CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, March 8th,  the 67th day of the year. There are 298

Lester Holt

Lester Holt

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Irish American Heritage Month,

Music in Our Schools Month, National Craft Month, National Nutrition

Month, National Peanut Month, National Women’s History Month, Red

Cross Month, Social Workers Month, National Bubble Week, Crochet

Week , Be Nasty Day, International Women’s Day

Cheryl "Salt" James

Cheryl “Salt” James


Lester Holt, 59, journalist

Buck Williams, 59, basketball player

Shaun Gayle, 57, football player

Leon Robinson, 56, actor

Cheryl “Salt” James, 55, rapper (Salt-N-Pepa)

Kenny Smith, 54, basketball player/sports announcer

Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe, 45, actor

Hines Ward, 43, football player


Mississippi John Hurt, 127, guitarist (d. 1966)


Billy Eckstine, 1993, singer (b. 1915)

Malcolm X

Malcolm X


1861 – St. Augustine, Florida surrenders to Union armies.

1862 – Nat Gordon, last pirate, hanged in NYC for stealing 1,000 slaves.

1876 – Senate refused to seat P.B.S. Pinchbach of Louisiana.

1945 – Phyllis Mae Dailey becomes first Black nurse sworn into the Navy

Nurse Corps.

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield

1964 – Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam.

1971 – Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight

boxing title at Madison Sq. Garden.

1971 – Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner”

1997 – 11th Soul Train Music Awards: Curtis Mayfield, Babyface win.


Being a Pisces born on March 8th, you are well known for your intuition, sensitivity and self-sacrificing nature. Your intuition helps to guide you through all aspects of life, but especially social situations. While others struggle to pick up on emotional cues, your ability to read a person’s feelings can be considered nearly psychic. These sensitive qualities have earned you many friends, but it is your selfless nature that makes you truly special. Your friends and family can recall numerous times when you put their needs far above your own.

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