- Drummer Elvin Jones born 1927 in Pontiac, MI.
- Bassist George Mraz born 1944 in Pisek, now in the Czech Republic.
- Duke Ellington records Indigos, an album of ballads, 1957.
- Drummer Cliff Leeman born 1913 in Portland, ME.
- Trombonist Craig Harris born 1954 in Hempstead, NY.
- Trumpeter Miles Davis records ’Round Midnight with tenor saxophonist John Coltrane, 1956.
- Fluegelhornist Stacy Rowles born 1955 in Los Angeles, CA.
- Lionel Hampton records “When Lights Are Low,” 1939.
- Pianist/singer Harry Connick, Jr., born 1967 in New Orleans, LA.
- Trombonist Steve Turre born 1948 in Omaha, NE.
- Trumpeter Cat Anderson born 1916 in Greenville, SC.
- George Russell records Manhattan with a band including John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Bob Brookmeyer, and Bill Evans, 1958.
- Tenor saxophonist Chu Berry born 1910 in Wheeling, WV.
- Billie Holiday records “He’s Funny That Way,” 1937.
- Composer/pianist Tadd Dameron records “Lady Bird,” 1948.
- Cecil Taylor makes his first session as a leader 1956. Band includes Steve Lacy, Buell Neidlinger, and Dennis Charles.
- Saxophonist Joseph Jarman born 1937 in Pine Bluff, AR.
- Trumpeter Bill Berry born 1930 in Benton Harbor, MI.
- Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley born 1928 in Tampa, FL.
- Bassist Arvell Shaw born 1923 in St. Louis, MO.
- Pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton records “Black Bottom Stomp,” 1926.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz