Updated at February 8, 2023 by BirthdayDBs Team
Percy Sledge is best known as R&B Singer who has born on November 25, 1940 in Leighton, AL. Currently, Percy Sledge is 82 years, 2 months and 13 days old. Percy Sledge will celebrate 83rd birthday on Saturday, 25th of November 2023. Below the countdown to Percy Sledge upcoming birthday.
Known best for his 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman," this soul and R&B vocalist also released such popular songs as "Ain't No Sunshine," "Take Time to Know Her," and "I'll Be Your Everything." Later in his career, he recorded an album, Blue Night, that won a 1996 Blues Music Award and was nominated for a Grammy.
In the early 1960s, before becoming famous as a soul singer, he worked as a nurse at an Alabama hospital.
His signature song, "When a Man Loves a Woman," peaked at #1 in the United States and at #2 in the United Kingdom and was the first certified gold track released on the Atlantic Records label.
He was born and raised in Leighton, Alabama. He married twice and had a total of 12 children.
In 2010, he performed with British singer Sir Cliff Richard on a series of tour stops.
Percy Sledge is 82 years old today.
Percy Sledge was born on November 25, 1940 in Leighton, AL.
Percy Sledge zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Percy Sledge was best known as R&B Singer.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Percy Sledge's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1970||In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and one compatriot commit ritualistic seppuku after an unsuccessful coup attempt.|
|1973||Georgios Papadopoulos, head of the military Regime of the Colonels in Greece, is ousted in a hardliners' coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.|
|1975||Suriname gains independence from the Netherlands.|
|1977||Former Senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., is found guilty by the Philippine Military Commission No. 2 and is sentenced to death by firing squad. He is later assassinated in 1983.|
|1981||Pope John Paul II appoints Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.|
|1984||Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.|
|1986||Iran-Contra affair: U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua.|
|1986||The King Fahd Causeway is officially opened in the Persian Gulf.|
|1987||Typhoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that destroys entire villages. At least 1,036 deaths are attributed to the storm.|
|1992||The Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia votes to split the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with effect from January 1, 1993.|
|1996||An ice storm strikes the central U.S., killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm affects Florida and winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers.|
|1999||A 5-year-old Cuban boy, Elian Gonzalez, is rescued by fishermen while floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast.|
|2000||The 2000 Baku earthquake, with a Richter magnitude of 7.0, leaves 26 people dead in Baku, Azerbaijan, and becomes the strongest earthquake in the region in 158 years.|
|2008||Cyclone Nisha strikes northern Sri Lanka, killing 15 people and displacing 90,000 others while dealing the region the highest rainfall in nine decades.|
|2009||Jeddah floods: Freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. Three thousand cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing.|
|1985||The birth of Remona Fransen, Dutch pentathlete|
|1986||The birth of Katie Cassidy, American actress|
|1986||The birth of Craig Gardner, English footballer|
|1988||The birth of Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (d. 2010)|
|1988||The birth of Jay Spearing, English footballer|
|1989||The birth of Tom Dice, Belgian singer-songwriter|
|1990||The birth of Rye Rye, American rapper, dancer, and actress|
|1990||The birth of Everton Heleno dos Santos, Brazilian footballer|
|1991||The birth of Kyler Fackrell, American football player|
|1991||The birth of Jamie Grace, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress|
|1991||The birth of Philipp Grubauer, German ice hockey player|
|1991||The birth of Luca Tremolada, Italian footballer|
|1991||The birth of Kevin Woo, American-South Korean singer and dancer|
|1992||The birth of Ana Bogdan, Romanian tennis player|
|1993||The birth of Danny Kent, English motorcycle racer|
|2013||The death of Bill Foulkes, English footballer and manager (b. 1932)|
|2013||The death of Chico Hamilton, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1921)|
|2013||The death of Egon Lánský, Czech journalist and politician (b. 1934)|
|2013||The death of Al Plastino, American author and illustrator (b. 1921)|
|2014||The death of Irvin J. Borowsky, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1924)|
|2014||The death of Sitara Devi, Indian dancer, and choreographer (b. 1920)|
|2014||The death of Petr Hapka, Czech composer and conductor (b. 1944)|
|2014||The death of Denham Harman, American biogerontologist and academic (b. 1916)|
|2015||The death of O'Neil Bell, Jamaican boxer (b. 1974)|
|2015||The death of Jeremy Black, English admiral (b. 1932)|
|2015||The death of Svein Christiansen, Norwegian drummer and composer (b. 1941)|
|2015||The death of Lennart Hellsing, Swedish author and translator (b. 1919)|
|2015||The death of Elmo Williams, American director, producer, and editor (b. 1913)|
|2016||The death of Fidel Castro, Communist leader of Cuba, and revolutionary (b. 1926)|
|2016||The death of Ron Glass, American actor (b. 1945)|
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