December 11, 1944 in Monghidoro
Gianni Morandi (born December 11, 1944) is an Italian pop singer and entertainer. Born Gian Luigi Morandi in Monghidoro, Italy, he became of the best-known show-business personalities in Italy of the past four decades. He made his debut in 1962 and quickly placed high at or won a number of Italian popular song festivals, including the Canzonissima festival in 1969. In 1970, he represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest with Occhi Di Ragazza. His career went into a decline in the 1970s but underwent a revival in the 1980s. He won the Festival of San Remo in 1987, placed second in 1995 and third in 2000.