Birth in Montevideo of GERARDO MATOS RODRÍGUEZ. Journalist and amateur pianist. He composes the most universal tango: LA CUMPARSITA. He had composed it for a parade during the 1916 Carnival season. Roberto Firpo made substantial arrangements to the original version. This tango acquired fame in 1924 when a change of the original lyrics took place and Carlos Gardel included it in his repertoire.
♫ LA CUMPARSITA. Aníbal Troilo (1944)