Today's Birthday Today's Birthday is a free service of muiderrail.com http://muiderrail.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Wed, 8 Apr 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Today's Birthday http://muiderrail.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_tb.png 120 60 Wed, 8 Apr 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Birthday http://encyclopedia.muiderrail.com/Sonja+Henie //encyclopedia.muiderrail.com/Sonja+Henie# Henie began ice skating at the age of eight and won the first of six straight Norwegian figure-skating championships within two years. Starting in 1927, she won the world's figure-skating crown 10 straight years, the European title six times, and the Olympic gold medal three times. She introduced music and dance into free skating, greatly broadening its appeal, and turned professional in 1936, earning millions starring in films and ice shows. Why did many Norwegians consider her a quisling?
]]>
Tue, 7 Apr 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Birthday http://encyclopedia.muiderrail.com/Billie+Holiday //encyclopedia.muiderrail.com/Billie+Holiday# Despite a deeply troubled upbringing, Holiday became one of the most celebrated and influential singers in jazz history. She was also one of its most tragic figures. She debuted in the 1930s and, after performing with Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, embarked on a successful solo career. However, she suffered many personal setbacks, complicated by the drug addiction that eventually destroyed her career and hastened her death. How did she choose her stage name?
]]>
Mon, 6 Apr 2020 05:00:00 GMT Today's Birthday http://encyclopedia.muiderrail.com/Gerry+Mulligan //encyclopedia.muiderrail.com/Gerry+Mulligan# Mulligan was an important baritone saxophonist and one of the best-known exponents of cool jazz, a delicate, understated offshoot of bebop. He began his career in the mid-1940s as an arranger for Gene Krupa and Claude Thornhill and played on the historic Miles Davis nonet recordings in 1949. He gained considerable success with the quartet he formed with Chet Baker in 1952, and he led ensembles of various sizes thereafter. How old was he when he began earning money for his musical arrangements?
]]>