Ole Larson's Folks

No close family anniversaries. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, on this date in 1899: composer, pianist, singer, and actor Howard Hoagland “Hoagy” Carmichael.


Best known today by covers of his many standards. Below, he plays and sings one of his most famous songs. Note: the still photo that is shown throughout this video shows Carmichael with Lauren Bacall, in the movie “To Have and Have Not.” Bacall appears about to sing some song, but it is definitely not “Georgia,” which is not performed in that film.

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On a sour note, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on this date in 1962.


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