#590 Gene Krupa / Norman Baillie-Stewart – 15 January 1909

Gene Krupa

Eugene Bertram “Gene” Krupa (January 15, 1909 – October 16, 1973) was an American jazz and big band drummer and composer, known for his highly energetic and flamboyant style.

Norman Baillie-Stewart


Norman Baillie-Stewart (15 January 1909 – 7 June 1966) was a British army officer known as The Officer in the Tower when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London, the last British citizen to be imprisoned there for any length of time. An active sympathizer of Nazi Germany, he took part in German-produced propaganda broadcasts.


Also born on this day:
Jean Bugatti was a French/Italian automotive designer and test engineer.
Bjarne Andersen was a Norwegian actor , stage producer and theatre director.
Hans Esser was a German fencer.
Yefim Fomin was a Soviet political commissar.
Francis McGurk was a Scotland international footballer.
Walter Ohlrogge was a German Luftwaffe ace.
Elie Siegmeister was an American composer, educator and author.
Glenn Andrews was at his death the oldest living former member of the United States Congress.
Asa S. Knowles was the ninth President of the University of Toledo.
Max Bentele was a German -born pioneer in the field of jet aircraft turbines.
Dick Lammi was an American jazz tubist and bassist.

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