As a countdown to the opening show of the season, Satchmo at the Waldorf; we are doing a #SatchmoFactoftheDay until opening night! Mosaic wants to give YOU the chance to learn more about the man behind the horn!
Our first #SatchFact is, yesterday August 4 would have been #LouisArmstrong's 115th birthday! Armstrong long told interviewers he was a "Southern Doodle Dandy born on the Fourth of July 1900," according to his obituary by The New York Times. That date is still found in many #jazz histories. But in the mid-1980s, Armstrong biographers found his actual birth certificate, which lists his #birthday as Aug. 4, 1901.
Happy belated birthday, Satch!