Legendary singer, actor and entertainer Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken on December 12, 1915, and went on to become one of the most famous New Jersey natives in the world. Assembly Joint Resolution #55, which will be considered by the Assembly Tourism Committee on Monday, aims to officially establish a day commemorating Sinatra and his accomplishments on an annual basis. AJR55 would designate December 12th as Frank Sinatra Day in New Jersey, citing his successful music career (selling over 250 million records worldwide, earning more than 34 gold albums, and winning 11 Grammy awards) as well as his award-winning acting career, earning him Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
The resolution also cites Sinatra’s humanitarian works, which included speaking out against racism, advocating for the economically disadvantaged, and championing equal rights, for which he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Congressional Gold Medal.
The Assembly Tourism, Gaming & Arts Committee will consider the resolution on Monday, December 11th at 10am.