John F. Kennedy, Jr. died on July 16, 1999, when the plane he was piloting crashed off of Martha's Vineyard.
John F. Kennedy, Jr, son of the late President Kennedy, tragically died along with his wife Carolyn Bessette and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette when the small plane he was piloting disappeared off of the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
In commemoration of his untimely death, we look at some aspects about John F. Kennedy, Jr's fascinating life:
JFK, Jr's favorite Irish song
His favorite Irish song “Carrickfergus” was played at his funeral. While in college, Kennedy, Jr often entertained roommates with his Irish songs repertory.
JFK, Jr's Trump prediction
He once predicted Donald Trump would run for president. At a conference held in Mar a Lago which Trump attended, Kennedy was asked if he had any presidential ambitions.
“I think you should be asking those questions of Donald,” Kennedy, Jr said. “He’d clearly have the most extravagant winter White House.”
JFK, Jr's first trip to Ireland
On his first visit to Ireland as a child, JFK, Jr went into a candy store in Co Waterford and when asked which candy he wanted, he replied: “I want them all.”
Did JFK, Jr have plans for The White House?
The Kennedys’ former assistant, Kathy McKeon, says if John F. Kennedy, Jr hadn’t died in 1999, he’d be running in 2020.
“If her brother wasn’t gone, he’d probably be running for president,’’ McKeon, who helped raise JFK Jr. and Caroline Kennedy, told Avenue Magazine.
A small miracle in a tragic death
One of his flying instructors offered to accompany JFK, Jr because of weather conditions on what became his final flight. Kennedy politely turned him down.
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