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Friday is the anniversary of LBJ's death

43 years ago LBJ passed away heading to the Alamo City

Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as US President in cabin of Air Force One after John F. Kennedy assassination, with Jacqueline Kennedy.
Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as US President in cabin of Air Force One after John F. Kennedy assassination, with Jacqueline Kennedy.

SAN ANTONIO – Friday marks the 43rd anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s death.

The 36th President of the United States died of a heart attack on his way to San Antonio in 1973.

While on his Texas ranch, LBJ experienced chest pains related to a poor heart. He had previously experienced three major heart attacks.

JBJ was airlifted to San Antonio and pronounced dead on arrival at Brooke Army General. The facility is now known as the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Press secretary Tom Johnson phoned Walter Cronkite shortly after LBJ’s death.

Cronkite announced live on CBS Evening News that LBJ had passed while still on the phone with Johnson.

During his time as President, LBJ signed many major legislation acts into law, including:

• Clean Air Act of 1963
• Civil Rights Act of 1964
• Economic Opportunity Act
• Social Security Act of 1965
• Freedom of Information Act
• Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Lyndon B. Johnson was 64 at the time of his death.
 


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