When everything happens to you when you’re so young, you’re very lucky, but by the same token, you’re never going to have that same feeling again. The first time anything happens to you - your first love, your first success - the second one is never the same.
September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971).
Armstrong claimed that he was born on the 4th of July in 1900 (I remember radio stations playing tributes to him on that day for years) and it wasn’t until after Armstrong had died that historians uncovered his actual birth date on the baptismal records of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in New Orleans. Many people still celebrate the 4th of July, some the 4th of August, and some both. There can’t be enough celebrations for Louis Armstrong. Red beans and rice-ly.
The only person I can think of with two birthdays, and rightly so. More cake for Louis.