Frank Sinatra died the night of Seinfeld’s finale and his ambulance made it to the hospital in record time because traffic was so light due to everyone watching the show.

Frank Sinatra’s Death: The Aftermath, And How Seinfeld Was Involved

Left: Frank Sinatra sings on his 75th birthday. Right: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards in the ‘Seinfeld’ finale. Sources: Bettmann via Getty Images; IMDB.

The night Frank Sinatra died, America was busy watching Seinfeld. It was May 14, 1998, and Ol’ Blue Eyes was going to the great Vegas showroom in the sky, but nobody could win this ratings battle — Sinatra’s finale vs. the Seinfeld finale. Talk around the office watercooler the following day wasn’t focused on the Chairman of the Board, it was all about Seinfeld’s bizarre and controversial ending, which found the show’s characters arrested in a small town and put on trial for failing to help a person being mugged. Sinatra got his due, belatedly, as the unsatis… Continue Reading (4 minute read)

8 thoughts on “Frank Sinatra died the night of Seinfeld’s finale and his ambulance made it to the hospital in record time because traffic was so light due to everyone watching the show.”

  1. SaigoBattosai

    Someone: “Hey, Sinatra just died.”

    Other person: “Shut up I’m watching Seinfeld!”

  2. 5pl1t1nf1n1t1v3

    It raises the interesting question of how many people were saved that night for the same reason.

  3. kovyvok

    “Do you remember where you were when xxxxx died?”
    “Probably watching Seinfeld.”

  4. Yoguls

    And now,

    the end is near,

    And so i face

    Seinfeld’s finale

  5. hecknowewontgo

    “Please send an Ambulance to Frank Sinatra’s house right away! It’s an emergency, please hurry!”

    “Uncle Leo..?”

  6. didthebhawkswin

    I didn’t know they had held onto records for travel time for ambulances carrying Frank Sinatra, but glad they beat those times for the final entry

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