Born on 1892-12-24 (old style calendar) = 1893-01-06 (new style calendar)
Creator of famous "Oh, these black eyes" tango
Oskar Strok - korol' i poddannyi. "O, eti chernye glaza...": Biograficheskaia povest'
Oscar Strok - a King and a Homager. "Oh, These Black Eyes...": Biographical Novel
Nizhnii Novgorod: DEKOM , 2006. 256 p., il. Hard. ISBN 5-89533-166-1. In Russian
"Oh, These Black Eyes..." is a world-famous tango. Written in the 1920s, it has been still played in different languages and countries, however not many people know the name of its author. The book highlights the hard and at the same bright life of the creator of "Black Eyes" and other wonderful tango, Latvian pianist, composer Oscar Strok. "King of Tango" (that's how the Europe of the late 1930s called him) turned in the Soviet Latvia into an ordinary national with the label "Representative of the Culture of the Decaying West". The publication rests on exhaustive documentary and memoir data.
Legal name: Оскар Давидович Строк