Today is Thursday, December 8th, the 342nd day of the year. There are 23
days remaining until the end of the year and 17 days remaining until Christmas.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Bingo Month,
Write a Friend Month, Take it in the Ear Day, National
Jimmy Smith, 97, jazz organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
Jerry Butler, 83, singer
Wendell Pierce, 56, actor
Nicki Minaj, 40, rapper/singer
Dwight Howard, 37, basketball player
Sammy Davis Jr., 97, singer/dancer/actor (d. 1990)
Flip Wilson, 89, comedian (d. 1998)
Howard E Rollins Jr., 1996, actor (b. 1950)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1863 – Abraham Lincoln’s Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of South.
1896 – J.T. White patented lemon squeezer.
1936 – NAACP files suit to equalize salaries of black & white teachers.
1955 – Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella wins his 3rd MVP Award.
1969 – Police surprise attack on Black-Panthers in LA.
1977 – 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB).
1993 – 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win.
Being a Sagittarius born on December 8th, you are well known for being open, assertive and restless. You are a firm believer in honesty being the best policy, which explains for you the frank and sometimes blunt way of communicating. In all matters of life, you are assertive and confident. If there is something on your mind, you make sure to let others know. Restless and varied in your interests, you may have a hard time settling on specific pursuits. It is no wonder why you are such a Jack of all trades!