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Salvatore Bono is born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He will find fame as the one with the higher voice in Sonny And Cher.
Paul McGuinness, the son of a Royal Air Force officer, is born in Rintein, West Germany, Europe. He will find international fame as the manager of U2.
The last and worst of three disasters, an underground earthquake, strikes the Springhill coal mine in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada, killing 75 miners and devastating the town. The incident will inspire Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger to write the song Springhill Mining Disaster, which will be recorded by Martin Carthy, The Dubliners, Peter, Paul And Mary, Julie Felix, Barbara Dickson, U2 and others.
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Larry Mullen Jr, drummer of U2, is born in Dublin, Eire, Europe.
U2 play at Trinity Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
U2 play at The Half Moon, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
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U2 play at the Metropol, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
U2 play at J.B. Scott's, Albany, New York State, USA.
During their War tour, U2 play the last of four nights at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia. This is also the final date of the War tour.
U2 release a new single, Pride (In The Name Of Love), in the UK.
U2 play the last of five nights at The Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
U2 play at Festival Hall, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
U2 play at The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA.
Sonny Bono, formerly of 60's hippy duo Sonny And Cher, is elected mayor of Palm Springs, California, USA.
Sonny Bono, formerly of 60's hippy duo Sonny & Cher, takes office as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from California's 44th district.
U2 begin their Vertigo tour at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
On their Vertigo Tour, U2 play the second of two nights at Key Arena, Seattle, Washington, USA.
U2 play the first of two nights at The GM Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
U2 play at the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester, England, UK, supported by Athlete.
U2 play at Croke Park, Dublin, Eire, Europe, supported by Radiators.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Paul McCartney with U2 is the highest new entry in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA, entering at No48. Mariah Carey remains at No1 with We Belong Together.
U2 play the second of four non-consecutive nights at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by Dahsboard Confessional.
U2 play at The Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, supported by Dahsboard Confessional.
U2's film Rattle And Hum is released in the new Blu-ray format, along with non-rock films including The Italian Job and Aeon Flux.
U2 play a 'secret' gig at the Somerville Theatre, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, as part of the promotion for their 12th album, No Line On The Horizon.
On their 360 Degree tour, U2 play the first of two nights at the Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Snow Patrol.
On their 360 Degree tour, U2 play the first of two nights at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA, supported by Muse.
The annual Sunday Times Rich List reveals that Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman has leapt to the top of the 2010 Sunday Times British Music Millionaires list, making him the 25th richest person in Britain. U2, the world's highest earning act last year, and their manager Paul McGuinness head the Irish Music Millionaires Rich List with a combined wealth of £429m. Charlotte Church is the UK's most successful young singer of the past year with earnings of £11m.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play in the Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria, Europe, supported by One Republic.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play the first of two nights in Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, supported by Jay-Z.
Kanye West visits the cast of U2's musical Spider-Man : Turn Off the Dark on Broadway in New York City, USA.
During a visit to Cape Town, South Africa, Bono of U2 meets with president Jacob Zuma and, afterwards, presents him with a Nano iPod from the singer's own Product Red brand.
On their Closer To The Edge tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play at The Sunset Cove Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
Guitarist The Edge and singer Bono of U2 attend a farewell party on the rooftop of Hotel Ink48, New York City, USA, following the announcement earlier in the day, of the stepping down of influential MTV Networks chairman and CEO Judy McGrath.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico, Central America, supported by Snow Patrol.
On their 360 Tour, when U2 play in Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington, USA, a link-up is made with the space shuttle Endeavour, enabling Mission Commander Mark Kelly to perform the lyrics of A Beautiful Day along with Bono live on stage.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at The Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, Florida, USA, supported by Florence And The Machine.
On the seventh leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at The Hippodrome de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, supported by Interpol.
Bono of U2 joins the Soweto Gospel Choir in St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa, the day before Desmond Tutu's 80th birthday to sing a birthday tribute for the retired archbishop.
It is reported that U2's Broadway musical, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, broke all box office and attendance records during the last week of 2011 by earning $2,941,790 over nine performances during the seven days.
Blues-rock guitarist Larry Miller releases the album On The Edge on Big Guitar Records in the UK.
Adam Clayton, bassist of U2, reveals, 'I felt empty despite selling millions of records with U2 and living a privileged life'. the comments come during an interview in The Irish Independent newspaper when Clayton is helping to launch the Walk In My Shoes campaign to support mental health services at St Patrick's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
U2 release their latest album, Songs Of Innocence, on Beats Music.
When U2 play at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France, Europe, they bring The Eagles Of Death Metal onstage as special guests. This is the EODM's first live show since their performance at Le Bataclan was disrupted by a terrorist attack which killed 90 fans. U2 and EODM perform the Patti Smith song People Have The Power together.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second of two nights at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA, supported by The Lumineers.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the first of two nights at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Lumineers.
Bono of U2 and Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones tweet messages of support to British tennis player Johanna Konta, who is playing in the Wimbledon Women's Final.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the first of two nights at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina, South America, supported by Joystick and Noel Gallagher's High FLying Birds
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the second of four nights at Estadio Nacional de Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America, supported by Noel Gallagher's High FLying Birds.
In an interview on the US tv show Today, Bono of U2 tells the show's co-host Jenna Bush Hager that, although he and her father, US President George W. Bush, came from different political sides, the rock singer became, "very fond of him, and it's funny because underneath his armour, there's passion, compassion; he has it."