Domenico Modugno

Pop Singer

Birthday January 9, 1928

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Polignano a Mare, Italy

DEATH DATE Aug 6, 1994 (66)

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Italian singer-songwriter best known for his Grammy-winning 1958 smash hit "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)." He was also an actor with more than forty film credits to his name.

Before Fame

He served in the military and enrolled in acting classes in 1951.


He became a politician and social activist later in life, serving as a congressman in Italian Parliament.

Family Life

He is the youngest of four children born to a policeman and a housewife.

Associated With

One of his most popular songs, "Dio, Come Ti Amo," was covered by American singer Jack Jones.