JACQUELINE KENNEDY NAMED INTERNATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Buenos Aires, Argentina (JFK+50) Fifty-five years ago today, December 30, 1961, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy*, was named the International Woman of the Year by 100 international magazine editors gathered here in Buenos Aires.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy was born at Southampton Hospital in Southampton, New York on July 28, 1929**. Jackie's parents were John Vernou "Blackjack" Bouvier III and Janet Norton Lee. They divorced in 1940 and Janet married Hugh D. Auchincloss in 1942.
Jacqueline Kennedy's ancestry was Irish, English, French and Scottish. Her mother was the granddaughter of four immigrants from County Cork who came to New York in the 1840s .
*Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994) competed in horse riding and was a successful student of many languages. She lived in McLean, VA & Newport, R.I. JLKO attended Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD & Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT.
During her college years, she studied in France for a year. She married Senator John F. Kennedy in 1953. Jackie was one of the youngest and most popular First Ladies in American history.
**Jacqueline Kennedy was the 1st First Lady born in a hospital.