Today is Wednesday, January 19, the 19th day of the year. There are 346
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, National Popcorn Day
Otis “OJ” Anderson, 65, football player
Michael Adams, 59, basketball player
Reggie Brooks, 51, football player
Shawn Wayans, 51, actor
Tyrone Wheatley, 50, football player
Ron Killings, 50, wrestler
Walter Jones, 48, football player
Z-Ro, 45, rapper
Denise Boutte, 40, actress
Lil’ Scrappy, 38, rapper
JaVale McGee, 34, basketball player
John H. Johnson, 104, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet) (d. 2005)
Reginald Lewis, 1993, CEO (Beatrice) (b. 1942)
Wilson Pickett, 2006, American singer (b. 1941)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1788 – Blacks organize Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga.
1871 – 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey.
1952 – PGA approves allowing black participants.
1953 – Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary.
1969 – UCLA renames social science buildings to honor alumnus Dr. Ralph
J. Bunche, diplomat.
1974 – Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball
1877 – Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame.
1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history
of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
1981 – Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing
Being a Capricorn born on January 19th, your personality is characterized by intelligence, discipline and loyalty. Your mind is one of your greatest tools and you use it to effectively solve problems and meet challenges. Your strong mind is met with equally strong discipline and attention to detail. These qualities are admired by your friends, family, peers and coworkers, but it may be your loyalty that is appreciated the most. Those closest to you would gladly admit that you are extremely dedicated in relationships. You may struggle to recall a situation where you did not have your loved ones’ best interests at heart.