1908 – He was born on the 26th day of January this year in Paris, France to Italian parents.
1924 – He began playing the violin at age 12, and attended the Conservatoire de Paris studying music theory.
1928 – He continued to busk on the side until he gained fame in Paris as a violin virtuoso. He also worked as a silent film pianist while at the conservatory and played the saxophone and accordion.
1939 – His early fame came playing with the Quintette du Hot Club de France with Reinhardt, which disbanded this year due to World War II.
1980 – He gave several concerts with the young British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber.
1997 – He received the Award. And he died on the 1st day of December this year.