Domenico Modugno

1928 - 1994

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Domenico Modugno (Italian pronunciation: [doˈmeːniko moˈduɲɲo]; 9 January 1928 – 6 August 1994) was an Italian singer, actor and, later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament. He is known for his 1958 international hit song "Nel blu dipinto di blu", for which he received the first Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Domenico Modugno has received more than 613,948 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. Domenico Modugno is the 113th most popular singer, the 753rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 808th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Singer.

Domenico Modugno is most famous for his song "Nel blu dipinto di blu" which was the first song to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958.

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Among singers, Domenico Modugno ranks 113 out of 4,381Before him are Jenny Lind, Anna Netrebko, Gloria Estefan, Nina Hagen, Marie Fredriksson, and Ariana Grande. After him are Sandra, Dolly Parton, Mina, Laura Branigan, Constanze Mozart, and Eros Ramazzotti.

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Among people born in 1928, Domenico Modugno ranks 35Before him are Alvin Toffler, Elie Wiesel, Martin Cooper, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Martin Landau, and Alberto Korda. After him are Peyo, Hans Küng, George Peppard, Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Manfred Gerlach, and Vera Rubin. Among people deceased in 1994, Domenico Modugno ranks 29Before him are Paul Feyerabend, Jan Tinbergen, Dorothy Hodgkin, Guy Debord, Paul Delvaux, and Telly Savalas. After him are Robert Doisneau, George Peppard, André Michel Lwoff, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Henry Mancini, and Sergei Bondarchuk.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Domenico Modugno ranks 753 out of 5,161Before him are Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835), Rosso Fiorentino (1494), Luca della Robbia (1399), Emilio Segrè (1905), Atia (-85), and Vincenzo Galilei (1520). After him are Lino Ventura (1919), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), Marie Joséphine of Savoy (1753), Curzio Malaparte (1898), Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe (1749), and Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769).

Among SINGERS In Italy

Among singers born in Italy, Domenico Modugno ranks 11Before him are Farinelli (1705), Albano Carrisi (1943), Andrea Bocelli (1958), Salvatore Adamo (1943), Renata Tebaldi (1922), and Renata Scotto (1934). After him are Mina (1940), Eros Ramazzotti (1963), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Barbara Strozzi (1619), Mirella Freni (1935), and Gianni Morandi (1944).