“Piano Man” Songwriter Billy Joel Turns 63! Read His Bio

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May 9
On This Day: May 9

Billy Joel

Born: May 9, 1949
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer

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Events
1893
119 years ago
Inventor Thomas Edison publicly reveals his Kinetoscope, a camera that records motion.
http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-edison-9284349 >>

1960
52 years ago
Activist Margaret Sanger’s lifelong work is realized when the FDA announces the approval of the first oral contraceptive.
http://www.biography.com/people/margaret-sanger-9471186 >>

1964
48 years ago
Jazz trailblazer Louis Armstrong hits number one with the show tune "Hello Dolly," breaking the Beatles’ stranglehold on the U.S. pop charts.
http://www.biography.com/people/louis-armstrong-9188912 >>

1974
38 years ago
The House Judiciary Committee begins impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate cover-up.
http://www.biography.com/people/richard-nixon-9424076 >>

Born On This Day
Billy Joel
Born: May 9, 1949
Age: 63 years old
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
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Mike Wallace
Born: May 9, 1918
Died: April 7, 2012
Age: 93 years old
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Radio Personality, News Anchor
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J.M. Barrie
Born: May 9, 1860
Died: June 19, 1937
Age: 77 years old
Birthplace: Kirriemuir, Scotland
Occupation: Author, Playwright
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Died On This Day
Lena Horne
Died: May 9, 2010
Age: 92 years old
Place: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Civil Rights Activist
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Alan King
Died: May 9, 2004
Age: 76 years old
Place: New York, New York, United States
Occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor
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Arthur Mitchell

Died: May 9, 1968
Age: 84 years old
Place: Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Occupation: U.S. Representative
Best Known For >>

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