JFK Ticker Tape Parade
On October 19, 1960 – Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy with his with wife Jackie receive a ticker-tape parade, Manhattan, New York City.
American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church Francis Cardinal Spellman invited Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy to the 50th annual Alfred B. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria.
A ticker tape parade is a parade event held in a built-up urban setting, allowing large amounts of shredded paper to be thrown from nearby office buildings onto the parade route, creating a celebratory effect by the snowstorm-like flurry. The concept originates from the United States and is most usually associated with that country, and especially New York City.
Through the 1950s, ticker tape parades were commonly given to any visiting head of state, such as Habib Bourguiba representing the fight over colonialism. In the 1960s, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, they became increasingly rare.