Weird, Interesting Facts: Linking Lincoln and Kennedy

On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln of the United States was pronounced dead after he had been shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth (1829-1865) in Ford’s Theatre. Lovers and followers of American history will be very familiar with the events surrounding Lincoln’s presidency and his assassination. Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.

Image of Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy
Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy (the two men share some mind-blowing similarities).

Nearly a hundred years later, another president, the 35th, John F. Kennedy would suffer the same fate as Lincoln. While Lincoln and Kennedy lived nearly a century apart, there are some comparisons about the both of them that leave a lover of history and politics in total bewilderment. These facts first appeared after Kennedy’s assassination and it has been in the historical space since. However, the perpetual mystery linger on; was Lincoln and Kennedy the same man who was born and lived, became a president and was killed and born again and lived, became a president again and was killed again – shot in the head? Well, join me in assessing these interesting facts. Enjoy!

Lincoln and Kennedy

Abraham Lincoln was elected to congress in 1846.

John F. Kennedy was elected to congress in 1946.

Lincoln was elected president in 1860.

Kennedy was elected president in 1960.

Both surnames consist of seven letters.

Both were concerned with human rights.

Both lost a child in the white house.

Both were 6-feet tall.

Both presidents were shot in the head.

Both were shot on a Friday (Lincoln was shot on a Good Friday).

Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson who succeeded Lincoln was born in 1808.

Lyndon Johnson who succeeded Kennedy was born in 1908.

Stephen Douglas who contested the 1860 elections against Lincoln was born in 1813.

Richard Nixon who contested the 1960 elections against Kennedy was born in 1913.

Now their killers……………

John Wilkes Booth who assassinated Lincoln was born in 1829.

Lee Harvey Oswald who assassinated Kennedy was born in 1929.

Both were known by their 3 names.

Both names comprise of 15 letters.

Both were killed before their trials.

Lincoln was shot in a theatre named Ford.

Kennedy was shot in a car made by Ford.

Don’t fall off your seats………

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.

Kennedy’s secretary was named Lincoln.

Lincoln’s secretary warned him not to go to the theatre.

Kennedy’s secretary warned him not to go to Dallas.

Lincoln’s dog, Fido, was also assassinated.

Kennedy’s brother, Robert, was also assassinated.


Lincoln was shot in a theatre and the killer ran into a warehouse.

Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the killer ran into a theatre.

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Ayomide Akinbode

Ayomide Akinbode holds a degree in Chemistry but has a passion for History and Classics. When he is not writing, he’s either sleeping or playing Scrabble.

2 thoughts on “Weird, Interesting Facts: Linking Lincoln and Kennedy

  • April 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    “A week before Kennedy
    was killed, he was with Marilyn
    Kennedy was killed on Nov 22, 1963
    A week before is likely Nov 15, 1963
    Marilyn Monroe died on Aug 4, 1962
    Please be checking your facts before you copy-paste. Thanks

    • April 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm



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