"Kennedy assassination" redirects here. For the assassination of John's brother Robert, see Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
Assassination of John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Governor of Texas John Connally in the presidential limousine, minutes before the President's assassination.
Location Dealey Plaza
Coordinates 32.77903°N 96.80867°WCoordinates: 32.77903°N 96.80867°W
Date November 22, 1963
12:30 p.m. (Central Time)
Target John F. Kennedy
Attack type Sniper style assassination
Weapon(s) 6.5 × 52 mm Italian Carcano M91/38 bolt-action rifle
Deaths 1 killed (President Kennedy)
Injured (non-fatal) 2 wounded (Governor Connally and James Tague)
Perpetrator Lee Harvey Oswald
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation in 1963–64 by the Warren Commission concluded that Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Although the Commission's conclusions were initially supported by a majority of the American public,