CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, August 8, the 223rd day of the year. There are 142

Kool Moe Dee
Kool Moe Dee

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance

Awareness Month, Peach Month, International Cat Day!


Willie P. Richardson, 75, comedian

Meagan Good
Meagan Good

Airrion Love, 73, singer (Stylistics)

Willie Hall, 72, drummer

Robin Quivers, 70, radio host

“Sweet” Lou Dunbar, 69, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)

Kool Moe Dee, 60, rapper

Harry Lee “Butch” Reynolds, 58, track star

Matthew Henson
Matthew Henson

Jimmy Jean Louis, 54, actor

Marsha Ambrosius, 45, singer

Rashard Lewis, 44, basketball player

Meagan Good, 41, actress

Bradley McIntosh, 41, rapper

Pierre Garcon, 36, football player

Joe Tex
Joe Tex


Matthew Henson, 156, explorer (d. 1955)

Jimmy Witherspoon, 102, singer (d. 1997)

Joe Tex, 89, singer/songwriter (d. 1982)


Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, 1975, saxophonist (b. 1928)

Marsha Ambrosius
Marsha Ambrosius

John H. Johnson, 2005, publisher (Ebony, Jet) (b. 1918)


1796 –  Boston African Society establishes with 44 members.

1863 – Tennessee’s “military” Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal

slaves.  During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in

Tennessee as a holiday.

1925 – 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC.

John H. Johnson
John H. Johnson

1965 – Voting Rights Bill passed.

1974 – President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces

his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon

the next day.

1984 – Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in the Summer Olympics.


While picking a career path is always difficult, your social personality and creativity will allow for success in many career paths. You may require a field with a lot of change of scenery and pace, so a business position with travel may be perfect for you. If you are artistically inclined, a career in music may fit you as well. Look to the creative guitar playing of Dave The Edge Evans or the lyrics of Mel Tillis, who were both born on August 8th, for encouragement.