On This Day

Chuck Berry

Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Chuck Berry

Full Name: Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Profession: Rock Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter

United States of America

Born: October 18, 1926
Birthplace: St Louis, Missouri, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Died: March 18, 2017 (aged 90)
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Events in the Life of Chuck Berry

  • 1961-05-31 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
  • 1972-10-17 Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-ling," is #1
  • 1979-06-07 Rock n' roll musician Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion
  • 1979-06-11 Chuck Berry pleads guilty to income tax evasion, sentenced to 4 months
  • 1979-07-10 Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion
  • 1979-11-19 Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion
  • 1986-01-23 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)
  • 1988-06-14 Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000, alleges he hit her
  • 1988-11-25 Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges
  • 1990-06-23 Police find marijuana at Chuck Berry's home
  • 2019-06-11 "The New York Times" reveals an estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles