CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, September 8th, the 251st day of the year . There are 114

Larenz Tate

Larenz Tate

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, National

Piano Month, Chicken Month, Baby Safety Month, Little League

Month, Honey Month, Self Improvement Month, National Sickle

Cell Awareness Month, International Literacy Day, Pardon Day

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Guitar Shorty, 79, singer/guitarist

Maurice Cheeks, 62, basketball player/coach

Ruby Bridges, 54, civil rights leader

Big Boy, 49, DJ

Latrell Sprewell, 48, basketball player

Clarence Weatherspoon, 48, basketball player

Larenz Tate, 43, actor

Slim Thug, 38, rapper

Malcolm Floyd, 37, football player

Wiz Kalipha, 31, rapper

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Buck O’Neil, 111, Negro League Baseball legend (d. 2006)

L.C. Greenwood, 72, football player (d. 2013)

DEATHS

Dorothy Dandridge, 1965, actress/singer (b. 1922)

Roy Wilkins, 1981, NAACP leader (b. 1901)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

1915 – Association of Negro Life & History is founded.

1956 – Harry Belafonte’s album “Calypso,” goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks.

1957 – Jackie Wilson, releases his 1st solo single “Reet Petite”.

1966 – The first Star Trek series featuring Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura

premieres on NBC.

1968 – Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant.

1973 – Hank Aaron sets record of most home runs in 1 league (709).

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley

1974 – Pres. Gerald Ford pardons former Pres. Richard Nixon for any

crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

1986 – ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is first broadcast nationally.

1994 – MTV awards feature newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie

Presley.

2013 – Serena Williams wins her fifth Women’s Singles U.S. Open title.

HOROSCOPE

Your sociability and leadership skills combine to create numerous career options. Your discipline would allow for success in a variety of fields, such as science, research, business and law. More people-focused careers, such as education or public relations may also be a good fit. If the entertainment world is more appealing, you may find a creative career such as music to be rewarding. Look to the careers of Pink and Wiz Khalifa, who both share your September 8th birthday, for inspiration.

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