Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November 22, 1963

November 22, 1963. The very thought of the date evokes a string of memories surrounding the assassination of a young and very popular United States President, John F. Kennedy (Profiles in Courage).

It is of some interest that on the very same day two other personages of considerable fame and influence passed from this mortal coil. These men were Aldous Huxley (Brave New World, Point Counterpoint) and C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity).

John F. "Jack" Kennedy 1917 - 1963 Writer, Politician, President, Died too young

Aldous L. Huxley 1894 - 1963 Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist, Dramatist, Poet

Clive S. "Jack" Lewis 1898 - 1963 Novelist, Philosopher, Christian apologist, Professor


John Cowart said...

Hi Vanilla,

This is one of those dates when anyone living then can remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news.


vanilla said...

John, exactly so. Some events will never leave our memories.

Sharkbytes said...

I mourn CS Lewis the most