10 + 1 events for Frank Sinatra and his artistic career

10 + 1 events for Frank Sinatra and his artistic career.


The Francis Albert Sinatra was born on 12 December, 1915 City Hoboken, New Jersey and was the only child of Italian immigrants Natalie Catherine Garavente ( «Dolly») and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra ( «Marty» ). He died at age 82 on May 14, 1998, having written a great career that lasted more than six decades. 

Let's look at some events of Frank Sinatra's artistic and not only a career that marked him. 

1) He was at risk of dying during childbirth - the doctor caused a scar with a forceps and a punch of his drum, which excluded him from the US Army's plan for the Second World War in 1943 after being "4F" - medically inappropriate for service.

2) He worked as a delivery boy in the Observer Jersey newspaper and later at the Tiejent & Lang yard. 

3) He was arrested for failing to commit a seduction in 1938, which was then considered a crime. 

4) He married his first wife, Nancy Barbato, on February 4, 1939. He won three children - Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Tina Sinatra. 

5) He was first invited to the White House in 1943 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Frank Sinatra was a great admirer of the president and kept the framed invitation to his home in New Jersey. 

6) It caused riots during the Columbus Day celebration in October 1944 - a mass hysteria by tens of thousands of admirers in New York who needed the police's intervention to dissolve. 

7) He traveled to Havana, Cuba in 1947, where he was photographed with the members of Mafia Rocco and Joe Fischetti, old acquaintances from his hometown, as well as Lucky Luciano. Although he has never found guilty to participate in mafia actions, history would follow him throughout his career. 

8) He had to pay a $ 24,000 ransom to release his 19-year-old son, Frank Jr., from kidnappers in 1963. After being held for several days, he was released safely, while the FBI eventually captured the kidnappers and returned most of the ransom. 

9) He broke the Guinness World Record for the greatest audience when he appeared in front of 175,000 people at the Maracanã Field in Rio de Janeiro in 1980, while in total he made more than 1400 recordings in a 6 decade career, appeared in over 60 films and made producing another 8. 

10) There is an asteroid with his name - Sinatra 7934 - which was discovered in 1989. 

11) During his lifetime, Frank Sinatra hasdonated more than a billion dollars to charity around the world. 

If anything, Frank Sinatra "did it his way"!
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