CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 20th, the 202nd day of the year.  There are 164

James Harris
James Harris

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, Unlucky

Month for Weddings, National Lollipop Day, Moon Day, Ugly Truck Day,

National Ice Cream Soda Day


Omar Epps
Omar Epps

Carlos Santana, 77, singer/guitarist

James Harris, 77, football player

Kool G Rap, 60, rapper (Juice Crew)

Ian Beckles, 57, football player

Omar Epps, 51, actor

Ray Allen, 49, basketball player

Troy Smith, 40, football player

Roy Hamilton
Roy Hamilton

Paige Hurd, 31, actress


Frantz Fanon, 99, psychiatrist/philosopher (d. 1961)


Roy Hamilton, 1969, singer (b. 1929)

Bruce Lee, 1973, actor/martial artist (b. 1940)


Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee

1849 – Women’s Rights Convention aided anti-slavery cause.

1942 – Black women are accepted into the Women’s Army

Auxiliary Corps (WAC).

1950 – Black troops (24th Regiment) win first U.S. victory in


1957 – Althea Gibson wins Women’s Singles Championship at


Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams

1967 – The first National Conference of Black Power opens in

Newark, New Jersey.

1969 – Apollo 11 successfully makes the first manned landing on

the Moon.  Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first

humans to walk on the Moon.

1976 – Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick


O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson

1984 – Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America.

1991 – Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America


1994 – OJ Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of

ex-wife’s klller.

2008 – 16th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Candace Parker win.


Your sensitive nature and creative expression make a variety of career paths open to success. You are caring by default, which makes compassionate careers such as teaching and social work a clear option. It just may be that your true passion is found in artistic expression, which was the case with Carlos Santana, who was also born on July 20th. If you feel you are born to entertain, look at the inspiring work of Natalie Wood, another of your birthday twins.