May 16– DJANGO REINHARDT
Belgian-born Gypsy jazz musician, bon vivant.
ALSO ON MAY 16 IN HISTORY…
1918 — U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act against radicals.
1927 — U.S. Supreme Court rules booksellers must file income tax returns.
1933 — Swiss-German anarchist, gay writer John Henry Mackay dies.
1953 — Gypsy jazz musician Django Reinhardt dies, Fountainebleau, France.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective