AS TIME GOES BY

1988
Feb 11

U2 releases the Billie Holiday tribute song “Angel of Harlem”

U2 releases the Billie Holiday tribute song “Angel of Harlem”

1989
Feb 11

“Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)” single inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

“Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)” single inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

1992
Feb 11

Billie Holiday – The Complete Decca Recordings” wins a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album

Billie Holiday – The Complete Decca Recordings” wins a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album

– Miki Howard stars as Billie Holiday in a club scene in “Malcolm X”

1994
Feb 11

On September 18, 1994, the United States Postal Service honored Holiday by introducing a USPS-sponsored stamp

On September 18, 1994, the United States Postal Service honored Holiday by introducing a USPS-sponsored stamp

– Etta James receives first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for her “Mystery Lady: Songs of Billie Holiday” album – “The Complete Billie Holiday” wins a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album

1997
Feb 11

Inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame

1999
Feb 11

Time Magazine declares “Strange Fruit” the Song of the Century

Time Magazine declares “Strange Fruit” the Song of the Century

– Ranked #6 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Women In Rock n’ Roll”

2000
Feb 11

“Lady In Satin” album inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

“Lady In Satin” album inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

– Billie Holiday is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the fifteenth annual induction dinner. Diana Ross is her presenter.

2002
Feb 11

“Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday” wins a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album

“Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday” wins a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album

– “Strange Fruit” honored by the Library of Congress as one of the 50 songs that year to be added to the National Recording Registry

2004
Feb 11

Billie Holiday is inducted into the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame

2005
Feb 11

“Embraceable You” single inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

“Embraceable You” single inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

2010
Feb 11

“Crazy He Calls Me” single inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

“Crazy He Calls Me” single inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

2011
Feb 11

Billie Holiday inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame

2013
Feb 11

“Lady Day The Musical” opens for preview performances at Times Square’s Little Shubert Theatre starring multiple-Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater

“Lady Day The Musical” opens for preview performances at Times Square’s Little Shubert Theatre starring multiple-Grammy Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater

– Kanye West samples Nina Simone’s version of “Strange Fruit”

2015
Feb 11

April 6th, Billie is inducted into The Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame

April 6th, Billie is inducted into The Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame

Two-time Grammy winner Cassandra Wilson presents the plaque as Lady Day joins other legends including Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown and Louis Armstrong.

2016
Feb 11

Author John Szwed wins Jazz Journalists Association “2016 Jazz Book of the Year” for Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth

Author John Szwed wins Jazz Journalists Association “2016 Jazz Book of the Year” for Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth