1907 – Cabell Calloway III was born on the 25th of December in Rochester, New York.
– He finished high school at Frederick Douglass High School, Baltimore, MD.
– He took up law at Crane College, Chicago, Illinois.
– He worked with a band called The Alabamians while studying law at Chicago’s Crane College.
– He joined The Missourians, which changed its name to Cab Calloway and His Orchestra.
1930 – He was hired to replace Duke Ellington at the exclusive Cotton Club in Harlem.
1931 – His most famous song, Minnie the Moocher, was written and sold over 1,000,000 copies.
1987 – He was awarded the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.
1993 – He received Recipient of National Medal of Arts.
1994 – He died on the 18th of November in Rochester, New York.