Today is Friday, December 9th, the 343rd day of the year. There are 22
days remaining until the end of the year and 16 days remaining until Christmas.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Bingo Month,
Write a Friend Month, National Pastry Day, Christmas
Sammy Strain, 82, singer (O’Jays, Imperials)
Michael Dorn, 70, actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation)
World B. Free, 69, basketball player
Clifton Abraham, 51, football player
Canibus, 48, rapper
Booba, 46, rapper
Eric Bledsoe, 33, basketball player
Redd Foxx, 100, comedian (d. 1991)
David “Deacon” Jones, 84, Hall of Fame football player (d. 2013)
Patrician Stephens Due, 83, civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in) (d. 2012)
Ralph Bunche, 1971, U.N. delegate/Nobel Prize winner (b. 1904)
Archie Moore, 1998, boxer (b. 1917)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1913 – Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris.
1946 – Committee on Civil Rights organized by Executive Order.
1965 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres.
1991 – 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win.
1994 – U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about
1995 – 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB).
2008 – The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials
for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States
Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama’s election to the
As a Sagittarius born on December 9th, your assertiveness and openness are amongst your most well known qualities. You are forceful and confident in all your dealings, which helps you get the very best out of life. You are very clear when there is something you want or desire and you are not afraid to let others know your true feelings. This open, honest nature is one of your greatest assets, although your family and friends may not always appreciate your frank way of communicating.