Frank Sinatra Timeline

Scroll to explore important milestones for Frank Sinatra

Source: Sinatra, Nancy. Frank Sinatra: An American Legend. 1998.

1948
July 28 1948
JULY 28, 1948

JULY 28, 1948

Production began on Take Me Out to the Ball Game at MGM with FS and Gene Kelly
1949
January 1 1949
JANUARY 1949

JANUARY 1949

A classic group photo of MGM’s roster of stars at the Silver Jubilee. Includes, FS, Angela Lansbury, Clark Gable, Ava Gardener, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire…even Lassie.

1951
September 1 1951
SEPTEMBER 1, 1951

SEPTEMBER 1, 1951

Frank Sinatra made his first appearance in Las Vegas at the Desert Inn

1953
April 1 1953
APRIL 1, 1953

APRIL 1, 1953

FS signed with Capitol Records

1954
March 25 1954
MARCH 25, 1954

MARCH 25, 1954

Wins the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for “From Here To Eternity”

1955
March 7 1955
MARCH 7, 1955

MARCH 7, 1955

Capitol released “Songs for Young Lovers,” an album that included such classics as ” I Get a Kick Out of You,” “A Foggy Day,” ” My Funny Valentine” and “They Can’t Take That Away form Me.”

1956
January 16 1956
JANUARY 16, 1956

JANUARY 16, 1956

Films “The Man with a Golden Arm” and earns Best Actor nomination

July 30 1956
JULY 30, 1956

JULY 30, 1956

Tone Poems in Color released by Capitol

1957
September 1 1957
SEPTEMBER 1957

SEPTEMBER 1957

A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra is released on Capitol Records

1959
November 29 1959
NOVEMBER 29, 1959

NOVEMBER 29, 1959

FS won 3 Grammy Awards for “Come Dance With Me!”: Album of the Year, Best Male Vocal Performance, and Special Award: Artists & Repertoire Contribution

Source: Sinatra, Nancy. Frank Sinatra: An American Legend. 1998.

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