Why Famous: Best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana. Following the success of the album "Nevermind", Nirvana was labeled "the flagship band" of Generation X, and Cobain hailed as "the spokesman of a generation".
- 1992-02-24 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
- 1991-09-10 Rock band Nirvana release their single "Smells like Teen Spirit", often dubbed the anthem of Generation X
- 1991-09-24 Rock band Nirvana release their 2nd studio album "Nevermind"
- 1992-05-16 "Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35
- 2014-04-01 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens
- 2020-06-21 Kurt Cobain's guitar during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show sells for a record $6 million