John F. Kennedy Assassination


11.22.63 by Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton (enhanced e-book)

Sunday, 11 December, 2011, 12:00am

Past and present King

11.22.63 by Stephen King Scribner

Jake Epping, the hero of Stephen King's whopping (740-page) new novel, is a man on a mission. His crusade, which Epping accepts with disarming speed, is to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on King's titular date: in old-fangled form, 22nd November 1963.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Police may have fired at hostage's seat

Hong Kong's own inquest into the Manila bus hijacking, in which eight Hongkongers died, yesterday heard that at least one of the bullets fired by police may have entered the bus at a point where a hostage was seated.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

North Korea launched one in April - so it claims - but last week it was South Korea's turn to watch a self-produced rocket lift off towards earth's orbit. However, it has taken both countries more than half a century to follow the lead of the Soviet Union, which launched Sputnik 1 into the heavens on October 4, 1957 ...

30 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

A year for an ox

Between sips of decaffeinated coffee, Sarah Brennan can't stop laughing. After every sentence or phrase she utters, even while talking about her new book, The Tale of Oswald Ox, the Hong Kong-based Australian author giggles.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

DAY 17

Forensic pathologists who conducted autopsies on constables Tsui Po-ko and Tsang Kwok-hang told the inquest where the bullet wounds were found. They also gave assessments of how they believed the men - including survivor Sin Ka-keung - were shot.

The officer who searched for bullet fragments in the underpass revealed where they were found.

The Testimony

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Fatal shots turned brain into 'fruit jam'

Constable died within three minutes of first shot, pathologist tells court

Three shots were fired at constable Leung Shing-yan's head during the attack in 2001, causing his brain tissues to 'pulpify' into a state resembling fruit jam, the coroner's court heard yesterday.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


1 In what United States city was Dr Martin Luther King Jnr shot dead on April 4, 1968?

2 What nationality was Robert F. Kennedy's assassin Sirhan Sirhan?

3 Julius Caesar was murdered by a group of conspirators on the Ides of March, 44BC. What date is this?

4 President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching which play?

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Pointless pluses add zero to lifestyle

Reader Dave Shaw informs us he recently received a weighty tome from the Hongkong Bank entitled Life Style Plus.

The glittering catalogue offered all sorts of 'must-have' items at discounts if you used the points accumulated on the credit card supplied by the bank.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Stone shows his class

OLIVER Stone's JFK (World, 9.35pm) might have been a complete disaster. It is more than three hours long - World is showing it in two parts, catering to Hong Kong's short attention span - it jettisons all conventional dramatic structure, depends heavily on extended dialogue and ends in defeat for our hero.

7 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Thought for the week

'When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.' JOHN F. KENNEDY.

6 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Superspy of old world order

Marita by Marita Lorenz and Ted Schwarz Bloomsbury $288 PUBLISHED at the height of the 30-year anniversary fever surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Marita Lorenz's autobiography would seem to be a certainty for the bestseller list.

4 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Murder, Motives and the Magic Bullet

FRIDAY, November 22, 1963. It was a day on which the world froze with shock. Such was the jolt that an entire generation still remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news of the slaying of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, in Dallas. It seemed as though an era had ended, an era that had only just begun.

21 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Yales of the brothers grim

The Last Brother By Joe McGinniss Simon & Schuster $250 IF this book had been written in the 70s, when the Kennedy mystique was still warm, it would have been courageous and contentious. In the 80s it would have been brave and illuminating. In the 90s it has a distinct whiff of vultures circling over a dead buffalo.

2 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Run-in with the Mob

DOUBLE CROSS By Sam and Chuck Giancana (Warner, $114) IT happens to all of us sometime or another if you do book reviews: you get lumbered with something that is either boring or disgusting. This one is gross and disgusting. But it has, apparently, made the US best-seller list.

29 May 1993 - 12:00am