On This Day

Miles Davis

Jazz Musician Miles Davis

Profession: Jazz Musician

United States of America

Why Famous: Kind of Blue (Quadruple Platinum)

Born: May 26, 1926
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: September 28, 1991 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1968-09-30 Jazz musician Miles Davis (42) weds singer Betty Mabry (23)
  • 1981-11-26 Legendary American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds American "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby (divorced, 1989)

Historical Events

  • 1945-11-26 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads recording session for the Savoy label marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever" with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis
  • 1957-11-22 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY
  • 1970-03-30 Miles Davis's influential double album "Bitches Brew" released