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Bono, Sonny

Born: 1935 AD
Died: 1998 AD
2.9 (57.22%) 36 votes

1935 – Born on the 16th day of February this year in Detroit, Michigan.


1954 – Married his first wife, Donna Rankin on the 3rd day of November, and they had a daughter named Christine.


1960 – Began his music career working for the legendary record producer Phil Spector as a promotion man, percussionist, and "gofer."


1962 – He and Rankin were divorced this year.


1969 – He and Cher had a daughter, Chastity Bono, on 4th of March.


1971-1977 – Starred in a popular television variety show, The Sonny and Cher Show, which ran on CBS.

1975 – Six years later, he and Cher divorced.


1984 – Once again he married Susie Coelho.


1986 – Married again to the much younger Mary Whitaker. The couple had two children, Chesare and Chianna Marie.


1992 – He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.


1994 – Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent California’s 44th District.


     – He introduced the controversial Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act during his tenure to benefit the music industry.


1998 – He died on the 5th of January because of injuries after striking a tree while skiing on the Nevada side of the Heavenly Ski Resort that was near South Lake Tahoe, California.


2.9 (57.22%) 36 votes