On July 4th I had the opportunity of celebrating Louis Armstrong's (traditional) birthday at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, his long time residence in Corona, Queens.
After a bit of research I found the legendary trumpeter celebrated his birthday on July 4th. However, about 15 years after Mr. Armstrong passed away Tad Jones a New Orleans Historian discovered a baptismal certificate indicating Armstrong was born August 4, 1901. Many feel the evidence is flimsy as baptismal records weren't accurate in the early 1900's, but despite controversy history books now state Aug 4th as his "real" birthday.
I am honored to have celebrated just as Pops did in his Corona Queens neighborhood on July 4th. Amongst friends, neighbors and those who have love and admiration for Louis Armstrong's Legacy.