Today marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, and there's still much to be learned about the personal life of the iconic former president. At times Kennedy seems like a mythical icon, shrouded in a curtain of conspiracies and the overly romanticized and distorted Camelot/ Kennedy administration metaphor. 

Was Kennedy a truly great president as purported by mainstream media? Despite his political and philanthropic endeavors, like the startup of the Peace Corps, his engagement in civil rights, and his adept management of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy's personal flaws, like his dependency on drugs and his womanizing liaisons, remained hush-hush throughout much of his presidency. 

Maybe that's why Americans have remained fixated on JFK. Get to know the most elusive icon in American culture: 14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK.

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