On This Day

Neil Diamond

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
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Profession: Singer-songwriter

United States of America

Why Famous: American singer-songwriter with a career that began in the 1960s. Sold over 125 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He is the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard charts behind Barbra Streisand and Elton John.

Born: January 24, 1941
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Age: 80 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 2012-04-21 Music legend Neil Diamond (71) weds music manager Katie McNeil (42) at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Historical Events

  • 1966-09-10 Neil Diamond has his first Billboard chart success with single "Cherry Cherry"
  • 1978-12-02 Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1
  • 2018-01-23 Singer Neil Diamond retires from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease