Famous Singers in History

Events in Music

  • 1516-04-06 A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este
  • 1868-06-21 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich
  • 1871-10-06 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • 1931-05-01 Singer Kate Smith begins her long-running radio program on CBS
  • 1933-07-22 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida" at the New York Hippodrome, becoming the 1st black female opera singer to perform in the US

MurderMurder of Interest

1936-04-14 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1941-05-21 Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp

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1943-02-06 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

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1943-02-22 Plane crash in the Tagus River, Lisbon, Portugal kills 23 with 15 survivors including singer Jane Froman

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman
  • 1944-05-09 Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana
  • 1953-08-02 Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash
  • 1953-10-19 Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey
  • 1956-04-11 Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater in racial incident
  • 1957-12-29 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas
  • 1960-10-27 Singer Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"

Music concertMusic Concert

1961-07-23 American opera singer Grace Bumbry becomes the first black singer to perform at the Bayreuth Festival, Germany, she earns 42 curtain calls

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry

  • 1963-06-15 "Sukiyaki" sung by Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, hits #1
  • 1964-06-08 "The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)", recorded by 1960s American pop singers, Jan and Dean, is released
  • 1964-12-18 During funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans cause damage to funeral home

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1967-12-25 Singer Paul McCartney & actress Jane Asher get engaged

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970-03-10 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music concertMusic Concert

1970-06-12 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin

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1970-06-23 Rocker and singer Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession

Singer and Dancer Chubby Checker
Singer and Dancer
Chubby Checker

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1975-08-04 Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is seriously hurt in a car crash in Rhodes, Greece

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

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1975-10-27 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 1976-11-26 German DR deprives singer/poet Wolf Biermann citizenship
  • 1976-12-22 German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
  • 1979-08-20 Singer Vikki Carr & Michael Nilsson wed
  • 1979-10-24 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc as all-time best selling singer-songwriter
  • 1981-01-18 Punk singer Wendy O. Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity (later cleared)
  • 1982-03-18 Singer Teddy Pendergrass' spinal cord severed in a car accident
  • 1984-09-04 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti sentenced to 2 years
  • 1984-09-12 Country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
  • 1989-06-14 Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

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1990-03-20 Singer Gloria Estefan fractures her spine when a truck hits her tour bus near Scranton, Pennsylvania

Music releaseAlbum Release

1990-10-10 Mexican singer and actress Thalia releases her debut album "Thalía"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Thalía
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Thalía

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1990-10-17 Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong drops out of school to pursue a career in music

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1991-02-27 Singer James Brown is released from prison

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

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1991-08-02 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 1991-11-02 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • 1992-04-29 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

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1992-05-05 Country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1992-05-20 Rap singer raps 597 syllables in under 60 seconds

Music releaseAlbum Release

1992-07-28 R&B singer Mary J. Blige releases her debut album "What's the 411?", with production by Puff Daddy

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • 1993-01-21 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
  • 1993-03-08 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • 1993-06-07 Singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to a symbol
  • 1993-11-18 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • 1994-03-05 Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop
  • 1994-04-07 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion

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1994-05-04 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • 1994-05-24 Poison singer Bret Michaels is involved in a car crash
  • 1994-09-12 Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery

Music releaseMusic Single

1995-03-20 Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, released, 1st Fab Four single in nealy 10 years

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1995-09-28 Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle

KnightedKnighthood

1995-10-25 Singer Cliff Richard receives his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, - 1st rock star to be knighted

Singer Cliff Richard
Singer
Cliff Richard
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1996-04-07 Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
  • 1996-09-08 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
  • 1997-02-27 Singer Sade (Helen Folasade) arrested in Jamaica for disobeying a police officer
  • 1997-06-25 Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop
  • 1998-01-29 Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999-06-01 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido
  • 2001-08-25 Singer Aaliyah and 8 others killed in an air crash in the Bahamas

Music releaseAlbum Release

2002-06-04 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne releases debut album, "Let Go"

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

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2003-11-17 Britney Spears, at 21 years old, becomes the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 2003-12-05 Mexican singer Thalia the "Queen of Latin Pop" is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

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2005-05-17 Singer Kylie Minogue is diagnosed with breast cancer at 36

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue

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2005-06-13 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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2005-12-21 Singer Elton John and David Furnish register their civil partnership at Windsor Town Hall, on the first day they come into law in England and Wales

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Music releaseAlbum Release

2006-07-13 UK singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut album "Alright, Still" (Grammy nominee Best Alternative Music Album)

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen

Music releaseAlbum Release

2007-10-23 "Raising Sand" a collaborative album by rock singer Robert Plant and bluegrass singer Alison Krauss is released

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

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2009-02-08 Singer Rihanna cancels appearance at the Grammys after being assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown

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2010-05-01 Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Singer Bryan Adams
Singer
Bryan Adams

Music releaseMusic Single

2011-09-20 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

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2012-02-06 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot

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2013-07-17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • 2013-10-04 German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold

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2015-10-08 Actress and singer Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

2016-10-13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 2016-12-07 Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed
  • 2017-03-21 Singer Wyclef Jean wrongly identified as a suspect, handcuffed and detained by LA county sheriff’s department

Music releaseAlbum Release

2017-05-12 Former One Direction singer Harry Styles releases his self-titled debut solo album

Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

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2017-05-30 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 2017-06-06 Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service

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2017-07-21 Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his "bad behavior"

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • 2017-11-15 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award

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2017-11-18 Shawn Mendes is the first singer under 18 to get three No. 1 singles on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Mendes
Singer-Songwriter
Shawn Mendes

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2017-12-31 Singer Lorde called a bigot in ad in Washington Post after cancelling show in Israel

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde

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2018-01-23 Singer Neil Diamond retires after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond

Music releaseAlbum Release

2018-03-30 Country singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves releases her fourth album "Golden Hour" (Grammy Album of the Year 2019)

Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

2018-06-14 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing

  • 2018-07-02 Singers Cheryl and Liam Payne announce they are splitting up after two years

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2018-07-24 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

Actress and Singer-Songwriter Demi Lovato
Actress and Singer-Songwriter
Demi Lovato
  • 2018-08-13 Ugandan politician and pop singer Bobi Wine arrested by the Ugandan army at a campaign rally in Arua and later allegedly tortured

Wedding of InterestPriyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas

2018-08-18 Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with an engagement party in Mumbai, India
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The wedding in Jodhpur, India
The wedding in Jodhpur, India

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2018-08-24 Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler sends cease-and-desist letter to President Trump demanding he stop using the band's songs at rallies

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018-08-26 Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred arrested in Saint-Tropez, France on a rape allegation
  • 2018-09-22 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados

Film release premierFilm Premier

2018-10-23 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek

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2018-10-26 Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor announces she has converted to Islam

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 4,355

  • 1513-02-14 Domenico Maria Ferrabosco, Italian composer & singer of the Renaissance, born in Bologna (d. 1574)
  • 1530-08-22 Bartolomeo Spontone, Italian composer and singer, born in Bologna (d. 1592)
  • 1561-08-20 Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer who wrote the 1st recognized opera "Dafne", born in Rome (d. 1633)
  • 1563-01-30 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, born in Bruges, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • 1587-09-18 Francesca Caccini, Italian composer and singer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1641)
  • 1600-09-05 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, born in Spoleto (d. 1670) baptismal date
  • 1605-10-16 Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer
  • 1610-12-09 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato singer, born in Perugia, Italy (d. 1680)
  • 1616-05-19 Johann Jakob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer
  • 1619-08-06 Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer and composer, baptised in Venice (d. 1677)
  • 1623-08-05 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, born in Arezzo (d. 1669) baptismal date
  • 1659-08-01 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer and organist and singer, born in Ostend (d. 1723)
  • 1670-07-19 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, born in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (d. 1758)
  • 1739-09-07 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • 1751-03-29 Supply Belcher, American composer and singer (The Harmony of Maine), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 1836)
  • 1755-08-31 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, born in Perutz, Bohemia (d. 1822)
  • 1759-05-18 Charles Duquesnoy, South Netherlands composer and singer, born in Beuzet (d. 1822)
  • 1774-03-20 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, born in London (d. 1856)
  • 1775-08-28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • 1779-04-21 William Knyvett, British singer and composer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1856)
  • 1801-12-07 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1862)
  • 1808-03-24 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • 1819-06-03 Thomas Ball, American sculptor, painter and musician, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1834-02-06 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer, born in Ogulin, Croatia (d. 1889)
  • 1837-01-23 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, born in Long Green, Maryland (d. 1915)
  • 1840-08-28 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel hymns), born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1908)
  • 1848-11-24 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
  • 1853-12-22 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1917)
  • 1854-02-20 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1912)
  • 1856-03-09 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1861-05-19 Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (d. 1931)
  • 1861-12-04 Lillian Russell [Helen Leonard], American singer and actress (Great Mogul), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 1922)
  • 1862-06-27 May Irwin, Canadian comedienne and singer (Hot Time in the Old Town), born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • 1864-02-07 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet)
  • 1865-01-03 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), born in London, England (d. 1936)
  • 1867-01-20 Yvette Guilbert [Emma Laure Esther Guilbert], French singer and actress, born in Paris, France (d. 1944)
  • 1867-03-27 Edyth Walker, American opera singer, born in Hopewell, New York (d. 1950)
  • 1867-08-11 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields)
  • 1868-11-04 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)
  • 1869-09-10 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, born in California (d. 1937)
  • 1869-10-23 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch singer
  • 1870-08-04 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), born in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1950)
  • 1871-04-03 Mistinguett [Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois], French actress and singer (Moulin Rouge star), born in Enghien-les-Bains, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 1956)
  • 1872-03-19 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), born in Warsaw (d. 1918)
  • 1872-04-04 Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1877-05-25 Billy Murray, American singer (Denver Nightengale), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • 1880-02-14 Aida Overton Walker, African-American dancer & singer (In Dahomey, Salome), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1914)
  • 1881-05-13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer
  • 1881-09-27 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist, singer and actress, born (d. 1940)
  • 1882-02-28 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • 1882-08-10 Max Kowalski, German pianist, singer, and composer (Pierrot Lunaire), born in Kowal, Russian Empire/Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1882-10-25 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter (Pretty Baby), born in New Orleans (d. 1921)
  • 1883-05-26 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • 1884-01-13 Sophie Tucker, [Kalish] "last of red hot mammas", Russian-born American singer, born in Tulchyn, Russian Empire (d. 1966)
  • 1884-08-02 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, born in Hagby, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1884-10-20 Thomas Chalmers, American opera singer, actor, and filmmaker (Blind Alleys, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1884-12-20 Max Blokzijl, Dutch singer, journalist, and Nazi collaborator, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1946)
  • 1885-10-22 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • 1886-04-26 Ma Rainey [Gertrude Pridgett], American singer "Mother of the Blues", born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1939)
  • 1886-05-26 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1887-10-06 Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], Austrian singer (Vienna Opera)
  • 1888-01-10 Emile van Bosch, Belgian-Dutch opera singer (Fair Folks), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • 1888-09-12 Maurice Chevalier, French actor and singer (Thank heaven for little girls), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • 1889-09-28 D P "Dad" Carter, American gospel singer (Chuck Wagon Gang), born near Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • 1889-10-28 Juliette Béliveau, Canadian actress (Le gros Bill) and singer, born in Nicolet, Quebec (d. 1975)

Person of interestCarlos Gardel

1890-12-11 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1935)

  • 1890-12-20 Yvonne Arnaud, French-born pianist, singer and actress (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), born in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France (d. 1958)
  • 1892-03-17 Sayed Darwish, Egyptian singer & songwriter, "father of Egyptian popular music" (Ana Haweet), born in Kôm el-Dikka, Alexandria (d. 1923)
  • 1892-05-18 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific, RCA Victor Show), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1957)
  • 1892-05-31 Willem Ravelli, baritone singer
  • 1893-03-03 Mississippi John Hurt, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Teoc, Carroll County, Mississippi (d. 1966)
  • 1893-06-14 Siggie Nordstrom, American singer (The Nordstrom Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1893-06-26 Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer and guitarist (Blues by Broonzy), born in Scott, Mississippi (d. 1958)

Person of interestMae West

1893-08-17 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1893-09-24 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Coutchman, Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1894-04-15 Bessie Smith, American blues singer nicknamed the "Empress of Blues" (over 200 songs), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1937)
  • 1894-11-29 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1895-01-13 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • 1895-01-20 Eva Jessye, American singer, actress, songwriter (Hallelujah) and 1st black woman to receive international distinction as a choral conductor, born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • 1895-04-01 Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
  • 1895-06-14 Cliff Edwards "Ukulele Ike", American singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star), born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • 1895-07-25 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • 1895-10-28 John Boles, American singer and actor (Babes in Baghdad), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1969)
  • 1895-11-08 Hermann Schey, German-Dutch singer, born in Bunzlau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1895-12-09 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer, born in Barcelona (d. 1936)
  • 1896-01-20 George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], American actor, comedian and singer (Oh God, Burns and Allen), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1896-08-02 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1960)
  • 1896-10-31 Ethel Waters, American actress (Beulah), singer (Stormy Weather), born in Chester, Pennslyvania (d. 1977)
  • 1896-11-23 Ruth Etting, American dancer, singer and actress (Roman scandals), born in David City, Nebraska (d. 1978)
  • 1896-12-04 Larry Stock, American singer-songwriter (Blueberry Hill), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1897-01-22 "Blind" Willie Johnson, American gospel blues singer and guitarist ("Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"), born in Pendleton, Texas (d. 1945)

Person of interestMarian Anderson

1897-02-27 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)

  • 1897-03-25 "Sweet" Emma Barrett, American Dixieland jazz pianist and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana ( d. 1983)

Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

1897-09-08 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1898-01-07 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1898-04-09 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1898-04-09 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • 1898-04-12 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), born in Draguignan, France (d. 1976)
  • 1898-04-15 Nini de Boël, Flemish operette singer (White Horse), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1898-07-24 Caterina Jarboro, African-American opera singer and 1st black female performer to sing on opera stage in US, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1986)

Weddings in Music

Weddings 1 - 100 of 396

  • 1822-03-16 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 1st wife Opera Singer Isabella Colbran in Bologna

LoveWedding of Interest

1889-09-06 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 1904-02-02 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey

LoveWedding of Interest

1917-05-01 Country singer Jimmie Rodgers (19) weds Stella Kelley

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers

LoveWedding of Interest

1923-05-17 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich

LoveWedding of Interest

1924-01-11 Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

LoveWedding of Interest

1926-03-13 Country singer Maybelle Carter (17) weds Ezra Carter

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter

LoveWedding of Interest

1930-09-29 Singer and actor Bing Crosby (27) marries actress Dixie Lee (18)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

LoveWedding of Interest

1933-07-18 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

LoveWedding of Interest

1935-08-19 French singer Édith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1936-06-14 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico

LoveWedding of Interest

1939-02-04 Singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1943-12-05 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

LoveWedding of Interest

1943-12-24 Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner

LoveWedding of Interest

1944-10-03 Comedian Jerry Lewis marries singer Patti Palmer

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

LoveWedding of Interest

1946-08-10 Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart

LoveWedding of Interest

1948-03-28 Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • 1948-05-15 Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds singer Tony Martin (34)

LoveWedding of Interest

1949-06-30 Filmmaker Billy Wilder (43) weds former singer Audrey Young

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder

LoveWedding of Interest

1951-04-03 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

LoveWedding of Interest

1952-07-09 Country singer June Carter Cash (23) weds singer Carl Smith (25)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

LoveWedding of Interest

1952-08-31 Soprano singer Leontyne Mary Violet Price (25) weds concert bass-baritone singer William Warfield (32)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • 1952-10-18 Latin actress Maria Felix (38) weds actor and singer Jorge Negreta (40) in Mexico

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-06-18 Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-06-19 Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-07-06 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-07-13 Academy award-winning actor José Ferrer (41) weds singer and actress Rosemary Clooney (25) in Durant, Oklahoma

  • 1953-09-24 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
  • 1955-09-18 Actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds singer Eddie Fisher (27)

LoveWedding of Interest

1956-05-22 Actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
  • 1956-08-05 Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)

LoveWedding of Interest

1956-12-28 Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 1957-10-24 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant
  • 1957-11-11 Country singer June Carter Cash (28) weds former football player Edwin Nix
  • 1957-12-29 "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

LoveWedding of Interest

1958-08-15 Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1960-01-31 Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress and singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
  • 1960-06-06 Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald
  • 1961-04-01 American televangelist Jim Bakker (21) marries Christian singer Tammy Faye (19)

LoveWedding of Interest

1962-06-20 Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

Singer Jane Froman
Singer
Jane Froman
  • 1962-10-09 French singer Édith Piaf (46) marries French Greek actor Théo Sarapo (26)

LoveWedding of Interest

1962-11-18 Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith

Singer Barry White
Singer
Barry White

LoveWedding of Interest

1962-11-26 Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner

LoveWedding of Interest

1962-12-18 Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva

LoveWedding of Interest

1963-01-12 Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

LoveWedding of Interest

1963-03-21 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

LoveWedding of Interest

1963-10-15 Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers

LoveWedding of Interest

1963-11-12 Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

LoveWedding of Interest

1964-06-27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

LoveWedding of Interest

1964-07-02 Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson

LoveWedding of Interest

1964-10-27 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

LoveWedding of Interest

1965-06-18 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno

LoveWedding of Interest

1965-06-28 Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1965-10-16 Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC

LoveWedding of Interest

1966-05-30 Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton

LoveWedding of Interest

1966-06-14 Musician Louis Jordan (58) weds singer and dancer Martha Weaver

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

LoveWedding of Interest

1966-08-07 Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

LoveWedding of Interest

1967-06-06 Country singer John Denver (23) weds psychotherapist Annie Martell at the Christ Chapel in St. Peter, Minnesota

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-03-01 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-07-06 US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf (33) weds Brenda Halsinger

US General Norman Schwarzkopf
US General
Norman Schwarzkopf

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-09-30 Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-10-31 Singer Davy Jones (22) weds actress Linda Haines

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones

LoveWedding of Interest

1968-11-09 Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant (19) weds Maureen Wilson (19)

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant

LoveWedding of Interest

1969-02-16 Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1969-12-17 50m TV viewers watch singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on "The Tonight Show"

LoveWedding of Interest

1970-03-20 Singer David Bowie (23) weds model Angie Bowie (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

LoveWedding of Interest

1970-06-21 "The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) "marries" author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony, but the marriage is not legally binding

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison

LoveWedding of Interest

1970-09-01 "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb

LoveWedding of Interest

1970-09-14 Singer Stevie Wonder (20) marries Rita Wright [Syreeta] (24)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1970-10-02 Scottish singer Donovan (24) weds Linda Lawrence at Windsor Registry Office
  • 1970-10-22 Singer James Brown (37) weds Deidre Jenkins in Barnwell, South Carolina
  • 1970-10-31 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico

LoveWedding of Interest

1971-07-06 ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)

  • 1971-07-19 "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor

LoveWedding of Interest

1971-08-05 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer [nee Gaines] (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1973-09-17 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson
  • 1974-07-04 Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1974-07-16 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah

LoveWedding of Interest

1974-09-14 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1976-06-21 Country singer Reba McEntire (21) weds national steer wrestling champion Charlie Battles

LoveWedding of Interest

1976-07-11 Singer Andy Gibb (18) weds Kim Reeder in Australia

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb

LoveWedding of Interest

1976-07-31 Singer Natalie Cole marries songwriter Marvin Yancy

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • 1977-08-27 "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol

LoveWedding of Interest

1978-02-14 Country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1978-05-08 Singer Donny Osmond (20) weds Debra Glenn (19) at Salt Lake Temple in Utah
  • 1978-07-06 Country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

LoveWedding of Interest

1978-08-02 Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds Pegi Morton

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

LoveWedding of Interest

1978-09-02 Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)

LoveWedding of Interest

1979-04-06 Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

LoveWedding of Interest

1979-04-07 Country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1979-07-08 Singer Marianne Faithfull (32) weds Ben Briefly
  • 1979-08-18 Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
  • 1980-07-16 Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

1980-10-31 Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton

LoveWedding of Interest

1982-07-04 Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne

LoveWedding of Interest

1982-08-21 U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1943-07-07 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1951-10-29 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1964-07-28 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

  • 1968-08-16 Singer and actor Frank Sinatra and 3rd wife actress Mia Farrow divorce after 2 years of marriage
  • 1970-11-08 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1974-09-13 Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1976-11-24 Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1980-02-08 Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces singer David Bowie (33) after 9 years of marriage

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1981-01-10 Singer James Brown (47) divorces Deidre Jenkins after 10 years of marriage

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1985-01-07 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989-06-15 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) divorces vocalist James Moreland only 4 months after getting married

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1990-01-03 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage

  • 1990-04-01 Guns & Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1992-04-12 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Musician
Lenny Kravitz

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1998-03-05 Singer Mariah Carey and mugic mogul Tommy Mottola divorce after 2 years of marriage

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1999-02-14 Singer Prince Rogers Nelson (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage

  • 2000-09-22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2003-09-27 Actress Halle Berry announces her separation from second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry
  • 2004-04-27 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated
  • 2004-06-08 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage
  • 2004-11-19 Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005-12-16 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (31) due to irreconcilable differences

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005-12-20 Actress Renée Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage

  • 2006-06-30 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006-07-26 Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff (54) divorces actress and singer Pamela Bach (42) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage

  • 2006-11-27 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-04-24 Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008-12-15 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009-08-28 Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage

  • 2009-09-08 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (36) divorces glamour model Katie Price (31) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2009-11-04 R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010-05-29 Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • 2010-06-19 Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage
  • 2010-09-03 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage
  • 2010-10-29 Country singer Randy Travis (51) divorces manager Lib Hatcher due to state of incompatibility exists between the two parties after 19 long years of marriage. One of country music's longest-lasting couples

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2010-11-16 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • 2010-12-08 "Heart" rock singer Nancy Wilson (56) divorces "Almost Famous" and "Elizabethtown" director Cameron Crowe (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 24 years of marriage
  • 2010-12-28 Film and record company executive Justin Siegel (23) divorces actress-singer Emmy Rossum due to irreconcilable differences after a year-and-a-half of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-04-15 Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

  • 2011-08-12 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin (41) after 18 years of marriage
  • 2011-11-22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2011-12-27 "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012-04-06 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • 2014-12-12 Actor and comedian Nick Cannon (37) files for divorce from singer Mariah Carey (48) after 6 years of marriage
  • 2015-07-20 County singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2015-08-03 Singer Gwen Stefani and musician Gavin Rossdale announce their intention to divorce after nearly 13 years of marriage

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani
  • 2016-06-23 Actress and singer Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorce after 7 years

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2016-07-15 Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin divorce after 12 years of marriage

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2019-08-11 Singer Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth announce their separation and intention to divorce

Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus
Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2020-01-20 Actor Liam Hemsworth and singer Miley Cyrus divorce after a year of marriage

Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth
Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus

Deaths in Music

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  • 1497-02-06 John Ockeghem, Flemish singer/composer, dies at 79
  • 1562-12-17 Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82
  • 1598-05-03 Anna Guarini, Italian singer (b. 1563)
  • 1611-08-27 Tomés L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies
  • 1633-08-12 Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer who wrote the 1st recognized opera "Dafne", dies at 71
  • 1641-01-11 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, dies at 77
  • 1652-02-17 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer/composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
  • 1667-05-07 Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist/singer/composer, dies at 50
  • 1669-10-14 Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, singer and musician, dies at 46
  • 1670-04-23 Loreto Vittori, Italian composer and mezzo-soprano singer, dies at 69
  • 1677-11-11 Barbara Strozzi, Italian singer and composer, dies at 58
  • 1680-09-10 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato singer, dies at 69
  • 1723-08-23 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer, organist and singer, dies at 64
  • 1758-03-22 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, dies at 87
  • 1782-07-15 Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
  • 1793-12-20 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, dies at 54
  • 1819-07-24 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, dies at 43
  • 1822-02-22 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, dies at 66
  • 1827-03-09 Franz Xaver Gerl, Austrian bass singer and composer, dies at 62
  • 1836-06-09 Supply Belcher, American composer and singer (The Harmony of Maine), dies at 85
  • 1856-02-17 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, dies at 81
  • 1856-11-17 William Knyvett, British singer and composer, dies at 77
  • 1858-01-03 Rachel Félix [Elisabeth "Eliza/Élisa"], French singer and actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • 1859-03-01 Josef Theodor Krov, Bohemian composer, singer and teacher dies at 61
  • 1862-05-25 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), dies at 60
  • 1889-01-14 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)
  • 1900-04-20 Mebel Mercer, popular British singer, dies
  • 1908-08-13 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
  • 1911-12-11 Thomas Ball, American sculptor, painter and musician, dies at 92
  • 1912-03-15 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), dies at 58
  • 1915-02-24 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, dies at 78
  • 1921-04-20 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter (Pretty Baby), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 38
  • 1922-06-06 Lillian Russell, American actress and operetta singer, dies at about 60
  • 1925-04-15 John Singer Sargent, American painter (Wyndham Sisters), dies at 69
  • 1927-11-01 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
  • 1928-02-16 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), dies at 71
  • 1929-03-15 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, American jazz pianist and singer (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies of a gunshot wound in a dance-hall fight at 24
  • 1929-12-19 Lemon Henry "Blind Lemon" Jefferson, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 36
  • 1933-03-04 Willie Walker, US jazz singer and guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36

Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

1933-05-26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1933-06-24 Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", American singer, dies at about 64
  • 1933-08-03 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • 1935-04-29 Leroy Carr, American blues singer-songwriter, dies at 30

Person of interestCarlos Gardel

1935-06-24 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, dies in a plane crash at 44

  • 1936-01-23 Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
  • 1936-03-30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer, dies at 40
  • 1936-08-15 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • 1937-09-23 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • 1937-09-26 Bessie Smith, American blues singer nicknamed the "Empress of Blues" (over 200 songs), dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43

Person of interestRobert Johnson

1938-08-16 Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • 1938-10-22 May Irwin, Canadian comedienne and singer (Hot Time in the Old Town), dies at 76
  • 1939-12-22 Ma Rainey [Gertrude Pridgett], American singer "Mother of the Blues", dies at 53
  • 1940-04-18 Florrie Forde, Australian singer, dies at 64
  • 1940-08-31 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58
  • 1941-02-20 La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)
  • 1941-10-09 Helen Morgan, American singer, actress, dies of liver ailment at 41
  • 1942-05-10 Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • 1943-02-14 Dora Gerson, German-Jewish actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (Caravan of Death), dies in Auschwitz concentration camp at 43

Person of interestFats Waller

1943-12-15 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin', Hot Chocolate), dies at 39

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • 1943-12-25 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62
  • 1944-02-04 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress, dies at 79
  • 1944-04-05 Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
  • 1944-06-25 Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906)
  • 1945-03-03 Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
  • 1945-09-18 "Blind" Willie Johnson, American gospel blues singer and guitarist ("Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"), dies of malarial fever, syphilis and blindness at 48
  • 1946-01-05 Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
  • 1946-09-16 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • 1947-01-11 Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)
  • 1948-02-07 Red McKenzie, American jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies at 48
  • 1950-02-19 Edyth Walker, American opera singer, dies at 82
  • 1950-02-26 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), dies at about 75
  • 1950-10-23 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), dies at 64
  • 1951-12-12 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • 1952-04-23 Elisabeth Schumann, singer, dies

Person of interestHank Williams

1953-01-01 Hank Williams, American country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams
  • 1953-10-08 Kathleen Ferrier, English contralto singer (Orfeo Ed Evridice), dies at 41
  • 1953-12-05 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), dies of hepatitis at 42
  • 1954-05-02 Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82
  • 1954-08-17 Billy Murray, American singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
  • 1954-09-10 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies at 46
  • 1954-12-25 Johnny Ace, American rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
  • 1955-08-05 Carmen Miranda, singer/actress (Down Argentine Way), dies at 42
  • 1956-01-05 Mistinguett [Jeanne Florentine Bourgeois], French actress and singer (Moulin Rouge star), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 80
  • 1956-11-07 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40
  • 1957-02-23 Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)
  • 1957-04-15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor & singer, dies at 39
  • 1957-05-09 Ezio Pinza, Italian American operatic bass singer (South Pacific, NY Met Opera), dies at 64
  • 1957-05-21 Aleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (b. 1889)
  • 1957-07-20 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
  • 1958-08-14 Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer and guitarist (Blues by Broonzy), dies of cancer at 65

Person of interestBillie Holiday

1959-07-17 Billie Holiday [Eleanora Fagan], American jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1959-08-13 Henri Garat, French actor and singer (Les dieux s'amusent, Congress Dances), dies at 57
  • 1959-08-15 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist, dies at 61
  • 1959-10-07 Mario Lanza [Alfredo Arnold Cocozza], Italian-American actor and singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans), dies of a heart attack at 38
  • 1960-02-03 Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor, dies in an automobile accident at 38
  • 1960-11-05 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • 1961-01-11 Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
  • 1961-02-15 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 59
  • 1961-03-06 George Formby, British singer and comedian, dies at 56
  • 1961-04-29 Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)