This day in history: Frank Sinatra dies at 82

Biography : Frank Sinatra - Mini Biography
Biography : Frank Sinatra - Mini Biography

On May 14th in 1998, the legendary singer Frank Sinatra died of a heart attack at the age of 82.

Known as the "The Voice" and "The Sultan of Swoon," Frank Sinatra was arguably one of the 20th century's greatest singers of popular song and America's first true pop idol.

Born of Sicilian roots in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1919. He dropped out of high school to pursue singing professionally. In 1940 he joined Tommy Dorsey's band. Two years later, he left to strike out on his own.

During the 1940s, Frank Sinatra had 17 Top 10 chart singles.