John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, but he wasn’t the only one of his siblings to meet a tragic end.
Kennedy was the second child born to Joseph Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. Ultimately, the family would swell to include nine children.
According to Kennedy biographer Alan Brinkley, the politically ambitious Kennedys initially pinned their hopes on their oldest child, Joseph Jr. The two oldest brothers were competitive with one another, but Joseph