Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno was born on this day in 1928. He cowrote “*Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu*,” better known as “*Volare*,” with Franco Migliacci and recorded it in 1958. It spent five nonconsecutive weeks at #1 on the *Billboard* Hot 100 in August and September 1958 and was the #1 record for the year. In the first annual Grammy Awards, held in 1959, it won both Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It won the Sanremo Song Contest and came in third out of ten songs in the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest. It’s been covered by many singers, including Jerry Vale, Dean Martin, and The Gipsy Kings.