This Day in History: 1949-05-12

James Thompson, American trumpeter, principal trumpet in The Phoenix Symphony (1970), principal of the Mexico State Orchestra (1973-4), National Orchestra of Mexico (1974-6), principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (1976-90), taught at McGill University, principal of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1990), prize winner of the Maurice André Competition, professor of trumpet at Eastman School of Music (1993), born in Frankfurt, Germany.