On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1999

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 interestJohn F. Kennedy Jr.

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

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

1999 Highlights

About July 16, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer