1923 Bert Kaempfert, born in Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany, orchestra leader, songwriter, composed jazz-oriented, easy-listening records including Strangers in the Night and hit Wonderland by Night, Danke Schoen for Wayne Newton and L-O-V-E for Nat King Cole. Bert Kaempfert (born Berthold Kämpfert 16 October 1923 – 21 June 1980) was a German orchestra leader and songwriter. He made easy listening and jazz-oriented records, and wrote the music for a number of well-known songs, such as "Strangers in the Night" (originally recorded by Ivo Robić) and "Spanish Eyes".
Friday August 18 is Hawaii Statehood Day - *We will be sharing many of the popular songs of The Islands this week to commemorate Hawaii Statehood celebrations. More about Statehood Day*