U2 in History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-09-25 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
Musician and Rock Bassist Adam Clayton
Musician and Rock Bassist
Adam Clayton

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991-12-09 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Boyz II Men & U2 win

Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Singer-Songwriter
Billy Ray Cyrus
King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 2013-07-17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Birthdays in Music

  • 1935-12-26 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), born in Dublin (d. 2012)
  • 1948-05-15 Brian Eno, British rock and ambient musician (Roxy Music, David Bowie, U2, Coldplay), born in Woodbridge, Sussex
  • 1955-03-15 Steve Lillywhite, British record producer (U2; Rolling Stones; Phish), born in Egham, England

Person of interestAdam Clayton

1960-03-13 Adam Clayton, English-Irish musician and rock bassist (U2 -"I Will Follow"), born in Chinnor, England

Musician and Rock Bassist Adam Clayton
Musician and Rock Bassist
Adam Clayton

Person of interestBono

1960-05-10 Bono [Paul Hewson], rocker (U2-Joshua Tree), born in Dublin, Ireland

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • 1961-08-08 The Edge [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England
  • 1961-10-31 Larry Mullen, Jr, Irish rock drummer (U2 - "I Will Follow"), born in Dublin, Ireland

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

Deaths in Music

  • 1992-07-22 David Wojuarowicz, artist (U2 album cover), dies of AIDs at 37
  • 2012-02-06 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), dies at 77