On November 8, 1960 JFK became the youngest man ever elected President of the United States and the first catholic president. He went to sleep late on November 8th not knowing if he had won or not. It wasn’t until his daughter Caroline woke him up in the morning of November 9th saying “Good Morning, Mr. President.” that he knew he had own. He’s seen reading about it above. He won with 303 electoral votes beating Richard Nixon.