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Today is Sunday, January 21, the 21st day of the year. There are 344

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Squirrel Appreciation Day, National

Hugging Day

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Billy Ocean, 68, singer

Eric Holder, 67, 82nd Attorney General of the United States

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, 55, Hall of Fame basketball player

Jessie Hester, 55, football player

Doug Edwards, 47, basketball player

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Orpheus Roye, 44, football player

Rick Ross, 41, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Jam Master Jay, 53, DJ/music producer (d. 2002)

DEATHS

Jam Master Jay

Jam Master Jay

Jackie Wilson, 1984, singer (b. 1933)

Charles Brown, 1999, blues singer/pianist (b. 1920)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1773 – Phyllis Wheatley freed.

1827 – Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing.

1830 – Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported.

1887 – Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms.

1942 – Count Basie records “One O’ Clock Jump”.

1964 – Carl T. Rowan named director of U.S. Information Agency.

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

1977 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft

evaders.

1987 – B.B. King donates his 7,000 record collection to the University of

Mississippi.  On the same day, he and Muddy Waters are inducted into

the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

1993 – Congressman Mike Espy of Mississippi is confirmed as Secretary of

the Dept. of Agriculture.

Count Basie

Count Basie

1994 – Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane when she cut off her

husband’s penis.

2008 – Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its

biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst

result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.

HOROSCOPE

Being an Aquarius born on January 21st, you are known for your originality and versatile personality. While others look to society to find definition, you take completely to your own mind to define your interests and point of view. Your original nature has led you to develop a wide range of interests, hobbies and talents. Some may find you so original that it crosses the line into unusual, but nevertheless, others are enthralled with your one of a kind personality in social settings.

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Today is Saturday, January 20,  the 20th day of the year. There are 345

Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Buttercrunch Day, Penguin

Awareness Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Ronald Townson, 71, singer (5th Dimension)

Dave Fennoy, 65, voice actor

Ron Harper, 55, basketball player

Heather Small, 52, singer

Chris Morris, 52, basketball player

Stacey Dash, 51, actress

Nick Anderson, 50, basketball player

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Reno Wilson, 47, actor

Ahmir-Kalib Thompson, 46, drummer

Jalen Rose, 45, basketball player

Jason Richardson, 36, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lead Belly, 130, blues guitarist (d. 1949)

Bessie Coleman, 125, 1st Black female aviator

Etta James

Etta James

Abram Hill, 107, director/playwright/founder Negro Theater (d. 1988)

DEATHS

Josh Gibson, 1947, Negro League slugger (b. 1912)

Curt Flood, 1997, baseball player (b. 1936)

Bobo Brazil, 1998, wrestler (b. 1924)

Etta James, 2012, singer (b. 1939)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Patricia Roberts-Harris

Patricia Roberts-Harris

1788 – Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga.

1788 – Andrew Bryan, 1st Black pastor, ordained.

1870 – Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis

as U.S. Senator for Mississippi.

1954 – The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter

member radio stations.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

1961 – The Democrat John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as President of

the United States, the youngest ever sworn in.

1968 – Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win

basketball’s Game of the Century and end UCLA’s 47 game winning

streak.

1977 – Patricia Roberts Harris became 1st Black woman to hold a

Cabinet position.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

1986 – 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

1990 – 47th Golden Globes:  Driving Miss Daisy wins.

2009 – Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United

States of America, becomes the United States’ first African-American

president.

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on January 20th, you are known for an original and adaptable personality. While others prefer to follow the status quo, you thrive in situations where you can be innovative and original. It seems that you take your originality into all aspects of your personality, as your interests are just as nontraditional as your point of view. You love social settings, as this creates the chance to display your unique personality. People are often attracted to your special brand of charm and subsequently, you have amassed a wide range of companions.

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Today is Friday, January 19, the 19th day of the year.  There are 346

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Popcorn Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Otis “OJ” Anderson, 61, football player

Shawn Wayans

Shawn Wayans

Michael Adams, 55, basketball player

Reggie Brooks, 47, football player

Shawn Wayans, 47, actor

Tyrone Wheatley, 46, football player

Ron Killings, 46, wrestler

Walter Jones, 44, football player

Z-Ro, 41, rapper

John H. Johnson

John H. Johnson

Denise Boutte, 36, actress

Lil’ Scrappy, 34, rapper

JaVale McGee, 30, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

John H. Johnson, 100, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet) (d. 2005)

DEATHS

Reginald Lewis, 1993, CEO (Beatrice) (b. 1942)

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett, 2006, American singer (b. 1941)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1788 – Blacks organize Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga.

1871 – 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey.

1952 – PGA approves allowing black participants.

1953 – Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary.

1969 – UCLA renames social science buildings to honor alumnus Dr. Ralph

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

J. Bunche, diplomat.

1974 – Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball

win streak.

1877 – Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame.

1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history

of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.

1981 – Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing

suicide.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 19th, your personality is characterized by intelligence, discipline and loyalty. Your mind is one of your greatest tools and you use it to effectively solve problems and meet challenges. Your strong mind is met with equally strong discipline and attention to detail. These qualities are admired by your friends, family, peers and coworkers, but it may be your loyalty that is appreciated the most. Those closest to you would gladly admit that you are extremely dedicated in relationships. You may struggle to recall a situation where you did not have your loved ones’ best interests at heart.

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Today is Thursday, January 18, the 18th day of the year. There are 347

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Winnie the Pooh Day, Thesaurus Day,

 

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Larry Smith, 60, basketball player

Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams

Jesse L. Martin, 49, actor

David Marvin Blake, 48, rapper

DJ Quik, 48, rapper

Estelle, 38, singer

Samantha Mumba, 35, singer

Mumzy Stranger, 34, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

David Ruffin

David Ruffin

Daniel Hale Williams, b. 1856, heart surgeon (d. 1931)

Curt Flood, 80, baseball player (d. 1997)

David Ruffin, 77, singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1938 – Captain B. Collins patents portable electric light.

1944 – The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong,

Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and

Jack Teagarden.

1949 – 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro

(W Dawson).

1958 – 1st black in NHL (William O’Ree, Boston Bruins).

The Jeffersons

The Jeffersons

1966 – Robert C. Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD).

1975 – “Jeffersons” spinoff from “All in the Family” premieres on CBS.

1986 – AIDS charity record “That’s What Friends are For,” hits #1

1990 – Washington D.C., Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug

enforcement sting.

HOROSCOPE 

As a Capricorn born on January 18th, your personality is defined by your loyalty, intelligence and discipline. Your friends and family would be the first to praise your loyal nature, as you always seem to have their best interest at heart. While your loved ones appreciate your devotion to their needs, they may admire your personal discipline and intelligence the most. You have a quick mind and an attention to detail that is difficult to match. These abilities allow you to solve any problem that comes your way!

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Today is Wednesday, January 17,  the 17th day of the year. There are 348

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Day,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

James Earl Jones, 87, actor

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Douglas Wilder, 87, politician

Preston Pearson, 73, football player

William Hart, 73, singer (Delfonics)

Steve Harvey, 61, actor/comedian

Chili Davis, 58, baseball player

Michelle Obama, 53, wife of Barack Obama and 1st Lady

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

Shabba Ranks, 52, singer

Lil’ Jon, 47, rapper

Derrick Mason, 44, football player

Ray J, 37, singer/actor

Dwyane Wade, 36, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Paul Cuffe, 1759, merchant/African American nationalist (d. 1817)

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

Eartha Kitt, 91, singer/actress (d. 2008)

Muhammad Ali, 76, legendary boxer (The Greatest)

DEATHS

Billy Stewart, 1970, singer (I Do Love You) (b. 1938)

Barbara Jordan, 1996, politician (b. 1936)

Ernie Holmes, 2008, football player (b. 1948)

Johnny Otis, 2012, musician/talent scout (b. 1922)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

1861 – Flush toilet patented.

1874 – Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical

Reconstruction.

1966 – Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago.

1970 – Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for

the 1960’s.

1989 – Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan

in Miami.

1990 – Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A’s contract.

1990 – Four Seasons, Four Tops, Hank Ballard and The Platters inducted

into Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

1997 – NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman.

2000 – 27th American Music Award: Will Smith wins.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 17th, you are well known for your intelligence, discipline and loyalty. You have an agile mind, which makes you an unstoppable problem solver when assisted by your attention to detail and appreciation for structure. It is then no surprise that you overcome challenges and meet goals with great fortitude. You may be surprised to know that your family and friends greatly admire your discipline, but it may be your loyalty that they appreciate the most. You commit yourself fully to loved ones and always seem to have their best interest at heart.

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Today is Tuesday, January 16,  the 16th day of the year. There are 349

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Nothing Day!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Barbara Lynn, 76, singer (You’ll Lose a Good Thing)

Sade

Sade

Debbie Allen, 68, dancer/actress

Richard Thompson, 67, musician/singer (B.T. Express)

Juanita Bynum, 59, televangelist

Sade, 59, singer

Maxine Jones, 56, singer (En Vogue)

Roy Jones, Jr., 49, boxer

Richard T. Jones, 46, actor

Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Aaliyah, 39, singer (d. 2001)

DEATHS

Hiram Revels, 1901, politician, 1st African American Senator (b. 1827)

Ennis Cosby, 1997, son of Bill Cosby (b. 1968)

Will “Dub” Jones, 2000, singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)

Jimmy Castor, 2012, singer/musician (b. 1940)

Aaliyah

Aaliyah

ON THIS DATE IN…

1776 – Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks.

1865 – Gen. Wm. Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks).

1871 – Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman.

1919 – 18th Amendment ratified in the US to bring in prohibition;

repealed in 1933.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder

1920 – Zeta Phi Beta Sorority founded at Howard University.

1941 – War Dept. forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets.

1966 – Harold R. Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop

in U.S.

1967 – Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in

20th century.

1970 – Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball’s reserve

Guion Bluford, Ron McNair and Frederick Gregory

Guion Bluford, Ron McNair and Frederick Gregory

clause.

1978 – 5th American Music Award:  Stevie Wonder wins.

1978 – NASA named Black astronauts: Guion Bluford, Ron McNair and Frederick Gregory.

1981 – Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his

gold teeth.

1984 – 11th American Music Award: Michael Jackson wins

1988 – Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 16th, you are perhaps most well know for your discipline, loyalty and intelligence. You possess a notable attention to detail, which is complemented by an appreciation for order and structure. When paired with your strong mind, this ability allows you to overcome any problem that you may be confronted with. Your friends and family admire your discipline and problem solving abilities, but they may love you most for your loyalty. You dedicate yourself fully to those you care about and are always looking out for their best interests.

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Today is Monday, January 15, the 15th day of the year. There are 350

Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal

Month, National Soup Month, National Hat Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Lisa Lisa

Lisa Lisa

Mario Van Peebles, 61, actor

Creflo Dollar, 56, televangelist

Bernard Hopkins, 53, boxer

Lisa Lisa, 51, singer (Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam)

Felton Spencer, 50, basketball player

Regina King, 47, actress

Regina King

Regina King

Dorian Missick, 42, actress

Young Dro, 38, rapper

Chris Warren Jr., 28, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Martin Luther King Jr., 89, leader of the Civil Rights Movement (d. 1968)

Edward “Sonny” Bivins, 76, singer (Manhattans) (d. 2014)

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

DEATHS

ON THIS DATE IN…

1908 – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority founded at Howard University.

1950 – 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in

Washington, D.C.

1961 – Supremes signed with Motown Records.

1972 – Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels.

Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence Taylor

1973 – Pres. Nixon suspends all US offensive action in

North Vietnam

1974 – Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate

tape, 5 separate erasures.

1981 – Bob Gibson elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

1988 – Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder makes racist remarks about black

athletes.

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman

1989 – “Ain’t Misbehavin'” closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after

176 perfs.

1990 – 42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in

Atlantic City.

1994 – Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL.

1997 – Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amos

in the groin during basketball game.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 15th, your gifts of intelligence and discipline are complemented by tremendous loyalty. You are a natural problem solver, in part thanks to your strong, quick mind, but also because of your notable discipline. While others may fail to reach their goals, you have the fortitude to conquer any challenge you feel is worthwhile. Although your family and friends admire these qualities, they truly appreciate your loyalty. Your loved ones would probably fail to recall a time when you were not looking out for their best interest.

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Today is Sunday, January 14,  the 14th day of the year. There are 351

Clarence Carter

Clarence Carter

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Dress Up Your Pet Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Carl Weathers

Carl Weathers

Clarence Carter, 82, singer

Evelyn Braxton, 70, reality star

Carl Weathers, 70, actor

Steve Jordan, 61, drummer

Slick Rick, 53, rapper

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

LL Cool J, 50, rapper/actor

Byron Leftwich, 38, football player

Pitbull, 37, rapper

Hakeem Nicks, 30, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Julian Bond, 78, civil rights leader (d. 2015)

Travis Williams, 72, football player (d. 1991)

DEATHS

Ron O'Neal

Ron O’Neal

Ron O’Neal, 2004, actor (b. 1937)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1868 – South Carolina constitutional convention meets with a black majority.

1873 – P.B.S. Pinchback elected to Senate.

1878 – U.S. Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional.

1956 – Little Richard releases “Tutti Frutti”.

1963 – George C. Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!”

1972 – “Sanford & Son” starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV.

1975 – William T. Coleman named Secretary of Transportation.

1979 – Pres. Carter proposes Martin Luther King’s birthday be a holiday.

1998 – Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge.

HOROSCOPE 

As a Capricorn born on January 14th, your quick mind, discipline and loyalty are amongst your most defining qualities. Your intelligence is one of your greatest strengths and it is complimented by equally developed discipline. When confronted with a challenge, you overcome it with mental fortitude and an attention to detail. Your friends and family admire this quality, but they may appreciate your loyalty the most. Your commitment to those you love can be considered selfless at times.

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Today is Saturday, January 13, the 13th day of the year. There are 352

Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month, International Skeptics Day, Make Your

Dream Come True Day

Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Fred White, 63, musician (Earth Wind & Fire)

Christopher Boykin, 56, reality star

Traci Bingham, 50, actress

Shonda Rhimes, 48, screenwriter

James Posey, 41, basketball player

Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass

Ronny Turiaf, 35, basketball player

Josh Freeman, 30, football player

Doug Martin, 29, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Donny Hathaway, 1979, singer (b. 1946)

Delta Sigma Theta

Delta Sigma Theta

Teddy Pendergrass, 2010, singer (b. 1950)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1830 – Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves.

1869 – Colored National Labor Union, 1st Black labor convention

meets in Washington D.C.

1873 – P.B.S. Pinchback relinquishes office of Louisiana governor.

1913 – Delta Sigma Theta, the world’s largest Black Sorority is

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

founded at Howard University, Washington D.C.

1930 – “Mickey Mouse” comic strip 1st appears.

1957 – Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee.

1962 – Wilt Chamberlain of the Warriors scores a then NBA-record

73 pts vs Chicago.

1966 – 1st black selected for president’s cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C.

Weaver-HUD).

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

1982 – Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame.

1990 – 1st elected African American Governor inaugurated (Douglas

Wilder-Virginia).

1998 – “Patti LaBelle On Broadway,” opens at St. James Theater NYC.

1999 – Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement

only to return in 2001.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 13th, your loyalty, discipline and intelligence define your personality. Although you may be shy when meeting new people, you are extremely open and loyal in your close relationships. Your friends appreciate your loyalty, but they are inspired by your determination and quick mind. Whenever you are met with a worthwhile challenge, you have the fortitude overcome it.

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Today is Friday, January 12th,  the 12th day of the year. There are 353

Drew Pearson

Drew Pearson

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, National Pharmacist Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Dominique Wilkins

Dominique Wilkins

Drew Pearson, 67, Hall of Fame football player

Walter Mosley, 66, author

Dominique Wilkins, 58, Hall of Fame basketball player

Raekwon, 48, rapper

Amerie, 38, singer

Dontrelle Willis, 36, baseball player

Issa Rae, 33, reality star

George Duke

George Duke

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

James Farmer, 98, civil rights leader (d. 1999)

Ruth Brown, 90, singer (d. 2006)

Joe Frazier, 74, boxer (d. 2011)

Cynthia Robinson, 72, trumpeter (Sly & Family Stone) (d. 2015)

George Duke, 72, musician/producer (d. 2013)

Khalid Abdul Muhammed, 70, former Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)

DEATHS

Al Sharpton

Al Sharpton

Lorraine Hansberry, 1965, playwright (b. 1931)

Sam Skinner, 1996, sports journalist (b. 1940)

Bobby Phills, 2000, basketball player (b. 1969)

Alice Coltrane, 2007, jazz musician (b. 1937)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1948 – U.S. Supreme Court ruled Blacks have right to study law at

State Institutions.

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson

1951 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title.

1952 – University of Tennessee admits it’s 1st black student.

1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded.

1966 – “Batman” with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV.

1969 – Super Bowl III: N.Y. Jets beat Baltimore Colts, 16-7 in Miami

Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB.

1971 – Congressional Black Caucus organizes.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

1981 – “Dynasty” with Joan Collins premieres on ABC-TV.

1988 – Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1990 – Civil Rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn.

1994 – Malcolm X’s daughter arrested for plotting Louis Farrakhan’s

murder.

1995 – Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in L.A.

1997 – 23rd People’s Choice Awards: Oprah Winfrey wins (TV)

1997 – Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 12th, your quick mind, discipline and loyalty are amongst your most defining qualities. You have a very active mind, which you have used to become an effective communicator. You take to tasks with determination, focus and an attention to detail. While your friends and family admire these qualities, it is their loyalty that they appreciate the most. Once you have opened yourself to another person, you display loyalty and commitment.

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