1892: Birth of trumpeter and bandleader Johnny DeDroit born in New Orleans.
1917: Birth of trumpeter and vocalist Russell Jacquet born in Saint Martinville, Louisiana.
1956: Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash record impromptu session at Sun Studios.
1972: Trumpeter Melvin Lastie passes away in New Orleans at age 42.
1976: Birth of singer Amie Comeaux born in Brusly, LA. She was killed in an auto accident in her home town in 1997.
1980: Community radio founders Walter and Jerry Brock hit the airwaves today on WWOZ.