The JFK Assassination was a big point in American History. on November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he was riding in a motorcade through Dallas Texas. As the motorcade passed by the Texas School Book Depository, shots rang out and the president was hit. the bullets hit his neck and head. The president was transported to the nearby hospital but he didn’t make it and was pronounced dead at 1 pm November 22, 1963. Later that day the police had a man in custody. Lee Harvey Oswald was in custody for the assassination of the president and the murder of Patrolman J.D. Tippit.