JFK’s last birthday: Gifts, champagne and wandering hands on the presidential yacht

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It has been 100 years since John F. Kennedy’s birth on May 29, 1917, at his parents’ home in Brookline, Mass., just outside Boston. Over the course of his life, Kennedy enjoyed lavish birthday celebrations, the most famous being a Democratic fundraising bash at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962, when a sequined Marilyn Monroe breathily purred, Happy burrthday, Mr. President

But how did Kennedy celebrate his 46th birthday — the last of his short life?

On a boat, with Dom Pérignon, French cuisine and the president chasing the wife of a legendary Washington journalist.




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