Ager, Milton

Born: Oct 06, 1893 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 85 years of age.

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.

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