A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS
January 12, 1927:
is born in Yonkers, New York, USA, one of three children born to Alexander Martirano and Mary Mazullo.
July 25, 1968:
(41) marries Dorothy Hayes in Urbana, Illinois.
November 17, 1995:
dies of complications of ALS in Urbana, Illinois, USA, aged 68 years, ten months, and five days.
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Today in Music and History: August 24
Prime Minister Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom of South Africa dies in Capetown of heart disease. Charles Robberts Swart (who has been acting Prime Minister during Strijdom’s illness) is officially named to the post.
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