Studs Terkel was born on May 16, 1912.

Studs Terkel smoking a cigar in a recording studio, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1960.

Studs Terkel smoking a cigar in a recording studio, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1960.

1912 was quite a year.  The Titanic made its first and last voyage, the Republic of China was founded, the African National Congress was formed, and Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Howard A. Taft, and Eugene Debs all ran for U.S. President.  (Wilson won, and women couldn’t vote yet!)

What better way to celebrate his birthday than hearing from those who admired him most?

 

Thanks to our friends at MediaBurn for providing this video montage of Studs’ memorial service.  You can view the full 2 hour version here.

Photo credit: Chicago History Museum, ICHi-65442; Stephen Deutch, photographer