The Kennedy family is the closest thing to royalty that the United States has. For years, the public has been fascinated by them, and even though there is a wealth of knowledge out there about the family, there’s still so much that people don’t know about the Kennedy dynasty and its tragic past. We have collected 14 crazy facts about the famous family – check it out:
14. Ted Kennedy Survived a Plane Crash
Just seven months after his brother JFK had been assassinated, on June 19, 1964, Ted Kennedy was in a plane crash and survived. He had been flying in a small plane while campaigning for re-election to the Senate when the plane crashed into an orchard. The pilot and Edward Moss, one of Ted’s aids, were killed, while Senator Birch Bayh, Democrat Indiana, and his wife suffered minor injuries. Ted suffered a severe back injury, a punctured lung, broken ribs, and internal bleeding. He spent months recovering in a hospital and suffered chronic back pain after the accident.