CMN Almanac

Today is Sunday, August 9th, the 222nd day of the year. There are 144

Doug Williams
Doug Williams

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, Book Lover’s Day


Billy Henderson, 81, singer (Spinners)

Kurtis Blow
Kurtis Blow

Barbara Mason, 73, singer

Doug Williams, 65, football legend

Kurtis Blow, 61, rapper/producer

Louis Lipps, 58, football player/radio host

Kevin Mack, 58, football player

John “Hot Rod” Williams, 58, basketball player

Deion Sanders, 51, football/baseball player

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

Mack 10, 49, rapper

Derek Fischer, 45, basketball player/coach

Jarvis Hayes, 39, basketball player

Joel Anthony, 38, basketball player

Tyson Gay, 38, sprinter

JaMarcus Russell, 35, football player


Gregory Hines
Gregory Hines

Eddie Futch, 110, boxing trainer (d. 2001)

Dick Anthony Williams, 82, actor (d. 2012)

The Mighty Hannibal, 81, singer,songwriter/producer (d. 2014)

Ken Norton, 77, boxer/actor (d. 2013)

Whitney Houston, 57, singer/actress (d. 2012)


Gregory Hines, 2003, actor/dancer (b. 1946)

Bernie Mac, 2008, comedian/actor (b. 1957)

Bernie Mac
Bernie Mac

Al Freeman Jr., 2012, actor (b. 1934)


1848 – US Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party

nominating Martin Van Buren for president.

1936 – Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal at the Summer Olympic games

becoming the first American to win four medals in one Olympiad.

1961 – James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court.


As a Leo born on August 9th, you are characterized by your upbeat, positive and humorous personality. You’re a very social persona and find it irresistible to grab center stage and entertain your friends, family or peers. There are few that don’t appreciate your comedic charms and there are even fewer that don’t appreciate your optimism. Your friends and family are often inspired by your ability to take the positives from any situation.