What Happened on July 16, 1999

Historical Events

Plane Crash

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.

Famous Deaths

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

John F. Kennedy Jr.John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960-1999)

American magazine publisher (George), lawyer and son of JFK, dies in a plane crash at 38

1999 Highlights

About July 16, 1999

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 23 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bills, Bills, Bills - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin