(From the Guestbook page
and the online book Frank Sinatra: An American Legend
by Nancy Sinatra
APRIL 23, 1989:
While in Paris, Frank was honored by the City of Paris, receiving the "Great Plate of the Bimillenary of Paris." The award was presented by Mayor Jacques Chirac.
APRIL 23, 1983:
In New Jersey at the Meadowlands, FS
performed with Buddy Rich.
APRIL 23, 1981: FS
attended a dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel in L.A. for Vice President George Bush.
APRIL 12–MAY 23, 1977:
After a week at home, Dad went on the road with a series of appearances in small venues: the Circle Star Theater in San Carlos, California, the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and a week with Dean Martin at the Westchester Premier Theater in Tarrytown, New York.
APRIL 8–27, 1974:
Frank began a tour to benefit the Variety Clubs International, appearing for the first time since 1963 at New York's Carnegie Hall. In Variety
one critic wrote: "He did everything right. They shook, yelled, stomped, clapped together, stood up at least five times." Mary Campbell of the Associated Press added, "He proved he's still Chairman of the Board." At $150 a head, the show brought in $250,000 for the show business charity that protects homeless, abused and orphaned children. The tour took him next to Providence, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
APRIL 13–MAY 3, 1966:
Back to the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.
APRIL 23, 1965: Life
magazine saluted Frank Sinatra with a 22-page cover story, the largest piece on an entertainer in the publication's history. Ever blunt, Dad told the interviewer, "I don't say that marriage is impossible, but if I would marry again it would have to be somebody out of show business, or who will get out of show business. I feel that I'm a fairly good provider. All I ask is that my wife looks after me, and I'll see that she is looked after."
APRIL 18–23, 1962:
Dad and his band began a World Tour for Children. Before his departure, he told a press conference that he, as an "overprivileged adult, ought to help underprivileged children." He paid all of the expenses.
APRIL 1–28, 1942:
Back in New York after a series of one-nighters in the Midwest, the [Tommy Dorsey] band returned for a blockbuster month at the Paramount.
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