November 22nd, Hoagland Howard Carmichael is born in Bloomington, Indiana,
as the first child of Howard Clyde and Lida Mary (Robison) Carmichael.
attends Indiana University and forms his own small jazz band, eventually
named "Carmichael's Collegians," which makes him a campus celebrity.
meets 19-year-old cornetist Leon "Bix" Beiderbecke, who becomes
a cherished friend as well as an enormous musical inspiration for many
October 31st, Hoagy records "Star Dust" with his band for the
begins his lifelong friendship with jazz great Louis Armstrong.
Kong Blues" and "How Little We Know" are featured in the
Warner Bros. film "To Have and Have Not" starring Humphrey Bogart
and Lauren Bacall. This also marks Hoagy's official feature film debut
as the piano player "Cricket".
Carmichael Show" goes on the air at 5:30 P.M. Pacific time, Sunday,
October 26, 1946
the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening," performed by Bing Crosby in
Paramount's "Here Comes the Groom" wins Hoagy an Oscar.
takes a straight dramatic role as Jonesy, the hired ranch hand, on the
western series "Laramie."
after Christmas, on December 27th, Hoagy passes away at the Eisenhower
Medical Center in Rancho Mirage after suffering a heart attack.