1903 Vernon Duke was a Russian-Americancomposer/songwriter, who also wrote under his original name Vladimir Dukelsky. He is best known for "Taking a Chance on Love" with lyrics by Ted Fetter and John Latouche, "I Can't Get Started" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, "April in Paris" with lyrics by E. Y. ("Yip") Harburg (1932), and "What Is There To Say" for the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934, also with Harburg. He wrote the words and music for "Autumn in New York" (1934). Vernon collaborated with lyricists such as Johnny Mercer,Ira Gershwin, Ogden Nash and Sammy Cahn. Died January 16, 1969.
1908 Birth in NYC of composer John Waldo Green, who arranged for Guy Lombardo's band and wrote songs like Body and Soul.