- Historical event:
- 28 July 1929
- Her maiden name, Bouvier, was French, and her family was Catholic, just like the Kennedy family.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy was born on this day in 1929.
She was born in the city of Southampton in the U.S. state of New York. It was a place on Long Island, located a hundred kilometers to the east of the New York City.
Her father, John Vernou Bouvier III, was of French, Scottish and English descent, while the last name Bouvier was French. Her mother was of Irish descent.
Jacqueline’s family was Catholic by religion, just like the Kennedy family. Jackie also had a younger sister named Caroline Lee Bouvier, who married the Polish-Lithuanian prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł.