On This Day

Tammy Wynette

Country singer Tammy Wynette
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Profession: Country singer

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: One of country music's best-known artists who recorded the hit "Stand By Your Man."

Born: May 5, 1942
Birthplace: Itawamba County, Mississippi, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: April 6, 1998 (aged 55)
Cause of Death: Lung blood clot

Married Life

  • 1969-02-16 American country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds American country singer-songwriter George Jones (37), divorced 1975
  • 1975-03-21 American country singer Tammy Wynette (33) divorces American country singer-songwriter George Jones (43), after 6 years of marriage
  • 1976-07-18 American country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin, divorced, later in 1976
  • 1978-07-06 American country singer Tammy Wynette (36) weds record producer George Richey (42) in Florida

Historical Events

  • 1968-11-20 2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell and Tammy Wynette win
  • 1969-10-15 3rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash and Tammy Wynette win
  • 1970-04-13 5th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette win
  • 1992-05-05 American country singer Tammy Wynette hospitalized with bile duct infection
  • 1994-12-28 American country singer Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection