May 19, 1962 – At a pre-birthday party for President Kennedy held at Madison Square Garden in New York, Marilyn Monroe gave her famous rendition of Happy Birthday. With 15,000 in attendance, Monroe’s sultry and seductive vocal was upstaged only by her dress. So tight she had to be sewn into it, it was flesh-colored appearing almost sheer with over 2500 rhinestones. She sparkled and exuded sexuality. Allegedly, she wore nothing underneath.
It was to be Marilyn’s last public appearance. She would be found dead two and half months later. Rumors persist that she and Kennedy had had an affair.