Every Public Place in the World Named in Memory of JFK

By Robert Sorokanich on at

Friday was the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and Slate investigated just how many streets, schools, parks and other public places are named in honour of the 35th US president. The tributes go far beyond their own borders.

The interactive map holds some interesting surprises: the tiny island of Guam has a John F. Kennedy high school, and the Red Cross in Hong Kong, China bears his name. Europe is littered with JFK references, and the U.S.'s neighbours on both borders have establishments in his memory. Perhaps not shockingly, however, there is no civic monument found in Cuba or Russia. Apparently even Cold War grudges live on. [Slate]