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I was just about eight years old then, and the adults around me were all stunned. I didn't understand the impact until much later in my life, but even then I knew a very bad thing had happened.
I was almost three. I have a vague memory of sitting on my mother's lap watching the President's funeral on TV. My great-great grandmother, who lived just two doors down from us, had passed away a few weeks prior, so I had that
as a reference point, and was upset.
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Interestingly enough this was also the date (in 1963), when Ian Brady and Myra Hindley murdered John Kilbride, who I believe was their first victim (I could be wrong about that). When I read Emlyn Williams' account, "Beyond Belief" a few years later, I remember that the similarity of initials between President Kennedy and Kilbride impressed Brady and Hindley.

I once saw Williams on stage - in his one man show as Charles Dickens. But that was around 1980.

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Interestingly enough this was also the date (in 1963), when Ian Brady and Myra Hindley murdered John Kilbride, who I believe was their first victim (I could be wrong about that). When I read Emlyn Williams' account, "Beyond Belief" a few years later, I remember that the similarity of initials between President Kennedy and Kilbride impressed Brady and Hindley.

I once saw Williams on stage - in his one man show as Charles Dickens. But that was around 1980.

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Hi Jeff

I also saw Emlyn Williams in his one-man show about Dickens, at Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins campus in Baltimore. It was a good evening!

This link might suggest the year was 1981: http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/15/th...s-dickens.html.

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A little off-topic, but an interesting aside:
I was recently made aware that both Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis share JFK's date of decease (22 November 1963).
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Hi Jeff

I also saw Emlyn Williams in his one-man show about Dickens, at Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins campus in Baltimore. It was a good evening!

This link might suggest the year was 1981: http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/15/th...s-dickens.html.

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Thanks for the link. It seems to be the right review of the show I saw but I saw it in Philadelphia with a college friend of mine. After seeing the show, because he did do a reading concerning Paul Dombey Jr. from "Dombey and Son", I finally read that novel. The reference to the final bit concerning about the "bloodcurdling" tale, was Williams as Dickens telling the story of "Captain Murderer" (a bluebeard type) from "The Uncommercial Traveller". The readings also included the beginning of one of the Christmas novels, "The Battle of Life", which has a rousing beginning (but when I read it I found it falls flat after awhile - not all of Dickens is good reading.

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Looks like he went on to Philadelphia :

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/01/12/bo...-novelist.html
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