1. Both presidents were elected to the House of Representatives in '46:
2. The number 7:
3. Both presidents were elected to the presidency in '60 and inaugurated in ‘61:
Lincoln won the election in 1860 and his inauguration was held on March 4, 1861.
Kennedy won the election in 1960 and his inauguration was held on January 20, 1961.
4. Both defeated an incumbent vice president for the presidency:
Lincoln defeated Vice President John C. Breckenridge.
Kennedy defeated Vice President Richard Nixon.
5. Both their vice presidents and successors were Southern Democrats named Johnson.
6. Both Johnsons' were born in '08:
7. Both men were shot in the back of the head and in the presence of their wives.
8. Both presidents were shot on a Friday.
9. The Ford connection:
Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre.
Kennedy was shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford.