Updated at December 5, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
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.
Blues composer and musician known as the Father of the Blues. He took the blues from being a regional genre to a mainstream one.
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.
He married Elizabeth Price in 1896. They had six children together.
He was portrayed by Nat King Cole in the film St. Louis Blues from 1958.
WC Handy is 149 years old today.
WC Handy was born on November 16, 1873 in Florence, AL.
WC Handy zodiac sign is Scorpio.
WC Handy was best known as Blues Singer.
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Below are historical events that coincided with WC Handy's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1943||World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.|
|1944||World War II: Operation Queen, the costly Allied thrust to the Rur, is launched.|
|1944||World War II: Düren, Germany, is destroyed by Allied bombers.|
|1945||UNESCO is founded.|
|1965||Venera 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.|
|1973||Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.|
|1973||U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.|
|1974||The 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.|
|1979||The first line of Bucharest Metro (Line M1) is opened from Timpuri Noi to Semănătoarea in Bucharest, Romania.|
|1988||The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic declares that Estonia is "sovereign" but stops short of declaring independence.|
|1988||In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.|
|1989||El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.|
|1990||Pop 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.|
|1992||The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk.|
|1997||After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.|
|1986||The birth of Maxime Médard, French rugby player|
|1987||The birth of Eitan Tibi, Israeli footballer|
|1987||The birth of Jordan Walden, American baseball player|
|1989||The birth of Iamsu!, American rapper and producer|
|1990||The birth of Arjo Atayde, Filipino actor|
|1990||The birth of Dénes Dibusz, Hungarian football player|
|1991||The birth of Tomomi Kasai, Japanese actress and singer|
|1992||The birth of George Akpabio, Nigerian footballer|
|1992||The birth of Matthew Allwood, Australian rugby league player|
|1993||The birth of Pete Davidson, American comedian and actor|
|1994||The birth of Brandon Larracuente, American actor|
|1994||The birth of Yoshiki Yamamoto, Japanese football player|
|1995||The birth of Noah Gray-Cabey, American actor and pianist|
|2005||The birth of Mariam Mamadashvili, Georgian singer|
|2006||The birth of Mason Ramsey, American singer-songwriter|
|2013||The death of Tanvir Ahmad Khan, Indian-Pakistani diplomat, 19th Foreign Secretary of Pakistan (b. 1932)|
|2013||The death of Oscar Lanford, American mathematician and academic (b. 1940)|
|2013||The death of Arne Pedersen, Norwegian footballer and manager (b. 1931)|
|2013||The death of Louis D. Rubin, Jr., American author, critic, and academic (b. 1923)|
|2013||The death of Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1924)|
|2014||The death of Charles Champlin, American historian, author, and critic (b. 1926)|
|2014||The death of Jovan Ćirilov, Serbian poet and playwright (b. 1931)|
|2014||The death of Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (b. 1935)|
|2014||The death of Juan Joseph, American football player and coach (b. 1987)|
|2014||The death of Jadwiga Piłsudska, Polish soldier, pilot, and architect (b. 1920)|
|2014||The death of Carl Sanders, American soldier, pilot, and politician, 74th Governor of Georgia (b. 1925)|
|2015||The death of David Canary, American actor (b. 1938)|
|2015||The death of Michael C. Gross, American graphic designer and producer (b. 1945)|
|2015||The death of Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1926)|
|2015||The death of Alton D. Slay, American general (b. 1924)|
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