CMN Almanac

Today is Friday, February 9th,  the 40th day of the year. There are 325

Alice Walker

Alice Walker

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  American Heart Month,

Black History Month, Great American Pie Month, National

Cherry Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month,

National Grapefruit Month, National Weddings Month

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Barbara Lewis, 75, singer (Hello Stranger)

Alice Walker, 74, novelist (Color Purple)

Bruce Bruce

Bruce Bruce

Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, 67, saxophonist (Kool & Gang)

Mookie Wilson, 66, baseball player

Chris Gardner, 63, entrepreneur

Phil Ford, 62, basketball player

Bruce Bruce, 52, comedian

Jimmy Smith, 49, football player

Jameer Nelson, 35, basketball player

James Cleveland

James Cleveland

Michael B. Jordan, 31, actor

Camille Winbush, 28, actress

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

Major Harris, 71, singer (Love won’t Let me wait) (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1906, poet (b. 1873)

James Cleveland, 1991, gospel singer (b. 1932)

ON THIS DATE IN…

Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige

1940 – Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1959 – Coasters’s “Charlie Brown” peaks at #2.

1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. meets with Pres. Johnson to discuss Black

voting rights.

1964 – Arthur Ashe becomes the first Black on U.S. Davis Cup team.

1971 – Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball

Hall of Fame.

1992 – 42nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-113 at Orlando

HOROSCOPE

As an Aquarius born on February 9th, your personality is defined by your charming, romantic and impulsive nature. People seem to gravitate to your personality, as you are mysterious and warm. Your many admirers is perfect for your romantic nature, as you greatly enjoy being in love and receiving affection. Your relationships may be short-lived however, as you are quite impulsive. In all aspects of life, you can look to explore new and varying interests at a whims notice.

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