Kennedy assassination newspaper headlines

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Newspaper headline Atlanta Journal November 22, 1963

Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, GA – Third extra “KENNEDY KILLED”

Bakersfield Californian November 22, 1963

Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, CA “PRESIDENT SHOT BY GUNMAN IN DALLAS”

Berkshire Eagle November 22, 1963

Berkshire Eagle “Kennedy Is Shot Dead”

Bakersfield Californian November 22, 1963

Billings Gazette “PRESIDENT DIES, SHOT BY SNIPER”

Boston Globe November 22, 1963

Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, CA “KENNEDY SLAIN”

Chattanooga News Free Press November 22, 1963

Chattanooga News Free Press “KENNEDY MURDERED BY GUNMAN IN TEXAS”

Columbus Evening Dispatch November 22, 1963

Columbus Evening Dispatch, Columbus, OH “JFK IS DEAD”

Evening Press November 22, 1963

The Evening Press “President is Assassinated; Texas Governor Wounded”

Houston Chronicle November 22, 1963

Houston Chronicle “Assassin’s Bullets Cut Down Kennedy, Connally in Dallas”

Illinois State Register November 22, 1963

Illinois State Register “PRESIDENT SLAIN”

The Longview Daily News November 22, 1963

The Longview Daily News “KENNEDY KILLED; GOVERNOR SHOT”

Lowell Sun November 22, 1963

The Lowell Sun “PRESIDENT SHOT DEAD!”

The Milwaukee Journal November 22, 1963

The Milwaukee Journal “Kennedy Is Slain”

New York World-Telegram November 22, 1963

New York World-Telegram “PRESIDENT SHOT DEAD”

Ogden Standard Examiner November 22, 1963

Ogden Standard Examiner “PRESIDENT KENNEDY KILLED BY ASSASSIN’S BULLETS”

Oklahoma City Times November 22, 1963

Oklahoma City Times “KENNEDY ASSASSINATED DURING DALLAS PARADE”

Oregon Journal November 22, 1963

Oregon Journal “ASSASSINATION SUSPECT SEIZED – JFK Slain In Dallas”

Portland Evening Express November 22, 1963

Portland Evening Express “President Kennedy Is Shot By Assassin”

The Register November 22, 1963

The Register “J.F.K. DEAD”

Rocky Mountain News November 22, 1963

Rocky Mountain News “PRESIDENT IS SLAIN”

Santa Barbara News-Press November 22, 1963

Santa Barbara News-Press “PRESIDENT KENNEDY IS SLAIN IN DALLAS”

Seattle Daily Times November 22, 1963

Seattle Daily Times “ASSASSIN KILLS KENNEDY”

Sheboygan Press November 22, 1963

Sheboygan Press “KENNEDY DEAD!”

Springfield Daily News November 22, 1963

Springfield Daily News “PRESIDENT KENNEDY SLAIN BY SNIPER AT DALLAS, TEX.”

Tulsa Tribune November 22, 1963

Tulsa Tribune “PRESIDENT IS SLAIN IN DALLAS PARADE!”

Kennedy assassination newspaper headlines


Until the late 1940s newspapers were the primary method of delivering the news. In addition to normal daily papers Extra’s were published when something big happened. These were sold on the street by newsboys.

The images above are from newspapers (some of them Extra’s) published on November 22, 1963, the images below from November 23, 1963. I’ve isolated the 9/11 Newspaper Headlines before. I find t interested to see which design decisions were made under extreme pressure.

Contrary to 9/11 newspapers I found the huge headlines I expected to find (on 9/11 most newspaper decided to use large images to tell the story).

There are many more American newspapers that brought the same story, I might add more images (and Extra’s later).

Albuquerque Journal November 23, 1963

Albuquerque Journal “Sniper Kills Kennedy”

Austin American Statesman November 23, 1963

Austin American Statesman “JOHN KENNEDY ASSASSINATED; LYNDON JOHNSON PRESIDENT”

Dallas Morning News November 23, 1963

Dallas Morning News “KENNEDY SLAIN ON DALLAS STREET”

Florida Times-Union November 23, 1963

Florida Times-Union “Johnson Takes Reins of Nation After Assassination of Kennedy”

The Intelligencer November 23, 1963

The Intelligencer “KENNEDY SLAIN; JOHNSON SWORN”

Miami Herald November 23, 1963

Miami Herald “KENNEDY DEAD”

Montana Standard November 23, 1963

Montana Standard “SNIPER KILLS PRESIDENT”

Muncie Star November 23, 1963

Muncie Star “KENNEDY ASSASSINATED”

The New York Times November 23, 1963

The New York Times “KENNEDY IS KILLED BY SNIPER AS HE RIDES IN CAR IN DALLAS; JOHNSON SWORN IN ON PLANE”

The Springfield Union November 23, 1963

The Springfield Union “NATION MOURNS SLAIN PRESIDENT; PRO-RED IS CHARGED AS ASSASSIN”