CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, January 20,  the 20th day of the year. There are 345

Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash

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

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Nick Anderson
Nick Anderson

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

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lead Belly, 134, blues guitarist (d. 1949)

Etta James
Etta James

Abram Hill, 111, director/playwright/founder Negro Theater (d. 1988)

DEATHS

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…

Patricia Roberts-Harris
Patricia Roberts-Harris

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.

John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy

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

streak.

1977 – Patricia Roberts Harris became 1st Black woman to hold a

Cabinet position.

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

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

president.

HOROSCOPE

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.