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Today is Thursday, April 8th, the 98th day of the year.  There are 267

days remaining in the year.

Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan

HOLIDAYS  and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Keep

America Beautiful Month, International Guitar Month, Lawn and Garden

Month, National Poetry Month, National Pecan Month, Stress Awareness

Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Garden Week, Zoo Lover’s Day


Brenda Russell

Brenda Russell

Kofi Annan, 83, 7th Sec.-General of the United Nations

Miller Farr, 78, football player

Brenda Russell, 72, singer

Terry Porter, 58, basketball player/coach

Biz Markie, 57, rapper/producer

Lito Sheppard, 40, football player


Biz Markie

Biz Markie

Rickey Bell, 66, football player (d. 1984)


Marian Anderson, 1993, singer (b. 1897)


1460 – Ponce De Leon of Spain, searched for the fountain of youth

and Florida.

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

1789 – U.S. House of Representatives holds its first meeting.

1913 – The 17th Amendment, requiring direct election of Senators,

is ratified.

1941 – Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1943 – U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check

Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing

jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate

increases by common carriers and public utilities.

1960 – The U.S. Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against

discriminatory voting practices.

1968 – 40th Academy Awards and Baseball’s Opening Day are

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe

postponed because of the assassination of Martin Luther King.

1974 – At Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his

715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth’s 39 year-old record.

1975 – Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first

game as Major League baseball’s first African American manager.

1992 – Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS,

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice

acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.

1994 – Darryl Strawberry enters the Betty Ford clinic.

2001 – 65th Golf Masters Championship: Tiger Woods wins shooting

a 272.

2004 – U.S. National Security Advisor, Condoleeza Rice testifies

before the 9/11 Commission.


While there are many factors that go into finding the perfect career, you are lucky enough to have many options to explore. As a strong leader, you may do well in fields such as law, business, politics, or management. On the other hand, your creativity could take you into fields such as graphic design or writing. You may find you have a special knack for bring a smile to people’s face, much like comedian Shecky Greene, who was also born on April 8th. Since you enjoy being the center of attention, you may do well in media or television, which was the case for Kirsten Storms, another of your celebrity birthday twins.




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