CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, January 4th, the fourth day of the year. There are 361

Grace Bumbry

Grace Bumbry

days remaining until the end of the year

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Letter Writing Week, Trivia Day, National Spaghetti Day




Grace Bumbry, 81, opera singer

Tina Knowles, 64, fashion designer

Jackie Harris, 50, football player

Garrison Hearst, 47, football player

Jill Marie Jones, 43, actress

Garrison Hearst

Garrison Hearst

Mike Williams, 34, football player

Al Jefferson, 33, basketball player

Labrinth, 27, songwriter

Coco Jones, 20, actress


Floyd Patterson. 83, boxer (d. 2006)

Bryant Gumbel

Bryant Gumbel

Arthur Conley, 72, singer (Sweet Soul Music) (d. 2003)

Vanity, 59, singer/actress



1920 – 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes.

1944 – Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in U.S. State Department.

1965 – LBJ delivers his “Great Society” State of the Union Address.

1971 – Congressional Black Caucus organizes.

David Robinson

David Robinson

1982 – Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC’s “Today Show”.

1986 – NCAA basketball’s David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots.

2010 – The Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease.

Control and Prevention removed HIV infection from its list of communicable

diseases of public health significance.


As a Capricorn born on January 4th, you are defined by a charming, hardworking and adaptable personality. You are most comfortable in social settings, as you are given the opportunity to display your innate charm and whit. Your social skills allow you to take to new situations and people with ease. These qualities make you a highly sought after friend and companion, but you may be most admired for your commitment to hard work. Those closest to you are well aware of your ability to accomplish your goals, however difficult they may be.


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