This Day in the Arts: September 23
Louise Nevelson, a Russian-American sculptor best known for her abstract vertical wood sculptures, is born.
John Coltrane, an American saxophone player, composer, and combo (small group) leader, is born. He is a major figure in the evolution of the jazz styles known as bebop and free jazz.
Ray Charles [Robinson], an American pianist and singer, is born. In the 1950s, he will fuse gospel music with rhythm and blues to pioneer a distinctive style now known as soul music.
Kentucky Educational Television signs on the air. During the first year, the KET utilization staff conducts workshops with more than 10,000 teachers, and 253,000 students tune in.