On This Day


Singer and Actor Sting

Full Name: Gordon Sumner
Profession: Singer and Actor

United Kingdom

Why Famous: Sting holds a reputation as one of the most talented musicians and literate songwriters in the world.

He was the lead singer and bassist for rock band The Police between 1977-84 before successfully launching his solo career.

Born: October 2, 1951
Birthplace: Wallsend, England, United Kingdom
Age: 69 years old

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

Married Life

  • 1992-08-20 Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England

Historical Events

  • 1988-07-13 Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert
  • 1991-02-02 Sting scores his second UK #1 album with 'The Soul Cages'
  • 1994-03-01 36th Grammy Awards: "I Will Always Love You"; Whitney Houston; Sting; Toni Braxton; Mary Chapin-Carpenter win
  • 1994-10-04 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting