On this date in 1917 the great jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie was born.
Born John Birks Gillespie, Dizzy was born in which state?
Alabama, New York or South Carolina?
Tommy Roe had his own kind of Dizzy going
on in 1969 ....
Tommy Roe was born in the year 1942. Let's take a quick look and see what was going on that year:
January: Carole Lombard and others including her mother were killed in a plane crash.
February: C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters were first published in book format.
March: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Executive Order 9102 which allowed for the internment of Americans of Japanese, German & Italian decent.
April: The FCC's minimum programming time required of TV stations is cut from 15 hours to 4 hours a week during the war.
May: The first African American seamen are taken into the US Navy.
June: The Grand Coulee Dam is finished on the Columbia River.
July: Women accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in the U.S.
August: Walt Disney's fifth animated film Bambi is released in the U.S.
September: Women's Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) established in the U.S.
October: The Alaska Highway is completed. (1,387 miles)
November: The movie Casablanca premieres in New York City at the Hollywood Theater.
December: Gasoline rationing begins in the U.S.