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Harlem, NY

LOCATION

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Jazz Museum in Harlem
1999

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball
16-Apr-1947   NBA records for most minutes, most points
Patti Austin
Singer
10-Aug-1950   Baby Come to Me
James Baldwin
Novelist
2-Aug-1924 30-Nov-1987 Go Tell It on the Mountain
Harry Belafonte
Singer/Songwriter
1-Mar-1927   Calypso singer
Gertrude Berg
Radio Personality
3-Oct-1899 14-Sep-1966 The Goldbergs
Milton Berle
Comic
12-Jul-1908 27-Mar-2002 Mr. Television
Kurtis Blow
Rapper
9-Aug-1959   The Breaks
Willie Bosket
Criminal
9-Dec-1962   Inspired the Juvenile Offender Act of 1978
Rob Brown
Actor
1-Mar-1984   Finding Forrester
Adolph Caesar
Actor
5-Dec-1933 6-Mar-1986 A Soldier's Story
Cam'ron
Rapper
4-Feb-1976   The Diplomats
Richard H. Carmona
Doctor
22-Nov-1949   US Surgeon General, 2002-06
Keith David
Actor
4-Jun-1956   DCI in Agent Cody Banks
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Singer
8-Dec-1925 16-May-1990 Coolest hepcat in the Rat Pack
Anthony John Denison
Actor
20-Sep-1949   Det. Andy Flynn on The Closer
Hector Elizondo
Actor
22-Dec-1936   Dr. Neven Bell on Monk
Joan Hackett
Actor
1-Mar-1934 8-Oct-1983 Only When I Laugh
Lorenz Hart
Songwriter
2-May-1895 22-Nov-1943 Lyricist, Rodgers and Hart
Anna Maria Horsford
Actor
6-Mar-1948   Dee on The Wayans Bros.
Freddie Jackson
Singer
2-Oct-1956   Rock Me Tonight
Kelis
Singer
21-Aug-1979   Caught Out There
Frankie Lymon
Singer/Songwriter
30-Sep-1942 28-Feb-1968 Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
Biz Markie
Musician
8-Apr-1964   Nobody Beats The Biz
Carmen McRae
Singer
8-Apr-1922 10-Nov-1994 Jazz vocalist
Agnes de Mille
Choreographer
18-Sep-1905 7-Oct-1993 Influential American choreographer
Moby
Electronic Musician
11-Sep-1965   Play
Tom Morello
Guitarist
30-May-1964   Rage Against the Machine
Allen Payne
Actor
7-Jul-1968   House of Payne
Mekhi Phifer
Actor
29-Dec-1974   Dr. Greg Pratt on E.R.
Alvin F. Poussaint
Doctor
15-May-1934   Child-rearing expert
Bud Powell
Pianist
27-Sep-1924 31-Jul-1966 Seminal bop pianist and composer
Puff Daddy
Music Producer
4-Nov-1969   Can't Nobody Hold Me Down
Teddy Riley
Musician
8-Oct-1966   The King of New Jack Swing
Vanessa del Rio
Pornstar
31-Mar-1952   Deep Inside Vanessa del Rio
Sonny Rollins
Jazz Musician
7-Sep-1930   Tenor sax master
Juelz Santana
Rapper
18-Feb-1982   The Diplomats
Keith Sweat
Musician
22-Jul-1961   Make It Last Forever
Cicely Tyson
Actor
19-Dec-1933   Sounder
Clarence Williams III
Actor
21-Aug-1939   Linc in The Mod Squad

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clarence 13X
Religion
21-Feb-1928 13-Jun-1969 Nation of Gods and Earths
Ralph Cooper
Actor
16-Jan-1908 4-Apr-1992 The Dark Gable
J. C. Higginbotham
Jazz Musician
11-May-1906 26-May-1973 Jazz trombonist
Big L
Rapper
30-May-1974 15-Feb-1999 Ebonics
Malcolm X
Activist
19-May-1925 21-Feb-1965 Nation of Islam



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