President John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born on May 29, 1917 at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Kennedy was the youngest American president, elected at age 43. He was also the first Catholic American president.
You can find out about President Kennedy, his life, his family and his presidency, by visiting John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, located at Columbia Point in Boston.
Kennedy's birthplace in Brookline is a National Historic Site.
Both of these places are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you can visit them virtually.
To read more about the Kennedy Family's Irish connections, click here.
For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.