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Ager, Milton

Born: 1893 AD
Died: 1979 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Composers, Pianists

1893 – Ager was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 1893.

1900 – Taught himself to play the piano.

1907 – Attended McKinley High School in New York City for 3 years and concentrated on becoming a musician.

1913 – Worked for in a publishing company and joined the US Army’s Morale Divison.

1921 – Made his first success with "Nobody’s Baby", a song he had written after the war.

1922 – Founded his own publishing house called Ager, Yellen and Bornstein.

1930 – Went to Hollywood after getting a studio contract.

1932 – Wrote the classic "Happy Days Are Here Again" that become the theme song for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inauguration.

1979 – Ager died in Los Angeles, California on May 6, 1979.