Coincidences Between Former Presidents

Eighteen similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy.

  1. Both Lincoln and Kennedy were concerned with civil rights.
  2. Lincoln was elected President in 1860. Kennedy in 1960.
  3. Both were slain on a Friday and in the presence of their wives.
  4. Both were shot from behind and in the head.
  5. Their successors, both named Johnson, were Southern Democrats and both were in the Senate.
  6. Andrew Johnson was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson in 1908.
  7. John Wilkes Booth was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald in 1939.
  8. Booth and Oswald were Southerners who favored unpopular ideas.
  9. Both Presidents lost children through death while in the White House.
  10. Lincoln's secretary, whose name was Kennedy, advised him not to go to the theater.
  11. Kennedy's secretary, whose name was Lincoln, advised him not to go to Dallas.
  12. John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in a theater and ran to a warehouse.
  13. Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and ran to a theater.
  14. The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters.
  15. The names Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson each contain 13 letters.
  16. The names John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald each contain 15 letters.
  17. Both assassins were killed before being brought to trial.
  18. Lincoln was shot in the Ford's Theater. Kennedy was shot in a Ford car. (And, as a matter of was a Lincoln!)