David Kennedy

Born Jun 15, 1955

David Anthony Kennedy was the fourth of eleven children of Robert F. Kennedy.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Kennedy.


1955 Birth Born on June 15, 1955.


1968 13 Years Old On June 4, 1968, eleven days before his 13th birthday, Kennedy nearly drowned while he and his siblings were swimming in the Pacific Ocean near the Malibu, California beach house of a Kennedy family friend, Hollywood film director John Frankenheimer. … Read More
1973 18 Years Old A 1973 Jeep accident left Kennedy's then girlfriend, Pamela Kelley, paralyzed. … Read More
1974 19 Years Old 1 More Event
He had ambitions of becoming a journalist and spent several months as an intern for a Tennessee newspaper in 1974. … Read More


1976 21 Years Old Kennedy was diagnosed twice with bacterial endocarditis, an inflammation of the heart often associated with the use of intravenous drugs. As well as experiencing drug overdoses in 1976 and 1978, he also had some skirmishes with the law, including speeding offenses and a DUI.
1978 23 Years Old Kennedy spent 6 weeks in Sussex, England, under the care of Dr. Margaret Patterson, an addiction specialist, during the autumn of 1978. … Read More
1982 27 Years Old Considering a return to Harvard, he moved back east in the autumn of 1982, followed by a 6-month stint with the Boston based Atlantic Monthly magazine.
1983 28 Years Old Kennedy spent time in Spofford Hall, a rehab facility in New Hampshire in September 1983 in order to curb his drinking before starting school again. … Read More
1984 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In the spring of 1984, Kennedy completed a month-long stay at St. Mary's Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis. … Read More
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