Ahern, December 31, 1931
Two things Dad found reliable in the newspaper: Our Boarding House and Alley Oop.
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