- Bassist/composer Charles Mingus born 1922 in Nogales, AZ.
- Bassist Paul Chambers born 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Bassist John Kirby’s Sextet records 20th Century Closet, 1940.
- Vocalist Lil Brown records "Why Don’t You Do Right," which Peggy Lee later turns into a major hit with Benny Goodman’s band, 1941.
- Clarinetist Jimmie Noone born 1895 in New Orleans, LA.
- Vocalist Abbey Lincoln records Over The Years, 2000.
- Tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson born 1937 in Lima, Ohio.
- Guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Bill Evans record duo album Undercurrent, 1962.
- Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin born 1928 in Chicago, IL.
- Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald born 1917 in Newport News, VA.
- Saxophonist Earl Bostic born 1913 in Tulsa, OK.
- Saxophonist Archie Shepp records Goin’ Home, a duo of traditional themes with pianist Horace Parlan, 1977.
- Drummer Dave Tough born 1907 in Oak Park, IL.
- Blues singer Ma Rainey born 1886 in Columbus, GA.
- Reedman/composer Jimmy Giuffre born 1921 in Dallas, TX.
- Multi-instrumentalist/composer Scott Robinson born 1959 in Pequannock, New Jersey.
- Three drummers born - Denzil Best 1917, Connie Kay 1927, Freddie Waits, 1943.
- Saxophonist John Coltrane records The Drum Thing with drummer Elvin Jones, 1964.
- Trumpeter Mario Bauza born 1911 in Havana, Cuba.
- Pianist Thelonious Monk records San Francisco Holiday, 1960.
- Louis Armstrong records "Blue Again," 1931.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz