May 19, 1994
Jacqueline “Jackie” Kennedy Onassis, died in New York. She was born Jacqueline Bouvier in Southampton, New York (her mother’s family were of Irish descent from Co. Cork) to a socially prominent family. She worked as a photographer before marrying John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1953. As First Lady, 1961-63, she oversaw the restoration of the White House and had it declared by Congress a national museum. After the assassination of her husband, Jackie returned to private life. In 1968, she married shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. Following Aristotle’s death in 1975, she worked as an editor at Doubleday until her death in 1994 following a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She is remembered for her style and grace. She also helped restore New York’s Grand Central station.