The main airport in New Orleans was named Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in his honor.
Louis Armstrong died of a heart attack on July 6, 1971, at age 69.
Louis Armstrong has a record star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 7601 Hollywood Boulevard.
Another tale is that because of his large mouth, he was nicknamed "satchel mouth" which became shortened to Satchmo. Early on he was also known as Dipper, short for Dippermouth, a reference to the piece Dippermouth Blues. and something of a riff on his unusual embouchure.
Lil Hardin, the band's piano player and the future Mrs. Armstrong, explains that Oliver kept Armstrong in the second trumpet-chair so that Oliver would still be "King." Hardin, who greatly influenced Armstrong's technique and style, convinced him to leave the band.Aug 15, 2007
The entire time she pronounces his name as "Lewis" and you would think that in the movie they would have directed Streisand to sing his name in the way he would have liked it. But it's hard to say if Armstrong preferred that or not. He preferred that his name be pronounced Louie.Sep 8, 2010
Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La Vie En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World."