CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, December 5th,  the 339th day of the year. There are 26

Little Richard
Little Richard

days remaining until the end of the year and 20 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, Bathtub Party Day, Repeal Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jonathan Lewis, 69, trombonist (Atlantic Star)

Art Monk, 65, Hall of Fame football player

Josh Smith
Josh Smith

Doctor Dre, 59, radio personality

Eddy Curry, 40, basketball player

Lauren London, 37, actress

Josh Smith, 37, basketball player

Ross Bagley, 33, actor

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Sonny Boy Williamson, 123, blues singer/musician (d. 1965)

Little Richard, 90, singer/songwriter (d. 2020)

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela

DEATHS

Phillis Wheatley, 1784, poet/first published African-American woman (b. 1753)

Alexandre Dumas, 1870, writer (‘The Three Musketeers) (b. 1802)

“Fat” Larry James, 1987, drummer (Fat Larry’s Band-Zoom) (b. 1949)

Nelson Mandela, 2013, South African President (b. 1918)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1935 – National Council of Negro Women forms by Mary McLeod Bethune (NYC).

Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune

1947 – Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1955 – Historic bus boycott begins in Montgomery Alabama.

1957 – NYC is 1st city to legislate against racial or religious discrimination in

housing market (Fair Housing Practices Law).

1970 – LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing.

1972 – 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL).

1974 – Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the

Marcus Allen
Marcus Allen

WFL’s World Bowl.

1981 – 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB).

1987 – 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR).

2008 – O.J. Simpson is sentenced to 33 years in prison for kidnapping

and armed robbery.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 5th, your assertiveness is matched by an equally restless and open nature. While others may shy away from expressing their true desires and feelings, you rarely have this problem. You will quickly let others know what you want and will work tireless let to achieve the goals you have set. You take the assertiveness into your interests, which have developed to be quite varied. In all aspects of life, you value honestly, which explains for the openness you share in your close relationships.