Profession: Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader
Why Famous: Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again
- 1939-10-20 "All the Things You Are" recorded by Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
- 1940-02-02 Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)
- 1940-07-20 Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)
- 1941-02-07 Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me"
- 1942-02-19 Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"