People: Aug. 16, 1963

At 89, ex-President Herbert Hoover was making an astonishing recovery from the gastrointestinal bleeding that brought him near death in June. He now spends some time every day at his desk in his Waldorf Towers apartment. But Hoover canceled his traditional birthday-eve press conference on doctors' orders, instead issued a written statement. "The longer I live and the more I see," it said, "the more confidence I have in the American system of constant good will and service to other nations, and of free enterprise and personal liberty. We have a great way...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!