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Encyclopedia > Michael Kennedy
For the figure skater, see Michael Kennedy (skater)
For the U.S. Representative from New York (1939-1943), see Michael J. Kennedy.

Michael LeMoyne Kennedy (February 27, 1958December 31, 1997), was the sixth of eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. He was a nephew of former U.S president John F. Kennedy and senator of Massachusetts Edward M. Kennedy. He had six brothers and four sisters. His siblings, from oldest to youngest, are Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (b.1951), Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (b.1952), Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (b.1954), David Anthony Kennedy (b.1955-d.1984), Courtney Kennedy Hill (b.1956), Kerry Kennedy (b.1959), Christopher George Kennedy (b.1963), Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy (b.1965), Douglas Harriman Kennedy (b.1967), and Rory Kennedy (b.1968). Michael Kennedy with his sister, Karol, won five U.S. Figure Skating titles from 1948-1952. ... Michael Joseph Kennedy (October 25, 1897 - November 1, 1949) was an American businessman and politician. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RFK redirects here. ... Ethel Skakel Kennedy (born April 11, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois) is a member of the Kennedy political family by her marriage to Robert F. Kennedy. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Edward Kennedy Edward Moore Ted Kennedy, (born February 22, 1932, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. ... Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951) was lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Joseph Kennedy, II Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (born September 24, 1952), named after his late uncle Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also David Kennedy (disambiguation) David Anthony Kennedy was born on June 15, 1955 in Washington, D.C. He was the fourth of eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mary Courtney Kennedy Hill (known as Courtney) was born on September 9, 1956, in Boston. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mary Kerry Kennedy (known as Kerry) was born Sept. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher George Kennedy was born July 4, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy was born January 11, 1965 in New York, New York. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Douglas Harriman Kennedy (born March 24, 1967 in Washington, D.C.) is the 10th child of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Rory Elizabeth Katherine Kennedy (born December 12, 1968) is the youngest of the eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


Michael Kennedy was married to Victoria Gifford, daughter of Frank Gifford. They had three children: Michael LeMoyne Kennedy Jr., born Jan. 9, 1983, in Charlottesville, Va., Kyle Francis Kennedy, born July 6, 1984, in Washington, D.C., and Rory Gifford Kennedy, born Nov. 14, 1987, in Dorchester, Mass.. Francis Newton Gifford (born August 16, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) was an American football player and one of the better-known American sports commentators in the latter part of the 20th century who made the transition from an athlete to broadcasting. ... January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: C-Ville Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Albemarle County Founded 1762 Mayor David E. Brown Area    - City 26. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C. in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dorchester is the largest neighborhood within the City of Boston located within Suffolk County, Massachusetts. ...


Michael Kennedy was the head of his brother Joseph's non-profit organization, Citizen's Energy Corporation. He also helped organize Edward M. Kennedy's re-election campaign in 1994. Joseph Kennedy, II Joseph Patrick Kennedy II (born September 24, 1952), named after his late uncle Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. ... Edward Kennedy Edward Moore Ted Kennedy, (born February 22, 1932, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


In 1997, the news broke that Michael Kennedy was having an affair with the family's former babysitter. Allegedly, the affair had begun three years before when the babysitter was a fourteen year old teenager, and Kennedy was thus placed under investigation for statutory rape. However, the babysitter did not cooperate with prosecutors. Shortly after the scandal began, Michael Kennedy and his wife separated. After the affair, Michael Kennedy checked himself into a rehab center for alcoholics. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Day care is the care of a child during the day by a person other than the childs parents or legal guardians, often someone outside the childs immediate family. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A scandal is a widely publicized incident involving allegations of wrong-doing, disgrace, or moral outrage. ...


Michael Kennedy died later that year in a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado. Michael Kennedy was skiing with several other members of the Kennedy family when he hit a tree while they were playing football on skis. Kennedy was not wearing a helmet or other safety equipment. (The accident came just days before Sonny Bono died in a similar skiing accident on January 5, 1998, in California.) Deep powder skiing An alpine skier Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites), with metal edges, strapped to the feet... View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. ... The Irish Catholic political dynasty, John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy The Kennedy family is a prominent Irish-American family in American politics and government descending from the marriage of Joseph P. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A helmet is a form of protective clothing worn on the head and usually made of metal or other hard substance, such as Kevlar, resin fiber, or plastic typically for protection of the head in combat, or in civilian life, from sports injuries, falling objects or high-speed collisions. ... Warning signs, such as this one, can improve safety awareness. ... This page discusses common devices known as tools, for other meanings see Tool (disambiguation) Modern hammer A tool is, among other things, a device that provides a mechanical or mental advantage in accomplishing a task. ... Sonny Bono Salvatore Phillip Sonny Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades. ... Deep powder skiing An alpine skier Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites), with metal edges, strapped to the feet... A railing accidentally collapses at a college football game, spilling fans onto the sidelines An accident is something going wrong unexpectedly. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


See also

The Kennedy Curse refers to a series of unfortunate events that have happened to the Kennedy family. ... Related lists Lists of people by cause of death Skiing and skiing topics Categories: Skiing | Lists of people by cause of death ...

External links

  • Michael Kennedy's Gravesite

  Results from FactBites:
 
Michael Kennedy: Biography and Much More from Answers.com (454 words)
Michael Lemoyne Kennedy was the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, and nephew of President John F. Kennedy.
Michael Kennedy was married to Victoria Gifford, daughter of Frank Gifford.
In 1997, the news broke that Michael Kennedy was having an affair with the family's former babysitter.
CNN - Michael Kennedy dies in skiing accident - December 31, 1997 (619 words)
Michael Kennedy, a Massachusetts resident and father of three, suffered an onslaught of negative publicity last spring over an alleged affair with a family babysitter.
Michael Kennedy was one of 11 children of the late senator, who was assassinated in 1968 when Michael was just 10.
Kennedy was the second of the late senator's children to die under tragic circumstances.
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