CMN Almanac

Today is Saturday, October 9th, the 282nd day of the year. There are 83

Nona Hendryx
Nona Hendryx

days remaining until the end of the year and 77 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, National Diabetes Month, Cookie Month,

Lupus Awareness Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Computer

Learning Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National

Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month, Seafood Month,

National Popcorn Popping Month, Customer Service Week,

Mike Singletary
Mike Singletary

Fire Prevention Day, Moldy Cheese Day


Nona Hendryx, 77, singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)

Mike Singletary, 62, football player

Wanz, 59, singer

Steve R. McQueen, 51, director

Kenny Anderson, 51, basketball player

Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen

Juan Dixon, 43, basketball player

LeCrae Moore, 41, rapper

Darius Miles, 40, basketball player

Starling Marte, 28, baseball player

Tyler James Williams, 28, actor

Lil’ Durk, 28, rapper


Thalmus Rasulala
Thalmus Rasulala

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 197, 1st black U.S. newspaper publisher (d. 1893)

O.V. Wright, 81, singer (d. 1980)


Benjamin Banneker, 1806, astronomer/mathematician (b.. 1732)

Thalmus Rasulala, 1991, actor (b. 1940)


1869 – Morgan State College opened.

Art Shell
Art Shell

1888 – O.B. Clare patents trestle.

1926 – NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation) forms.

1969 – Supremes release “Someday We’ll Be Together”.

1974 – Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians).

1974 – Race riot in Boston due to “busing”.

1989 – 1st NFL game coached by a black man, Art Shell, his LA Raiders beat

NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football.

1991 – Pres. Bush declares “total confidence” in nominee Clarence Thomas.


Being a Libra born on October 9th, your are well-known for a serious, thoughtful and selfless demeanor. You genuinely enjoy helping others and often find yourself taking any opportunity to assist others. You are great at providing a patient and non-judgmental ear for friends and loved ones, allowing them to sort through their problems in a comfortable setting. These qualities make you a highly valued friend, especially when it is obvious that you are putting the needs of others above your own.