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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 12, 2013.
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Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2005 with 233 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 133rd day of 2004 with 233 to follow.
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Today is Monday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2003 with 233 to follow.
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Today in Music:

Today's birthdays include bandleader Gordon Jenkins and jazz trombonist Jack Jenney in 1910; Burt Bacharach, who was born in 1928 (age 75); Ian Dury and Billy Swan, both in 1942 (age 61); David Walker, keyboardist with Gary Lewis and the Playboys, in 1943
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Truman Eliot "Jack" Jenney (May 12, 1910, Mason City, Iowa – December 16, 1945, Los Angeles, California) was a jazz trombonist who might be best known for instrumental versions of the song Stardust. Jenney played with his father's band from age 11, his father was a musician and music teacher, but his first professional work began with Austin Wylie in 1928. He would go on to work with Isham Jones, Red Norvo, Artie Shaw, Mal Hallett, and Waring's Pennsylvanians, and appear in the film Syncopation. He also won the Down Beat Reader's Poll for trombone in 1940

He led his own band for a year in 1939-40, which included Peanuts Hucko and Hugo Winterhalter. Although this band received good reviews it was a financial failure. He would also be drafted into the United States Navy. After his return he died of complications related to appendicitis.

He was married to singer Kay Thompson and later to Bonnie Lake. He is on occasion compared to Bix Beiderbecke as both came from Iowa and died young, but not because of any similarity in style or life history.

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