What Happened on July 16, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.

Famous Deaths

  • Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)
  • Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (George) and lawyer, dies in a plane crash at 38

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.