CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, October 4th,  the 277th day of the year. There are 88

H. Rap Brown
H. Rap Brown

days remaining until the end of the year and 82 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer

Learning Month, Cookie Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month,

Lupus Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, National Pizza

Month, National Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping Month,

Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons

Seafood Month, Get Organized Week, National Golf Day, National

Frappe Day


H. Rap Brown, 79, civil rights activist

Clifton Davis, 77, actor/singer

Russell Simmons, 65, entrepreneur

Clifton Davis
Clifton Davis

A. C. Green, 58, basketball player

Kurt Thomas, 50, basketball player

Dana Davis, 44, actress

Tony Gwynn Jr., 40, baseball player

Shontelle, 37, singer

Kali Hawke, 36, actress

Jim Brown
Jim Brown

Derrick Rose, 34, basketball player

Lil’ Mama, 33, rapper

Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 31, actress




Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds

1864 – National Black Convention meets in Syracuse, N.Y.

1864 – New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms.

1947 – Negro League World Series, N.Y. Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5.

1959 – Cleveland Browns’ Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts.

1986 – Rachel Oliver, 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America.

2001 – Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most

home runs hit in a single season.


As a Libra born on October 4th, your considerate and self-less nature are amongst your most well-known qualities. You are a social creature and greatly enjoy the company of others. When you see someone experiencing a problem, it seems you cannot help put to put their needs before your own. Your understanding and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated by your friends and loved ones. Whether they have told you or not, some would describe you as the “perfect friend.”