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Today is Saturday, June 8th, the 159th day of the year.  There are 206

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Black Music Month, National Candy

Bernie Casey

Bernie Casey

Month, Gay Pride Month, National Dairy Month, National Iced-Tea Month,

National Email Week, National Best Friends Day, World Oceans Day


Bernie Casey, 80, actor/football player

Herb Adderley, 80, football legend

Fuzzie Haskins, 78, guitarist/singer (Parliament-Funkadellic)

Keenan Ivory Wayans

Keenan Ivory Wayans

Willie Davenport, 76, track star

Keenen Ivory Wayans, 61, actor/director

Butch Reynolds, 55, track star

Kwame Kilpatrick, 49, 68th Mayor of Detroit

Troy Vincent, 49, football player

Kanye West, 42, rapper/producer


George Kirby

George Kirby

George Kirby, 95, comedian (d. 1995)


Satchell Paige, 1982, baseball legend (b. 1906)


1924 – “Jelly Roll Blues” is recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton.

1946 – Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 rounds for the heavyweight boxing

Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige


1953 – The Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington D.C.,

cannot refuse to serve Black patrons.

1968 – Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral takes place at the Basilica of St.

Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

1972 – Disney World holds 1st all night graduation parties called, Grad


Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor

1978 – Larry Holmes beats Ken Norton in 15 rounds for the heavyweight

boxing title.

1978 – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints strikes down 148 year

policy excluding Black men from the priesthood.

1980 – Comedian Richard Pryor suffers burns from free basing cocaine.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett

1990 – Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage.

1993 – “What’s Love Got To Do With it” starring Angela Bassett premiers

in movie theaters around the country.


If you haven’t done so already, take on a career that embraces your social prowess. You may have the spirit of an entertainer, which could shine in positions where you are the center of attention. As a hobby, you may find great satisfaction in improvisation. Look to the works of Jerry Stiller and Keenen Ivory Waynes, who were also born on June 8th, for inspiration. On the other hand, you may do well in more traditional people-based careers, such as education, customer service, sales or business.

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