It is also been 44 years since President Kennedy was assassinated. It happened at 1:30PM (EST) and at the time I was 5 years old and in Kindergarten.
Back then Kindergarten was only 1/2 a day for me and I believe I was in the Morning session. Therefore, I was already home when it happened. [Of course my memory could be wrong and I was in the afternoon session and was sent home].
For many years after that the big question people would ask each other was "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?".
So where were you?