It was on this date 13 years ago, July 16th, 1999, that John F. Kennedy Jr. died when the small plane he was piloting to a family wedding crashed into the ocean off the Massachusetts coast. The son of former President John F. Kennedy was just 38 years old. His wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, also died in the crash. Named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1988, John F. Kennedy Jr. remains the only non-actor to receive that award..!!