1935: Birth of drummer Charles Connor at Charity Hospital in New Orleans
1938: Happy Birthday to songwriter, pianist and vocalist Allen Toussaint, born in New Orleans.
1944: Birth of guitarist Paul “Lil’ Buck” Sinegal
1944: Happy Birthday to Theodore Emile Dollis, know as Big Chief Bo Dollis of Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians.
1949: New Orleans native and clarinetist George Baquet passes away at age 66.
1977: Happy Birthday to Tipitina’s, opened today 35 years ago.
1987: New Orleans born pianist and vocalist Alton Purnell passes away at age 75.
2010: Singer-songwriter Robert Charles, known as Bobby Charles, passes away at age 71.