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Today is Monday, 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, Martin Luther King Day!

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Barbara Lynn, 75, singer (You’ll Lose a Good Thing)

Sade

Sade

Debbie Allen, 67, dancer/actress

Richard Thompson, 66, musician/singer (B.T. Express)

Juanita Bynum, 58, televangelist

Sade, 58, singer

Maxine Jones, 55, singer (En Vogue)

Roy Jones, Jr., 48, boxer

Richard T. Jones, 45, actor

Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Aaliyah, 38, 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repealed in 1933.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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CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, 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, 60, actor

Creflo Dollar, 55, televangelist

Bernard Hopkins, 52, boxer

Lisa Lisa, 50, singer (Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam)

Felton Spencer, 49, basketball player

Regina King, 46, actress

Regina King

Regina King

Dorian Missick, 41, actress

Young Dro, 37, rapper

Chris Warren Jr., 27, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Martin Luther King Jr., 88, leader of the Civil Rights Movement (d. 1968)

Edward “Sonny” Bivins, 75, 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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CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, 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, 81, singer

Evelyn Braxton, 69, reality star

Carl Weathers, 69, actor

Steve Jordan, 60, drummer

Slick Rick, 52, rapper

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

LL Cool J, 49, rapper/actor

Byron Leftwich, 37, football player

Pitbull, 36, rapper

Hakeem Nicks, 29, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Julian Bond, 77, civil rights leader (d. 2015)

Travis Williams, 71, 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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CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, 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, 62, musician (Earth Wind & Fire)

Christopher Boykin, 55, reality star

Traci Bingham, 49, actress

Shonda Rhimes, 47, screenwriter

James Posey, 40, basketball player

Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass

Ronny Turiaf, 34, basketball player

Josh Freeman, 29, football player

Doug Martin, 28, 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 Women’s 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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CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, 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, 66, Hall of Fame football player

Walter Mosley, 65, author

Dominique Wilkins, 57, Hall of Fame basketball player

Raekwon, 47, rapper

Amerie, 37, singer

Dontrelle Willis, 35, baseball player

Issa Rae, 32, reality star

George Duke

George Duke

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

James Farmer, 97, civil rights leader (d. 1999)

Ruth Brown, 89, singer (d. 2006)

Joe Frazier, 73, boxer (d. 2011)

Cynthia Robinson, 71, trumpeter (Sly & Family Stone) (d. 2015)

George Duke, 71, musician/producer (d. 2013)

Khalid Abdul Muhammed, 69, 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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Today is Wednesday, January 11th, the 11th day of the year. There are 354

Darryl Dawkins

Darryl Dawkins

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, Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Kim Coles

Kim Coles

Chuck Barksdale, 81, singer (The Dells)

Kim Coles, 55, American actress

Richmond Webb, 50, football player

Rockman Dunbar, 44, actor

Nadia Turner, 40, singer

Mary J, Blige

Mary J, Blige

Tony Allen, 35, basketball player

Mary J. Blige, 46, singer/songwriter

Brianna Perry, 25, rapper

Lil’ Twist, 24, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Slim Harpo, 93, blues musician (d. 1970)

Clarence Clemmons, 75, saxophonist (d. 2011)

Darryl Dawkins, 60, basketball player (d. 2015)

Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

DEATHS

Lorraine Hansberry, 1965, author/dramatist (b. 1930)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1940 – Benjamin  O. Davis Sr. becomes the U.S. Army’s first Black general.

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

institutions.

Douglass Wilder

Douglass Wilder

1952 – University of Tennessee admitted first Black student.

1961 – Racial riot at University of Georgia.

1973 – Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington, D.C.

1986 – 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction

sworn in – Douglas Wilder of Virginia.

1998 – 24th People’s Choice Awards:  Oprah Winfrey wins for TV.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 11th, you are defined by a loyal and disciplined personality. Although you may not be the most outgoing person in every setting, you have established several close, intimate relationships. Once you have determined someone to be worthwhile, you are extremely loyal and committed to their well-being. In all areas of your life, you display discipline and order. Your friends and family are often inspired by the determination that you exhibit in the face of challenges.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Tuesday, January 10, the 10th day of the year. There are 355

Willie McCovey

Willie McCovey

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, Letter Writing Week, Peculiar People Day,

Houseplant Appreciation Day

George Foreman

George Foreman

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Willie McCovey, 79, Hall of Fame baseball player

George Foreman, 68, boxing champ/pitchman

Chandra Cheesborough, 58, track star

Glenn Robinson, 44, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver, 1864, agricultural scientist (d. 1943)

DEATHS

Howlin’ Wolf, 1976, singer/guitarist (d. 1911)

James Forman, 2005, civil rights leader (b. 1928)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1811 – Philadelphia Blacks held meetings to protest campaign “to exile

us from the land of our nativity”.

1866 – Georgia Equal Rights Association organized.

Julian Bond

Julian Bond

1811 – Louisiana slaves rebel in 2 parishes.

1861 – Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War).

1949 – RCA introduces 45 RPM record.

1966 – Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War.

1967 – Edward Brooke, takes (Sen-R-Mass) seat as 1st popular elected black.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 10th, your loyalty, discipline and intelligence are amongst your most well known qualities. Although you may be a bit shy at times, you have developed many close, committed relationships. Those closest to you greatly appreciate your loyalty, but probably have as much admiration for your discipline and quick mind. By far one of your strongest qualities is your ability apply whit and determination to all of your efforts.

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CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, January 9th,  the ninth day of the year. There are 356

Earl Graves Sr.

Earl Graves Sr.

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, Letter Writing Week, Play Good Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Matthew Knowles

Matthew Knowles

Earl G. Graves, Sr., 82, publisher

Kenneth Kelley, 74, singer (Manhattans)

Matthew Knowles, 65, music producer

Muggsy Bogues, 52, basketball player

Sean Paul, 44, reggae singer

Omari Hardwick, 43, actor

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson, 39, football player

Michael Beasley, 28, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

DEATHS

Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1906, writer/poet (b. 1872)

Countee Cullen, 1946, poet of the Harlem Renaissance (b. 1904)

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar

ON THIS DATE IN…

1866 – Fisk University establishes.

 

1914 – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity founded at Howard University.

1942 – Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.

1958 – In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54.

1967 – Georgia legislature seats Rep Julian Bond.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

1977 – “Porgy & Bess” closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances.

1988 – August Wilson’s “Piano Lesson,” premieres in Boston.

1994 – 14th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000.

2002 – Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the

American music awards.

2002 – 29th American Music Award: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

2007 – Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 9th, your adaptability, charm and work ethic are amongst your most defining qualities. While many people become overwhelmed with new people or in new environments, you take to new experiences with excitement. People are quickly won over by your charm, whit and warm personality, which explains how you have managed to start so many friendships over the years. While your friends and family love you for your sociability, they may most greatly admire your hardworking personality. When you meet a worthwhile goal, you will work tirelessly to accomplish it.

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Today is Sunday, January 8th,  the eight day of the year. There are 357

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Shirley Bassey, 80, singer

Little Anthony, 77, singer (Little Anthony & the Imperials)

Marcus Hutson, 74, singer (Whispers)

Calvin Smith, 56, athlete

Virgil Hill, 53, boxer

R. Kelly, 48, R&B singer

DJ Clue, 42, DJ/producer

Windell Midlebrooks, 38, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Fannie M. Jackson, 1836, 1st African American woman college grad (d. 1913)

Nancy Jones, 1860, missionary (d. unknown)

DEATHS

Jane Bolin, 2007, first African American female judge (b. 1908)

Clyde Otis, 2008, songwriter/music producer (b. c. 1924)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1811 – Louisiana slave revolt led by Charles Deslondes at German Coast.

1867 – African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.

despite President Johnson’s veto.

1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”.

1986 – Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year.

1991 – Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try.

1992 – Pres. George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister’s lap.

1995 – 15th United Negro College Fund raises $12,200,000

2011 – Attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle

Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a

Safeway grocery store kills 6 and wounds 13, including Giffords.

HOROSCOPE

As a Capricorn born on January 8th, you are well known for your social, charming and hardworking personality. While there are many people that prefer solitude, you are most energized by social settings, where you can display your charm, warmth and whit. While you may not realize it, people are naturally drawn to your personality and actively seek your company. While your social nature has earned you many friends, your hardworking nature has gained you an equal amount of admiration. You display great determination and will always do whatever is necessary to get the job done.

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Today is Saturday, January 7th,  the seventh day of the year. There are 358

Doug E. Doug

Doug E. Doug

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, Old Rock Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Michael Sam

Michael Sam

Doug E Doug, 47, actor

Todd Day, 47, basketball player

Donald Brashear, 45, hockey player

Bobby Engram, 44, football player

Aloe Blacc, 38, singer

Marquis Daniels, 36, basketball player

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston

Michael Sam, 27, football player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Zora Neale Hurston, 126, writer (d. 1960)

Butterfly McQueen, 106, actress (Gone With the Wind)

DEATHS

Willie Mitchell, 2010, singer (b. 1928)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

1890 – W.B. Purvis patents fountain pen.

1892 – Mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma; blacks trying to help

rescue white survivors, driven away with guns.

1927 – Harlem Globetrotters play 1st game (Hinckley, Illinois).

1929 – “Tarzan,” one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears.

1955 – Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC).

1966 – Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts.

Will Smith

Will Smith

1967 – “Newlywed Game” premieres on ABC TV.

1972 – LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record).

1973 – “Purlie” closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances.

1985 – Lou Brock elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

2009 – 35th People’s Choice Awards: Will Smith wins (Movie Star).

HOROSCOPE

Being a Capricorn born on January 7th, your personality is defined by your adaptive, charming and hardworking nature. While there are many people that struggle with new situations, environments or people, you are not amongst them. You take to new experiences with excitement and when people over with your sociability and warmth. Although you may not realize it, your charm is quite irresistible and explains for your numerous friends. Those closest to you would be sure to mention your work ethic as one of your most admirable qualities; you will work tirelessly to accomplish a task that you feel to be worthwhile.

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