John F. Kennedy, Jr.

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.

Russian: Джон Фицджералд Кеннеди, младший
Also Known As: "John John & He was known as the American Son"
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Death: July 16, 1999 (38)
Off the coast of Martha´s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States (Plane Crash)
Place of Burial: Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 32nd First Lady of the United States
Husband of Carolyn Jeanne Kennedy
Ex-partner of Naomi Campbell; Sarah Jessica Parker; Cindy Crawford and Madonna
Brother of Arabella Kennedy; Caroline Kennedy; Patrick Bouvier Kennedy and Private

Occupation: attorney, journalist, and socialite
Managed by: Private User
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About John F. Kennedy, Jr.

Kennedy was one of the few presidential children to actually be raised in the White House. He died in a plane crash along with his wife and sister-in-law in mid-1999.

Born at Georgetown University Hospital sixteen days after his father was elected to the presidency, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was in the public spotlight from his infancy in early 1961 until his death in mid-1999. For most of the first three years of his life he lived in the White House. His nickname "John-John" came from a reporter mishearing JFK calling him ("John" spoken twice in quick succession). He was often referred to publicly as "John-John", although members of the Kennedy family themselves did not use the nickname. When he began school, he got in a fight on his first day when a classmate insisted on calling him John-John.

His father was assassinated on November 22, 1963, and the funeral procession took place on John, Jr.'s third birthday three days later. In a moment that became an emotional and iconic image of the 1960s, young JFK, Jr. stepped forward and rendered a final salute as the flag-draped casket was carried out from St. Matthew's Cathedral. Following his father's assassination, he grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. In 1968 his mother married Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, whom she had met in the early 1960s. The marriage lasted eight years until Onassis' death in 1975, when John, Jr. was fourteen years old.

Generally considered exceptionally handsome and athletic, People Magazine named Kennedy its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1988 at the age of 27 (the youngest "sexiest man" to date). He is the only person so named who was not a working actor and is the only one who is now deceased.


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John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s Timeline

November 25, 1960
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
July 16, 1999
Age 38
Off the coast of Martha´s Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
July 22, 1999
Age 38
Cremains scattered at sea off cost of Martha’s Vineyard by US Navy, Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States
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