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Bono, Sonny

Born: 1935 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Activists, Political Leader, Psychologists

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.