Profile of the Day: John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Today is the 14 year anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr. On July 16 ,1999, the light aircraft he was piloting crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. His wife, Carolyn and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette also perished in the crash.
John was born 16 days after his father President John F. Kennedy was elected to the presidency, becoming the first ever child born to a president-elect. In the now iconic photo, a three-year-old John was photographed bravely saluting his father’s casket. His small gesture captured the hearts of the American public until his death.
John F. Kennedy, Jr. is connected to over 70 million people on Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?