CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 27th, the 147th day of the year.  There are 218

days remaining until the end of the year.

Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Date Your Mate Month,

Foster Care Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike

Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Hamburger

Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment

Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month,

National Water Safety Month, Emergency Medical Services Week,

Sun Screen Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.

Ramsey Lewis, 83, pianist/composer

Louis Gossett, Jr., 82, actor

Dee Dee Bridgewater, 68, singer

Jackie Slater, 64, football player/coach

Todd Bridges, 53, actor

Doug West, 51, basketball player

George McCloud, 51, basketball player

Andre 3000

Andre 3000

Frank Thomas, 50, baseball player

Dondre Whitfield, 49, actor

Andre 3000, 43, rapper

Jadakiss, 43, rapper

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, 47, singer (TLC) (d. 2002)

DEATHS

Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes

Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes

Little Willie John, 1968, singer (b. 1938)

Ezzard Charles, 1975, boxer (b. 1922)

Craig Heyward, 2006, football player (b. 1966)

Howard Porter, 2007, basketball player (b. 1948)

Gill Scott-Heron, 2011, singer/songwriter/poet (b. 1949)

ON THIS DATE IN…

1917 – Race riot in East St. Louis, 1 black killed

Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron

1942 – Dorie Miller awarded the Navy cross for deeds at Pearl

Harbor.

1943 – U.S. forbids racial discrimination in the war industry.

1961 – 1st black light sold.

1961 – Ralph Boston sets the long jump record at 27 ‘1/2″.

1969 – Walt Disney construction begins.

1994 – Final broadcast of the original Arsenio Hall Show.

HOROSCOPE

Being a Gemini born on May 27th, the way that you express yourself to others is one of your greatest assets. Being around people and the outside world causes your mind to come alive, which allows your personality to shine. Being witty and clever have never been a challenge to you and it is almost surprising to you that others cannot relate. Your ability to engage others makes you a valuable friend and favorable among peers.

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