The Kennedy curse is a term for the The Kennedy family ,because its members faced a series of tragic misfortunes and untimely deaths
Timeline: The Kennedy Family Curse
1) Joseph Kennedy Jr
US Navy lieutenant, Joseph Kennedy Jr, (the elder brother of JFK) died on August 12, 1944 - age 29. He was killed in action during World War II after the explosives in his plane detonated prematurely in flight
2) Kathleen Cavendish
Kathleen Cavendish( JFK's sister ) died on May 13, 1948 - age 28 .She was flying from Paris to the French Riviera when her plane entered into a storm causing the plane to crash into some mountains
On August 23,1956 , a month before her baby was due ,Jackie Kennedy gave birth to a stillborn daughter, Arabella.
4) Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
On August ,9 , 1963 – Patrick Bouvier Kennedy died at the age of 2 days old. He was Jackie Kennedy and John F. Kennedy’s second son
5) John F Kennedy
President John F Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dallas, Texas. He was 46-years old when he was fatally shot by former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.
6) Robert Kennedy
Robert F.Kennedy ( JFK's younger brother ) was assassinated on June 6, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, after winning the California Democratic primary. He was 42-years old when he was fatally shot by Sirhan Sirhan
7) David Kennedy
David Kennedy (fourth of RFK's eleven children) was found dead on April 25, 1984 in a Florida hotel room after overdosing on Cocaine, Demerol ( painkiller) and Mellaril (anti-psychotic medicine) He was 28-years old
8.) Michael Kennedy
On December 31, 1997 ,Michael Kennedy (sixth of RFK's children) died at the age of 39,after a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado. He was playing football while on skis and died after he collided with a tree
9) John F Kennedy Jr
John F Kennedy Junior(JFK's son) died on July 16, 1999 - age 38, after the aircraft he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean .His wife, Carolyn Bessette and her sister Lauren, were also killed.
10) Mary Kennedy
Mary Kennedy ( ex wife of Robert Kennedy Jr) died on May 16, 2012 - age 52, after committing suicide . She'd hanged herself in a barn behind her home
Kara Kennedy (eldest of the three children of Ted Kennedy) died on September 16, 2011 - age 51. She suffered a fatal heart attack while working out at a health club