Full Name: Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Why Famous: In his five-decade career he has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than 50 "Top 40" hits, including 58 "Billboard Top 40" singles.
He has received 6 Grammy Awards, 5 Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Tony Award.
- 1984-02-14 Singer Elton John marries Renate Blauel in Sydney Australia
- 1970-08-25 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)
- 1970-11-16 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album
- 1972-07-15 "Honky Chateau" becomes Elton John's first No. 1 album in the US, includes hit "Rocket Man"
- 1973-10-05 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 7th studio album by Elton John is released
- 1974-11-08 "Greatest Hits" 11th studio album by Elton John is released
- 1975-06-21 Elton John, The Eagles and The Beach Boys play Wembley Stadium
- 1975-10-21 Elton John is given a star in Hollywood
- 1977-01-31 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win
- 1977-10-01 Elton John honored by MSG Hall of Fame
- 1979-05-01 Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel
- 1979-05-20 Elton John is the 1st western pop star to tour USSR
- 1979-09-27 Elton John, sick with flu, collapses in the Hollywood Universal Ampitheater
- 1988-10-22 Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time
- 1993-11-04 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet
- 1997-09-13 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the UK
- 1997-09-13 "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" single is released in the UK by Elton John
- 1997-09-22 Elton John releases "Candle in the Wind 1997", a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales in the US
- 1998-02-24 Elton John knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London
- 2012-02-05 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI