Happy Birthday Bing Crosby
The best-selling record artist of the 20th century, Bing Crosby, was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr., in Tacoma, Washington, on May 3, 1903.
The fourth of seven children, Crosby spent his first three years in Tacoma before the family moved to Spokane. When he was seven years old, Crosby received his new name. At the time, he and a neighbor enjoyed a Sunday feature of the Spokesman-Review called the Bingville Bugle. His neighbor began calling him Bingo from Bingville, and later just Bing.