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Today is Friday, November 8th, the 312th day of the year. There are 53

Gerald Alston

Gerald Alston

days remaining until the end of the year and 47 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Native American Heritage Month,

Aviation History Month, Child Safety Protection Month, National

Adoption Awareness Month, National Epilepsy Month, Peanut Butter

Lovers Month, National Sleep Comfort Month,

Dunce Day

Alfrie Woodard

Alfrie Woodard


Gerald Alston, 68, singer (Manhattans)

Alfrie Woodard, 67, actress

Michael D. Brown, 65, politician

Qadry Ismail, 49, football player

Tech N9ne, 48, rapper

Esther Rolle

Esther Rolle

Brevin Knight, 44, basketball player

Khia, 42, rapper

Maurice Evans, 41, basketball player

Erica Mena, 32, model

Sza, 29, singer


Minnie Riperton

Minnie Riperton

Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, (b. 1878), bicycle racer (d. 1932)

Esther Rolle, 97, actress (Good Times) (d. 1998)

Minnie Riperton, 70, singer (Loving You) (d. 1979)


Quintin Dailey, 2010, basketball player (b. 1961)

Heavy D., 2011, hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)


Heavy D

Heavy D

1938 – 1st black woman legislator elected, Crystal Bird Fauset of Philadelphia.

1964 – Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP

1966 – Edward W. Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate.

1983 – W. Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia.

2013 – 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win.


Being a Scorpio born on November 8th, your personality is defined by your shyness, and determined by your artistic nature. You set goals for yourself and will work hard to accomplish them. You prefer that your efforts remain private however, as you detest being the center of attention. This tendency only adds to your mystery and intrigue. You enjoy and appreciate artistic expression, yet you maintain your shyness even in this area. Your friends and family appreciate your loving personality, even though they are sometimes frustrated with the emotional distance you choose to keep.

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