Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker bio

Birth Name: Charles Christopher Parker Jr.

Occupation: Saxophonist

Place Of Birth: Kansas City, KS

Date Of Birth: August 29, 1920

Date Of Death: March 12, 1955

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black

Nationality: American

Charlie Parker was born on the 29th of August, 1920. He was popular for being a Saxophonist. Jazz saxophonist known for his solo improvisations. He is considered one of the founders of the genre of bebop. He was often referred to by his fans as “Yardbird.”

Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, KS. He joined his high school’s band with a rented saxophone. He was called the Bird and his songs “Anthropology,” “Ornithology,” and “Confirmation” have become standards.

Charlie Parker was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Charlie Parker was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Charles Christopher Parker Jr. is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Charlie’s Charles Christopher Parker Jr. attended Lincoln High School, Kansas City.


Charlie Parker’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Charlie Parker’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Charlie Parker kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Charlie Parker was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Charles Christopher Parker Jr.
NICKNAME: Bird, Yardbird, Charlie Chan, Sparrow
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Charlie Parker was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Charlie Parker was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Charlie Parker had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Charlie Parker’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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