John F. Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, and his birth was a big deal because of his father, that year John F. Kennedy becomes the President of the United States, two weeks before the birth.
The little John steals the hearts of the whole world for the next three years, while his father was the President in the White House. He was restless, adorable boy, who spent his days running around and hiding in the Oval Office with his older sister Caroline. The First Lady, Jackie Kennedy was indulging the little successor in everything. But the happiness did not last too long, around John`s third birthday, JFK was assassinated and the life for little heir changed forever.
After the JFK death, the life for Kennedy’s changed a lot, they moved from White House and John grew up in Manhattan and Massachusetts. The First Lady, Jackie Kennedy remarried Aristotle Onassis, and they all continue to have that rich and glamorous lifestyle.
Like the other men in this family, John studies at Brown University and had a law degree at New York University Law School. When Robert Kennedy, Jr. `s uncle, assassinated in 1968, the whole world looked at John as the last political hope. Unfortunately, he was only 38 when he tragically died on the airplane accident.
A multifaceted career
John Kennedy Jr. was a successful and trained lawyer who has worked as a New York City Assistant District Attorney for four years. He was the celebrity of his time. Besides the law career, he was a journalist for the New York Times. John founded George, the monthly magazine about fashion and luxury lifestyle with Michael Berman. He even tries to be an actor in the season-eight episode of the sitcom, Murphy Brown, of course, he was playing himself.
An obsession with flying
Jackie Kennedy, his mother, was not happy when he discovers his passion for flying. She even said to her longtime friend Maurice Tempelsman “to do whatever it took to keep John from becoming a pilot.” Jackie was familiar with his adventurous spirit and deeply worried that he would die in a plane accident.
John Jr. got his pilot`s license in April 1998, after flying lessons at the Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida. He had a break with lessons in 1997 because Michael Kennedy, his cousin, died during a skiing incident. His sister Caroline said about his flying lessons “ she could do little to stop him.”
The day John F. Kennedy Jr. died
Everything was excellent with the Kennedy`s Saratoga light aircraft, on July 16, 1999, when JFK Jr. his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette road up to his cousin, Rory Kennedy’s wedding at Martha’s Vineyard. Kennedy checked in with the control tower at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, but the plane never came on the landing point that day.
The first clue that the passengers died was suitcase form Lauren Bessette which was found in the Atlantic Ocean, and the 5 days later on July 21 there was the official announcement that passengers had died in the crash accident, and the cause of the crash was the pilot`s error. The National Transportation Safety Board said after the crash, “Kennedy’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during a descent over water at night, which was a result of spatial disorientation.”