On this day (21 Aug 1916- 22 Jan 2005) the great composer and pianist Consuelo Velázquez Torres was born in Zapotlán el Grande, Jalisco. She earned a master of music at an early age in Mexico City and was a renowned concert pianist. At 16 years of age, she composed the now internationally famous bolero "Bésame Mucho." ¡Feliz Cumpeaños!
Consuelo Velázquez (popularly also known as Consuelito Velázquez) was a #Mexican concert pianist, #songwriter and recording #artist. Velázquez was the songwriter and lyricist of many Spanish standard songs, such as Amar y Vivir, Verdad Amarga, Franqueza, Que Seas Feliz, Abuela Abuela, #Cachito, Enamorada and, most notably, the enduring 1940s-era standard Bésame Mucho, a romantic ballad which was soon recorded by artists around the globe, making it an international hit.