April 7th, 1915
Eleanora Fagan is born.
Daughter of Sadie Fagan, 19, and Clarence Holiday, 17. They never married.
Her father used to call her Bill. Later she started calling herself Billie inspired by actress Billie Dove whom she idolized.
In the beginning of her career she calls herself Billie Halliday but from her first recording date it is changed in favour of her fatherís surname, Holiday.
July 17th, 1959
Billie Holiday dies at the age of 44 at Metropolitan Hospital, New York City.