On This Day

Bruce Springsteen

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
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Profession: Singer-Songwriter

United States of America

Why Famous: Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is an iconic fixture of American music. His style concentrates on his distinctive voice and lyrics often concerning working class Americans. His tours, often with the E Street Band, are noted for their energetic performances and often long length.

His commercial sales, with famous albums such as Born to Run (1975) and Born in the USA (1984), have reached over 120 million sold. In 2016 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

Born: September 23, 1949
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Age: 71 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1988-06-17 Bruce Springsteen separates from Julianne Phillips
  • 1988-08-30 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen
  • 1989-03-01 Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce
  • 1991-06-09 Bruce Springsteen weds his backup singer Patty Scialfa

Historical Events

  • 1972-06-09 Bruce Springsteen signs a record deal with Columbia
  • 1975-08-25 Bruce Springsteen's landmark third album "Born To Run" released
  • 1975-10-27 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
  • 1980-12-31 Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band's "The River Tour" concert at Nassau Coliseum (Uniondale, New York) clocks in at almost 4 hours
  • 1984-06-04 "Born in the USA" 7th studio album by Bruce Springsteen is released
  • 1985-01-19 "Born in the USA", single by Bruce Springsteen, peaks at #9
  • 1985-01-28 Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and other pop stars)
  • 1985-09-13 2nd MTV Video Music Awards: Bruce Springsteen
  • 1987-10-10 Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album "Tunnel of Love"
  • 1988-02-25 Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love" Tour begins in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1992-03-27 Bruce Springsteen releases two music albums on the same day, "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town"
  • 1992-06-27 "57 Channels (and Nothin' on)" by Bruce Springsteen peaks at #68
  • 1992-07-23 Bruce Springsteen begins a world tour