Day in History: KROC replays long-lost JFK interview

November 18, 2018 GMT

1993 – 25 years ago

• A long-lost 1940 KROC Radio interview with 23-year-old John F. Kennedy will be broadcast by KROC-AM. The interview with Kennedy was done at the KROC studio while Kennedy was in Rochester for checkup at Mayo Clinic. At that time Kennedy was promoting the publication of his book, “Why England Slept.”

• The Rochester City Council placed a moratorium on business signs exceeding 50 feet in height until the council can discuss a height limit. The action came after the new McDonald’s on 55th Street Northwest erected a 100-foot sign and the city discovered it didn’t have an applicable height restriction.


1968 – 50 years ago

• Charley Pride, nominated for country western singer of the year, will be featured in the Grand Ole Opry Show at Mayo Civic Auditorium. Also featured will be Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, and Stonewall Jackson and the Wagonmasters.

• Saturday night is Barbecued spare rib night at the Sveden House in Rochester. All you can eat for $1.39

1943 – 75 years ago

• Five months and one day after he went out on a photographic reconnaissance mission along over the jungles of New Guinea First Lieutenant Frederick G. Hargesheimer was reported safe. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hargesheimer received the joyful telegram this morning.

• Police today issued a warning to children to stay away from the ice on Silver Lake. The ice is currently thin and extremely dangerous to walk on.

1918 – 100 years ago

• It is reported that hundreds of American prisoners released by the Germans are pouring across the lines. Many of the boys had to walk in freezing weather with little or no food.

• Demobilization orders already issued will discharge two hundred thousand soldiers within the next two weeks. The army can discharge 30,000 men a week. No more troops will be sent across the pond.