1910 – Born on December 7th in New New Orleans, Louisiana.
1929 – Married to Louise Polizzi on June 25th.
– He played in clubs like "The Famous Door".
1935 – Married to Alma Ross.
1948 – Married to Tracelene Barrett on June 17th.
1953 – Married to Keely Smith on July 13th.
1962 – Married to Gia Maione.
1967 – Prima voiced King Louie of the apes in the animated Disney feature The Jungle Book.
1975 – While undergoing surgery for the removal of a brain tumor, he went into a coma (which he stayed until his death).
1978 – He died from pneumonia on August 24th, but his music continues as some of the best jazz and swing music ever recorded.
1993 – Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame.