#610 Bix Beiderbecke / Clare Boothe Luce – 10 March 1903

Bix Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke

Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer. Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s.

Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Booth Luce

Clare Boothe Luce (March 10, 1903 – October 9, 1987) was the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. Her writings extended from drama and screen scenarios to fiction, journalism, and war reportage. During her two terms as a Congresswoman from Connecticut in the early 1940s, her moderate views, especially toward blacks, immigrants, and women denied professional careers, contrasted with those of most of men in her party. President Reagan awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bix_Beiderbecke
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Boothe_Luce

Also born on this day:
S. S. Vasan was an Indian journalist, writer, advertiser, film producer, director and business tycoon.
Edward Francis Williams, known as Frank Williams, was a British newspaper editor.
Elizabeth Hirschboeck, perhaps better known as Sister Mary Mercy, was a member of the Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic and a renowned international humanitarian
Alexandru Ionescu was a Romanian bobsledder.
Clare Mapledoram was an Ontario political figure.

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