- Pianist Red Garland born 1923 in Dallas, TX.
- Louis Armstrong records “S.O.L. Blues,” 1927.
- Arranger/composer Gil Evans born 1912 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and records Priestess, 1977.
- Saxophonist/clarinetist Sidney Bechet born 1897 in New Orleans, LA.
- Fletcher Henderson records “Wrappin’ It Up,” 1934.
- Drummer Zutty Singleton born 1898 in Bunkie, LA.
- Pianist Ellis Larkins born 1923 in Baltimore, MD.
- Multi-instrumentalist/composer/bandleader Rahsaan Roland Kirk born 1936 in Columbus, OH.
- Jazz at Massey Hall concert recorded, 1953 - last reunion of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, pianist Bud Powell, bassist Charles Mingus, and drummer Max Roach.
- Reedman/bandleader Woody Herman born 1913 in Milwaukee, WI.
- Clarinetist Jimmie Noone records “Four or Five Times,” 1928, with pianist Earl Hines.
- Vocalist Betty Carter born 1930 in Flint, MI.
- Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean born 1932 in New York, NY.
- Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie makes his first recordings (“King Porter Stomp”) with Teddy Hill’s band, 1937.
- Tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman born 1931 in Fort Worth, TX.
- English bassist/composer Spike Hughes records with Benny Carter’s band, 1933.
- Bassist Pops Foster born 1892 in McCall, LA.
- Vocalist Big Joe Turner born 1912 in Kansas City, MO.
- Count Basie records “Pound Cake” with classic solos by tenor saxophonist Lester Young and trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, 1939.
- Saxophonist Sonny Fortune born 1939 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records “Nice Work If You Can Get It” with trumpeter Miles Davis, 1950.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz