On This Day

July 16, 1999 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

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.

Deaths in History

  • Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)

John F. Kennedy Jr.

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


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