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Today is Tuesday, January 21, the 21st day of the year. There are 345

Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean

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, Squirrel Appreciation Day, National

Hugging Day!

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon


Billy Ocean, 70, singer

Eric Holder, 69, 82nd Attorney General of the United States

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, 57, Hall of Fame basketball player

Jessie Hester, 57, football player

Doug Edwards, 49, basketball player

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Orpheus Roye, 46, football player

Rick Ross, 43, rapper


Jam Master Jay, 55, DJ/music producer (d. 2002)


Jam Master Jay

Jam Master Jay

Jackie Wilson, 1984, singer (b. 1933)

Charles Brown, 1999, blues singer/pianist (b. 1920)


1773 – Phyllis Wheatley freed.

1827 – Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing.

1830 – Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported.

1887 – Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms.

1942 – Count Basie records “One O’ Clock Jump”.

1964 – Carl T. Rowan named director of U.S. Information Agency.

Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

1977 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft


1987 – B.B. King donates his 7,000 record collection to the University of

Mississippi.  On the same day, he and Muddy Waters are inducted into

the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”.

1993 – Congressman Mike Espy of Mississippi is confirmed as Secretary of

the Dept. of Agriculture.

Count Basie

Count Basie

1994 – Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane when she cut off her

husband’s penis.

2008 – Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its

biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst

result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.


Being an Aquarius born on January 21st, you are known for your originality and versatile personality. While others look to society to find definition, you take completely to your own mind to define your interests and point of view. Your original nature has led you to develop a wide range of interests, hobbies and talents. Some may find you so original that it crosses the line into unusual, but nevertheless, others are enthralled with your one of a kind personality in social settings.

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