1953 - Born on the 26th day of February this year in New Haven, Connecticut.
1968 - At age 15, he received his first record label contract.
1975 - Married Maureen McGuire; they have three daughters and separated in 1990.
1983 - He began recording as Michael Bolton in this year. After gaining his first major hit as a songwriter, co-writing "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" for Laura Branigan, previously best-known for singing the disco-pop classic "Gloria".
1985 - Co-wrote "I Found Someone" for Branigan in this year. Her version was only a minor hit, but two years later, Cher resurrected the song, and with it her own singing career. Bolton co-wrote several other songs for both singers.
1990 - He won in this year's Grammy Award.
1993 - He dated Knots Landing actress Nicollette Sheridan after his marriage to McGuire fizzled and hers with actor Harry Hamlin did as well. He also, he established the Michael Bolton Foundation.
2003 - He joined with Lifetime Television, Verizon Wireless, and many others to lobby on behalf of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, urging legislation to provide more assistance for victims of domestic violence, such as affordable housing options.
2006 - It was noted that he and Nicollet (now starring on Desperate Housewives) were back together after he accompanied her to the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards in January of this year.
2007 - He toured South Africa for the very first time. He was the headline act at Jacaranda 94.2 FM's two day concert LIFE'S GREATEST WEEKEND OUT.
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