Kate Webb. New Zealand-born Australian journalist Kate Webb was 24 years old when, in 1967, she paid for a one-way ticket to Saigon intending to write about the Vietnam War. She became United Press International’s Cambodia bureau chief. She was taken hostage by North Vietnamese soldiers and held for 23 days. Her distinguished journalism career with UPI and Agence-France Presse led her to write about other conflicts in Asia, including wars in Afghanistan. She died in 2007.
May 21, 1963. President John F. Kennedy (center) greets astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper and his family upon their arrival at the White House for Major Cooper’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) presentation ceremony. South Lawn driveway, White House, Washington, D.C. r - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
An impressive man: singer, actor, athlete, scholar--he was maligned and deprived of his passport by anti-communist racists. (Mr. and Mrs. Paul Robeson waving from SS Majestic: Paul Robeson, the Black singer and actor, is shown with Mrs. Robeson, as they arrived in New York City from Europe aboard the S. S. Majestic. He was on his way to Hollywood to appear in movies there. cruiselinehistory.com)
1960 Andrew Lopez of United Press International for his series of four photographs of a corporal, formerly of Dictator Batista's army, who was executed by a Castro firing squad, the principal picture showing the condemned man receiving last rites.