Saturday, September 18, 2004
On this day:

Happy Birthday Hank

Hank Williams, Sr.'s birthday was yesterday, September 17. (I drank a few beers in his honor...hope everyone else did, too.)

Hank, Sr. was born in Mt. Olive, Alabama, near Georgiana, on September 17, 1923. He died at the age of 29 on January 1, 1953. The funeral in Montgomery is said to have drawn the largest crowd of any since Jefferson Davis was inaugurated as President of the Confederacy. He is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Montgomery. A must-see when visiting the capital city.

Hank recorded 129 songs in his lifetime. His first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry was in June, 1949. "Move it on Over" was his first song to hit the Billboard charts. The last single released in his lifetime was "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive."