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TODAY - Mar 27, 2023

Thought of the Day

Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.

Today's Birthday

Wilhelm Rontgen
Wilhelm Rontgen Physicist, German(1845)

A German physicist, who won the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. He detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Rontgen rays.

Henry Royce
Henry Royce Engineer, British(1863)

A British engineer and co-founder with C.S. Rolls.

James Callaghan
James Callaghan Politician, British(1912)

British former Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino Director, American(1963)

An American film director, screenwriter, and actor.

Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan Singer, American(1924)

American jazz and popular-music singer.

This day in History


President Andrew Johnson vetoes the civil rights bill; it later becomes the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


First lady Helen Taft plants the first Japanese cherry trees in Washington, D.C.


The Seattle Metropolitans become the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup.


Nikita Khrushchev becomes prime minister of the Soviet Union.


Death of Billy Wilder, director of films such as Some like it Hot and Sunset Boulevard.

Sarah Vaughan (1924-1990)

Sarah Vaughan

An American jazz and popular-music singer, was born on 27th March 1924, in New Jersey. At the age of 7, Vaughan began studying piano and singing in her church choir. In 1942 she performed as a singer for a week at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, which was her prize for winning the Apollo Amateur Hour contest. American singer Billy Eckstine, who was performing with the orchestra of American pianist Earl Hines, heard Vaughan at the Apollo and persuaded Hines to hire her as second pianist and singer in 1943. In 1944 Vaughan joined Eckstine's newly formed band, which included many pioneers of the newly emerging style known as bebop, or bop. Band members included American musicians such as Fats Navarro, saxophonists Dexter Gordon and drummer Art Blakey. Through her associations with such musicians, Vaughan began her rise to stardom in 1949 through a five-year recording contract with the Columbia record company. During this period she recorded mostly with studio orchestras on such albums as Mean to Me (1950). One of the premier jazz singers of the 20th century, known for her expressive voice, unique vibrato (slight and rapid variation in pitch), and outstanding vocal range was died on April 3, 1990, Hidden Hills, California, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal