WC Handy Age, Birthday, Bio, Zodiac, Family & Fun Facts

Updated at December 5, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team

WC Handy Age, Birthday, Birthplace, Bio, Zodiac &  Family

WC Handy Facts

Full NameWC Handy
BirthdateNovember 16, 1873
Birth PlaceFlorence, AL
Age (in 2022)149 Years Old
OccupationBlues Singer

WC Handy Age & Birthday

WC Handy is best known as Blues Singer who has born on November 16, 1873 in Florence, AL. Currently, WC Handy is 149 years, 0 months and 19 days old. WC Handy will celebrate 150th birthday on Thursday, 16th of November 2023. Below the countdown to WC Handy upcoming birthday.

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WC Handy Biography


Blues composer and musician known as the Father of the Blues. He took the blues from being a regional genre to a mainstream one.

Before Fame

He was a teacher and worked at a pipe works plant before achieving success in the music industry.


He was inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Price in 1896. They had six children together.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Nat King Cole in the film St. Louis Blues from 1958.

Top Asked Questions about WC Handy

How old is WC Handy in 2022?

WC Handy is 149 years old today.

When was WC Handy born?

WC Handy was born on November 16, 1873 in Florence, AL.

What is WC Handy zodiac sign?

WC Handy zodiac sign is Scorpio.

What was WC Handy best known for?

WC Handy was best known as Blues Singer.

Fun Facts about WC Handy's Birthday

Here's quick list of some fun facts about WC Handy's birthday you must know including detailed age calculation, western astrology, roman numeral, birthstone and birth flower.

  • WC Handy was born on Sunday, 320th day / 46th week of 1873
  • WC Handy has Scorpio zodiac sign and Water element based on western astrology
  • Roman numeral of WC Handy birthday is XVI.XI.MDCCCLXXIII
  • WC Handy's birthstone is Topaz
  • WC Handy's birth flower is Chrysanthemum that symbolize cheerfulness, friendship & abundance
  • WC Handy age in year is 149 years old
  • WC Handy age in month is 1788 months old
  • WC Handy age in day is 54440 days old
  • WC Handy age in hour is 1306560 hours old
  • WC Handy age in minute is 78393600 minutes old
  • WC Handy age in second is 4703616000 seconds old
  • Next WC Handy birthday is on Thursday, November 16th 2023
  • WC Handy age in next birthday (2023) is 150 years old

Historical Events on WC Handy Birthday (November 16)

Below are historical events that coincided with WC Handy's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.

1943World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.
1944World War II: Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur, is launched.
1944World War II: Düren, Germany, is destroyed by Allied bombers.
1945UNESCO is founded.
1965Venera program: The Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, which will be the first spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.
1973Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
1973U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
1974The Arecibo message is broadcast from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico. It was aimed at the current location of the globular star cluster Messier 13 some 25,000 light years away. The message will reach empty space by the time it finally arrives since the cluster will have changed position.
1979The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania.
1988The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that Estonia is "sovereign" but stops short of declaring independence.
1988In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.
1989El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
1990Pop group Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award because the duo did not sing at all on the Girl You Know It's True album. Session musicians had provided all the vocals.
1992The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.
1997After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.
1986The birth of Maxime Médard, French rugby player
1987The birth of Eitan Tibi, Israeli footballer
1987The birth of Jordan Walden, American baseball player
1989The birth of Iamsu!, American rapper and producer
1990The birth of Arjo Atayde, Filipino actor
1990The birth of Dénes Dibusz, Hungarian football player
1991The birth of Tomomi Kasai, Japanese actress and singer
1992The birth of George Akpabio, Nigerian footballer
1992The birth of Matthew Allwood, Australian rugby league player
1993The birth of Pete Davidson, American comedian and actor
1994The birth of Brandon Larracuente, American actor
1994The birth of Yoshiki Yamamoto, Japanese football player
1995The birth of Noah Gray-Cabey, American actor and pianist
2005The birth of Mariam Mamadashvili, Georgian singer
2006The birth of Mason Ramsey, American singer-songwriter
2013The death of Tanvir Ahmad Khan, Indian-Pakistani diplomat, 19th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan (b. 1932)
2013The death of Oscar Lanford, American mathematician and academic (b. 1940)
2013The death of Arne Pedersen, Norwegian footballer and manager (b. 1931)
2013The death of Louis D. Rubin, Jr., American author, critic, and academic (b. 1923)
2013The death of Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1924)
2014The death of Charles Champlin, American historian, author, and critic (b. 1926)
2014The death of Jovan Ćirilov, Serbian poet and playwright (b. 1931)
2014The death of Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (b. 1935)
2014The death of Juan Joseph, American football player and coach (b. 1987)
2014The death of Jadwiga Piłsudska, Polish soldier, pilot, and architect (b. 1920)
2014The death of Carl Sanders, American soldier, pilot, and politician, 74th Governor of Georgia (b. 1925)
2015The death of David Canary, American actor (b. 1938)
2015The death of Michael C. Gross, American graphic designer and producer (b. 1945)
2015The death of Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1926)
2015The death of Alton D. Slay, American general (b. 1924)

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