Sonny Bono

1935 - 1998

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Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono ( BOH-noh; February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife, Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. A member of the Republican Party, Bono served as the 16th mayor of Palm Springs, California, from 1988 to 1992, and served as the U.S. representative for California's 44th district from 1995 until his death in 1998. The United States Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonny Bono has received more than 10,257,086 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Sonny Bono is the 287th most popular singer (down from 254th in 2019), the 1,709th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,673rd in 2019) and the 91st most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Sonny Bonos by language

Over the past year Sonny Bono has had the most page views in the with 1,374,417 views, followed by German (106,821), and Italian (72,044). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (308.78%), Greek (173.66%), and Ido (103.75%)


Among singers, Sonny Bono ranks 287 out of 4,381Before him are Laura Pausini, Stevie Nicks, Udo Dirkschneider, Janet Jackson, Roberta Flack, and Neda Ukraden. After him are Lisa, Sabah, Dave Gahan, Loreen, Elis Regina, and Alfredo Kraus.

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Among people born in 1935, Sonny Bono ranks 72Before him are Akira Kitaguchi, Brian Clough, Ken Kesey, Roger B. Chaffee, António Ramalho Eanes, and Abdou Diouf. After him are Dharmendra, Maj Sjöwall, Marina Doria, Khalil al-Wazir, Lajos Tichy, and Toni Sailer. Among people deceased in 1998, Sonny Bono ranks 51Before him are Maurice Bucaille, Shoichi Nishimura, Kurt Franz, Maria Reiche, Marie-Louise von Franz, and James Earl Ray. After him are Ernst-Günther Schenck, Cozy Powell, Martin Rodbell, Lloyd Bridges, Kamala Sohonie, and Verner Panton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sonny Bono ranks 1,709 out of 20,380Before him are Robin Hobb (1952), Benjamin Bloom (1913), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Cardi B (1992), Abigail Adams (1744), and Lisa Ann (1972). After him are Michael Biehn (1956), Chuck Yeager (1923), Robert Aldrich (1918), Alfred Stieglitz (1864), Barnett Newman (1905), and Patricia Neal (1926).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sonny Bono ranks 91Before him are Beyoncé (1981), Mariah Carey (1969), Busta Rhymes (1972), Stevie Nicks (1948), Janet Jackson (1966), and Roberta Flack (1937). After him are Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), John Fogerty (1945), Coolio (1963), "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959), Cab Calloway (1907), and Axl Rose (1962).