Today is Thursday, January 20, the 20th day of the year. There are 345
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, National
Cheese Lovers Day
Ronald Townson, 75, singer (5th Dimension)
Dave Fennoy, 69, voice actor
Ron Harper, 59, basketball player
Heather Small, 56, singer
Chris Morris, 56, basketball player
Stacey Dash, 55, actress
Nick Anderson, 54, basketball player
Reno Wilson, 51, actor
Ahmir-Kalib Thompson, 50, drummer
Jalen Rose, 49, basketball player
Jason Richardson, 40, basketball player
Lead Belly, 134, blues guitarist (d. 1949)
Abram Hill, 111, director/playwright/founder Negro Theater (d. 1988)
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…
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.
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
1977 – Patricia Roberts Harris became 1st Black woman to hold a
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
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.