Disneyland park closed its gates on November 23, 1963 in honor of President John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated the day before, November 22, 1963. Kennedy is known to have visited Disneyland park only once, as Senator, in October 1959.
Disneyland closed after Kennedy’s assassination, 1963
- Navigating the turnstiles while loaded with gifts, 1960 — Share the History Love... Instead of shopping bags, buyers carried boxes tied with string, but their arms were just as full. Loaded to the gills with presents for the kids, this guy navigates the turnstiles at 34th St. in 1960. Share the History Love... [...]
- Hanging fake icicles at Knott’s Berry Farm, 1968 — Share the History Love... Female worker hanging fake icicles at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, 1968. Share the History Love... [...]
- USS Akron over the Lincoln Memorial, 1931 — Share the History Love... The airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) flying over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., 1931. The Akron was destroyed during a thunderstorm off the coast of New Jersey on April 4, 1933. All but three of the 76 crew and passengers were killed – it was the greatest loss of life in any airship [...]
- San Juan Capistrano officials standing on horses, 1929 — Share the History Love... Local officials including Orange County Supervisors Willard Smith and William Schumacher on horses while inspecting the site of the Ortega Highway, 1929 Share the History Love... [...]
- JFK and family in Hyannis Port, 1962 — Share the History Love... President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and their children John, Jr. and Caroline, at their summer house in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts on August 4, 1962. Share the History Love... [...]