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  1. Tetris World Champion
  2. The subject of the Steven Spielberg film 'Catch Me If You Can' starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks
  3. President of the PLO, succeeded Yassir Arafat
  4. An American astrophysicist and astronomer; Secretary of the Smithsonian (1928-1944)
  5. Personal secretary to Lady Bird Johnson in 1963, Abell was at the Johnson Ranch preparing for the Kennedys' arrival when the assassination took place. Abell then served as the White House social secretary to Mrs. Johnson from 1963 to 1969
  6. Daughter of Reverend Ralph David Abernathy, actress in tv show Any Day Now,The Walking Dead
  7. JFK: Jail clerk who appeared with Lee Harvey Oswald in the 4:35 and 6:30 p.m. lineups on November 23, 1963
  8. JFK: Student at the teaching hospital for the UT Southwestern Medical School, was at Parkland Hospital on Nov. 22, 1963, saw Trauma Room, Jackie Kennedy and the presidential limousine outside up-close/at Jack Ruby's Club Saturday before assassination
  9. Theatre Director // Officer of the Order of Canada
  10. US Navy/Joined in Philippines/Served WW2, Korea & Vietnam/Served Merchant Marines the end of WW2/Philippine by birth
  11. USO performer, WW2
  12. firefighter
  13. Chris Adams  (4)
    Author & retired United States Air Force officer/Distinguished Service Medal/Chief of Staff, Strategic Air Command 1983 accepted an appointment as Associate Director @Los Alamos National Laboratory/Brazos River Authority Board of Directors
  14. Former FBI agent, having evidence Lee Harvey Oswald did not assassinate president John F. Kennedy/assigned FBI office in Georgia on 11/22/1963 was responsible for investigating Joseph Milteer who he says is responsible for the assassination
  15. Consulted directly with Mr. & Mrs. Kennedy on Lafayette Square Historic District in Washington, D.C., supervised project for Robert Kennedy. Involved in planning, design & construction of President Kennedy's gravesite at Arlington Cemetery
  16. Henry Adams  (2)
    Great-grandson of Jameson Boyd-Adams, who was one of Sir Ernest Shackleton's crew on his expedition's. Lives in Snape, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
  17. Korean War: One of the 'Non-Repatriated 23' who didn't return to the US after the end of the Korean War. Most ended up returning to the US; a maximum of 7 are still alive
  18. Founder of Geshundheit Institute, portrayed by Robin Williams in movie of same name.
  19. U.S. Surgeon General
  20. Employee of the National Bank of Commerce in Dallas, Adams saw the JFK Kennedy motorcade near the corner of Main and Houston Streets and heard shots fired in Dealey Plaza. Recorded September 8, 2010
  21. Key leader in establishing The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  22. Adams had hoped to take her two children to Dallas Love Field to see the Kennedys depart Dallas, but after the assassination, she decided to go to Parkland Memorial Hospital. There she shot a few seconds of film with her home movie camera and was intervie
  23. Employee at TSBD at the time of President Kennedy's assassination and observed the motorcade from a 4th floor window
  24. Former head of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission involved in saving 3 whales from Alaskan ice back in 1988
  25. A U.S. antropologist; Secretary of the Smithsonian (1984-1994)
  26. Former Israeli Military General
  27. JFK - Head of the Blue Key Society of Southwestern Louisiana Institute at Lafayette (now ULL) who met and got photographed with future President Kennedy at the Crowley Rice Festival in 1959
  28. Employee of First National Bank of Dallas, Adler photographed a portion of the Kennedy motorcade & sold his film to Life magazine. Later, he served as the chief photographer at the Dallas Times Herald and managed its file of JFK negatives
  29. Youngest person to sail around the world
  30. American mechanical engineer most famous for having taken the only well-exposed color photograph of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon on July 16, 1945 at the Trinity nuclear test site in New Mexico. He is now 88
  31. American activist (1938-2009) in the Civil Rights Movement. Organizer of Students for Integration, a CORE Soul Force Member, a Freedom Rider, and one of the Americus Four who faced a death penalty for helping citizens legally vote
  32. Turkish criminal and assassin, Pope John Paul II assassination
  33. Scientist: Member of the Order of Canada
  34. An internationally renowned neuroscientist, he has made outstanding contributions to the medical field, particularly through his work in the regeneration of the nervous system. Member of the Order of Canada
  35. Iran Hostage Crisis Survivor (Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days (November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981) Vice consul
  36. Winner of nobel Peace prize 2019 and is prime minister of etiopia
  37. Muslim lady who gained fame following her being denied a Diet Coke by a United Airlines flight attendant
  38. Former Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor
  39. Akhmetshin has been reported to have ties to Russian intelligence agencies/Meet with Donald Trump Jr.in July 2016 to offer information on Hillary Clinton's illegal activites in 2016 Presidential Election
  40. Dr Worked on JFK In Dallas Texas after he was shot. Born November 30, 1929
  41. Former Alcatraz guard who led the last prisoner off the island on March 21, 1963
  42. Economist.Born: 04/12/1914
  43. First President of the University of Virginia; President of University of North Carolina and Tulane University
  44. Lieutenant with Dallas Fire Dept. in 1963 , Jack inspected the Dallas Trade Mart prior to the Presidential Luncheon . Also inspected Jack Ruby's nightclubs
  45. High paid call girl and aspiring singer, who had a tryst with former NY governor Eliot Spitzer, leading to his resignation; New York Post columnist,Playboy May 2010
  46. Created Club Kid scene in NY. Real life person film Party Monster was inspired by.
  47. Glenda Allen  (2)
    Donut Dolly Vietnam War/Served in Vietnam: 07/67 - 11/67 Cu Chi - 25th Inf. Div. Served in Vietnam: 11/67 - 03/68 Cam Rahn Bay - Army Served in Vietnam: 03/68 - 07/68 Lai Khe - 1st Inf. Div. (Returned to Viet Nam and Thailand with USO1971-73)
  48. A state trooper with the Texas Highway Patrol in 1963, Allen was assigned guard duty for Gov. John Connally during his recovery at Parkland Memorial Hospital
  49. Tallest Woman @ 7'7'
  50. William Allen  (2)
    UPI photographer , photographed Pres. Kennedy at Hotel Texas in Fort Worth on Nov.22. Also covered Jack Ruby trial
  51. William Allen  (3)
    News photographer for the Dallas Times Herald in 1963 , Allen was one of three photographers to take photos of the three ' tramps ' who were led by police away from railway car
  52. Construction worker who helped build the St Louis Arch in the mid-1960s
  53. Crew Member/USS Menhaden (SS-377) US Navy Balao-class submarine. Launched 1944, Operated out of Pearl Harbor until 1946 And then decommissioned & re-fitted as remotely controlled, unmanned acoustic test vehicle known as 'Yellow Submarine'
  54. One of the nine surviving Spanish Civil War Veterans Born:1919. Joined in 1936. In 2016, declared embassador by Valencia's Government during the October 9th Awards, aka Jose Alumudever Mateu
  55. Holocaust Survivor/Saw Josef Mengele performing medical experiments on prisoner forcing a dwarf, suffering from quadriplegia, to have sex with a Roma woman
  56. Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler Philanthropist & member of the Southern Methodist University board of trustees, was waiting at the Trade Mart for JFK's arrival and then served on the grand jury that indicted Jack Ruby the following Monday
  57. Nicaraguan CIA informant provided information about Lee Harvey Oswald after the JFK assassination
  58. Former Canadian radio broadcast commentator and was the first lay President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St. Michael's College. Officer of the Order of Canada
  59. JFK - The only newsman to join the initial police search team on the sixth-floor of the Texas School Book Depository, November 22, 1963: he took that film that shows officers picking up and examining the rifle
  60. Pakistani mountain climber & engineer. First Pakistani to reach the summit of K2
  61. 1918 Spanish Flu survivor. Aged 105 and living in Spain, as of April 2020
  62. Grandson of President Grover Cleveland
  63. Former head of Mossad from 1963 - 1968
  64. Spy/Former Israeli military intelligence major who was convicted of espionage in 1987. Amit is thought to have spied for the United States and a European NATO country, though this has never been confirmed by the Israeli government
  65. Descendant of Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer of polar regions who led the first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole.Lives in Norway
  66. WW2 Iwo Jima Marine, age 94 in 2020
  67. Polish Senator and Secretary of State, born 1950. Daughter of WWII Polish Forces hero Gen. W?adys?aw Anders and his wife, the entertainer Irena Renata Anders,
  68. One of the 6 people rescued during Operation Canadian Caper, film Argo is based on their escape
  69. last american hostage released from lebanon
  70. Tom Anderson  (2)
    Co-Creator of Myspace
  71. Born 1910 went to school with Erroll Flynn appeared in the documentary about Erroll Flynn Tasmanian Devil
  72. Former Alcatraz Inmate. Currently serving time at the Ohio State Prison for murdering wife, born 1938
  73. Deepwater Horizon Explosion Survivor/Marine Biology Student, fishing under the rig at the time of the eruption
  74. President of Yale University
  75. American mountaineer
  76. Canadian Lawyer who has helped the Canadian Government negotiate many international agreements. Member of the Order of Canada
  77. Niece of general Charles de Gaulle
  78. Architect best known for being the designer of the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City
  79. Former Model, Former Press Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II, Now Royal correspondent on CBS News
  80. Dallas Police Department auto-theft detective assigned to the Trade Mart for President Kennedy's luncheon, Archer later witnessed the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald and extensively interviewed Jack Ruby that afternoon. He ultimately informed Ruby that he w
  81. Canadian suffragist and writer who led the Maritime Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and the National Council of Women of Canada and the Local Council of Women of Halifax. For her many forms of social activism, she was referred to as the 'Lady of
  82. Survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp during WW 2. In famous Buchaewald photo
  83. Spanish Civil War Veteran. (Falange) Later fought for Germany in WW2. Born: 1920
  84. Survivor of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
  85. A co-worker of Lee Harvey Oswald at the TSBD , she saw Oswald shortly before the shooting of President Kennedy
  86. Gordon Arnold  (2)
    Admitted eyewitness to assassination, Arnold did not come forward until 1978. Reportedly standing on the grassy knoll and fell to the ground when shots were fired/Claimed to have encountered a man wearing a Dallas police officer uniform
  87. One of New Zealand's oldest people (Born: 1916) and a survivor of the '1918 flu pandemic' a.k.a Spanish Flu. She is now 100 and lives in Whanganui, a city on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand
  88. Born: (1924 is a Holocaust survivor and artist, primarily known for his portraits and landscapes.
  89. Captain of the boat 'Exodus'
  90. Maricopa County Sheriff (1992-2017) Known As America's Toughest Sheriff
  91. Chairman of the British Library
  92. JFK - Witness to the famous Parking Lot Speech in Fort Worth by President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, pictured in a well-known photograph by Gene Gordon
  93. Titanic Survivor
  94. British colonial officer, later associate of Ugandian president Milton Obote and Idi Amin Dada, is now living in Wimbledon, London
  95. Former colonial officer and associate of presidents Obote and Amin in Uganda in the the 1960s and 70s. Born 1924. He currently lives in Wimbledon, London. His nickname is: 'The White Rat'
  96. British POW that worked on the Bridge over the River Kwai - 'The Death Railway'
  97. Student in '63 , he worked as an usher at Texas Theatre
  98. Thomas Atkins  (2)
    Assigned by the U.S. Navy as the White House Cinematographer from 1963 to 1969, Atkins extensively filmed President's Kennedy's trip to Texas. His recognizable color footage was edited into the documentary film, 'The Last Two Days.'
  99. Dallas schoolgirl, Atkinson shook hands with President & Mrs. Kennedy at Love Field & later waited outside Parkland Memorial Hospital for news of JFK's condition/Photograph of Atkinson in tearful prayer was distributed internationally Press
  100. Antiques Expert; Appraiser on Antiques Roadshow; Specializes in ceramics; Has written over 30 books and is famous for his travel writing
  101. Flight (scientist) us weather office pathfinder 'mission'
  102. Freddie Mercury ex-girlfriend
  103. Former soldier and wartime PoW who claimed, controversially, to have broken into Auschwitz
  104. A drummer at Jack Ruby's Vegas Club in Dallas in 1963
  105. Witness to JFK Assassination and Oswald's Assassination - Was also in Texas Theatre when Oswald was captured - Newsweek Reporter
  106. Plane Steward on Air Force One on President Kennedy's trip to Texas in 1963