Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on 12-December-1915. His father was Sicilian and his mother was Genovese. An old Italian would tell you that this explains a lot.
His singing was influential over a long period. I resisted him when I was young, but I came to appreciate him when I got older and listened to the Nelson Riddle albums.
I saw him in person once. We went to the Opera House for a memorial to Mayor George Moscone. Luciano Pavarotti was supposed to sing. Unfortunately, Pavarotti did not show up. In his place, they had Frank Sinatra.