John Kennedy Jr. (1960–1999)
Born: November 25, 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: July 16, 1999 (age 38) in near Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy (21 September 1996 – 16 July 1999) (his death)
The bodies of John Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette were recovered from plane wreckage off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. John and Carolyn were dropping Lauren off at Martha’s Vineyard, on their way to Rory Kennedy’s wedding. The plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. [July 1999]
His father’s funeral fell on John’s third birthday, November 25, 1963. The historical photograph of John saluting his father’s casket was taken that day. When John appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) in 1996, he told Oprah Winfrey that as an adult, he had no recollection of the funeral.