- Drummer/bandleader Chick Webb born 1909 in Baltimore, MD.
- Pianist Sir Roland Hanna born 1932 in Detroit, MI.
- Ornette Coleman records his first album Something Else!!!, 1958.
- Guitarist/vocalist Josh White born 1908 in Greenville, MS.
- Bing Crosby records “St. Louis Blues” with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, 1932.
- Benny Carter records The King with vibraphonist Milt Jackson and pianist Tommy Flanagan, 1976.
- Vocalist Mahalia Jackson records “Come Sunday” with Duke Ellington, 1958.
- Pianist/composer Mel Powell born 1923 in New York, NY.
- Baritone saxophonist Lars Gullin records Holiday for Piano in Stockholm, 1953.
- Trumpeter Wingy Manone born 1900 in New Orleans, LA.
- Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd record Brazilian music for the first time, 1962.
- Tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray born 1921 in Oklahoma City, OK.
- Tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders records The Creator Has A Master Plan, 1969.
- Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins records the title track of his classic album The Bridge, 1962.
- Pianist Perry Bradford born 1893 in Montgomery, AL.
- Saxophonist/composer Henry Threadgill born 1944 in Chicago, IL.
- Composer Harold Arlen born 1905 in Buffalo, NY.
- Duke Ellington records “Blue Serge,” 1941.
- Renee Rosnes records For The Moment with Steve Wilson and Joe Henderson 1990.
- Pianist/organist Bill Doggett born 1916 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Bessie Smith makes her first recording, “Downhearted Blues,” 1923.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz