Today is Saturday, August 8, the 221st day of the year. There are 145
days remaining until the end of the year.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Catfish Month,
National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Romance
Awareness Month, Peach Month, International Cat Day,
National Clown Day!
Willie P. Richardson, 73, comedian
Airrion Love, 71, singer (Stylistics)
Willie Hall, 70, drummer
Robin Quivers, 68, radio host
“Sweet” Lou Dunbar, 67, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
Kool Moe Dee, 58, rapper
Harry Lee “Butch” Reynolds, 56, track star
Jimmy Jean Louis, 52, actor
Marsha Ambrosius, 43, singer
Rashard Lewis, 42, basketball player
Meagan Good, 39, actress
Bradley McIntosh, 39, rapper
Pierre Garcon, 34, football player
Matthew Henson, 154, explorer (d. 1955)
Jimmy Witherspoon, 100, singer (d. 1997)
Joe Tex, 87, singer/songwriter (d. 1982)
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, 1975, saxophonist (b. 1928)
John H. Johnson, 2005, publisher (Ebony, Jet) (b. 1918)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1796 – Boston African Society establishes with 44 members.
1863 – Tennessee’s “military” Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal
slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in
Tennessee as a holiday.
1925 – 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, DC.
1965 – Voting Rights Bill passed.
1974 – President Richard Nixon, in a nationwide television address, announces
his resignation from the office of the President of the United States effective noon
the next day.
1984 – Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in the Summer Olympics.
While picking a career path is always difficult, your social personality and creativity will allow for success in many career paths. You may require a field with a lot of change of scenery and pace, so a business position with travel may be perfect for you. If you are artistically inclined, a career in music may fit you as well. Look to the creative guitar playing of Dave The Edge Evans or the lyrics of Mel Tillis, who were both born on August 8th, for encouragement.