- Two trumpeters born: Donald Byrd 1932 in Detroit, MI, and Jimmy Owens 1943 in New York, NY.
- The John Coltrane Quartet records A Love Supreme, 1964.
- Louis Armstrong records “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,” 1927.
- Trumpeter/violinist Ray Nance born 1913 in Chicago, IL.
- Clarinetist Irving Fazola born 1912 in New Orleans, LA.
- Bassist Bob Cranshaw born 1932 in Evanston, IL.
- Duke Ellington records “The Controversial Suite,” 1951.
- Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records “Angel Face” with pianist Hank Jones, 1947.
- Pianist McCoy Tyner born 1938 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Pianist Earl Hines records “Fifty-Seven Varieties,” 1928.
- Vocalist Joe Williams born 1918 in Cordele, GA.
- Drummer Tony Williams born 1945 in Chicago, IL.
- Drummer Sonny Greer born 1895 in Long Beach, NJ.
- Louis Armstrong records “Hotter Than That,” 1927.
- Bennie Moten’s band makes its last recordings, including “Moten Swing,” featuring pianist Count Basie, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, trumpeter Hot Lips Page, and arranger/guitarist Eddie Durham, 1932.
- Trumpeter Clark Terry born 1920 in St. Louis, MO.
- Jelly Roll Morton records “King Porter Stomp,” 1939.
- Two saxophonists born: Budd Johnson 1910 in Dallas, TX, and Cecil Payne 1922 in Brooklyn, NY.
- Bandleader/composer Stan Kenton born 1911 in Wichita, KS.
- Drummer Dannie Richmond born 1935 in New York, NY.
- Pianist Cecil Taylor and drummer Max Roach record a duo concert at Columbia University, 1979.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz