May. 10th, 1960
5' 6 1/2"
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Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for his successful efforts to relieve third world debt and promote AIDS awareness in Africa. Received the rank of Chevalier dans l'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor) from French President Jacques Chirac on February 28, 2003.
- (21 August 2001) His father, Robert Hewson, died of cancer in Dublin.
- Children: 'Jordan Hewson' (qv) (born on his 29th birthday, 10 May 1989), Memphis Eve Hewson (born 7 July 1991), Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q (born 18 August 1999) and John Abraham (born 21 May 2001).
- Wrote a song with 'The Edge' (qv) for 'Roy Orbison' (qv), "She's a Mystery To Me". It is included on Orbison's last album, Mystery Girl.
- His mother, Iris, died of a brain hemorrhage in 1974. Bono was just 14 years old.
- 'Luciano Pavarotti' (qv) called Bono's father relentlessly, so that he would try and convince his son to write a song for him.
- Was named by TIME Magazine as one of their 'Persons of the Year' for 2005 along with 'Bill Gates (I)' (qv) and 'Melinda Gates' (qv).
- His stage name comes from Bono Vox, a hearing aid retailer. Bono Vox is Latin for "good voice"
- In 2005 he was one of 166 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on Third World debt relief and increasing AIDS awareness.