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.
- Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)
- Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No