On This Day

June 16, 1939 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Music

  • Billy "Crash" Craddock, American country singer (Boom Boom Baby, Rub It In), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

Deaths in Music

  • Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (introduced Ella Fitzgerald), dies of Pott's disease (tuberculosis of the spine), at 34
1939 in Music