Loius Armstrong’s nickname Satchmo was an abbreviation of “satchelmouth,” a joke on the size of his mouth. He was also nicknamed Gatemouth, Dippermouth, Dip, and simply Pops… The city of New Orleans renamed its airport as Louis Armstrong International Airport in 2001… Louis Armstrong is credited with influencing trumpeters as diverse as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis… Louis Armstrong was married four times: to Daisy Parker (from 1919 until their divorce in 1923), to Lil Hardin (from 1924 until their divorce in 1938), to Alpha Smith (from 1938 until their divorce in 1942), and to Lucille Wilson (from 1942 until his death in 1971). None of Armstrong’s marriages produced any children.
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