Eduard Khil, also known by the nickname “Mr. Trololo”, was a renowned Russian opera singer who despite being famous in his home country for decades, only gained international fame in 2010 after a 1979 video clip of him performing a rendition of Arkady Ostrovsky's I Am Glad, 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home was uploaded on the popular video sharing website YouTube and became an instant Internet sensation.
He was born to Yelena Pavlovna Kalugina and Anatoly Vasilievich Khil. He married ballerina Zoya Pravdina in 1958. The couple had only one child, a son named Dmitri. He and Zoya remained married until his passing in 2012.
Throughout his life he won multiple prestigious awards and accolades, including the People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1974 and the Lenin Komsomol Prize in 1976.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was one of the numerous prominent figures that expressed their condolences upon his death in 2012.
was a famous Russian singer,
who was born on
September 4, 1934. As a person born on this date, Eduard Khil is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 4) and the 23rd most popular for the year (1934).
People born on September 4
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Eduard Khil is the 327th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Eduard Khil's birthday, Eduard Khil is the 25th most famous Russian.
In general, Eduard Khil ranks as the 3769th
most popular famous person, and the 410th most popular singer of all time.
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