CMN Almanac

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

Shawn Wayans
Shawn Wayans

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

John H. Johnson
John H. Johnson

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
Wilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett, 2006, American singer (b. 1941)


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

Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens

J. Bunche, diplomat.

1974 – Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball

win streak.

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.