CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, August 12th, the 224th day of the year. There are 141

Miss Cleo
Miss Cleo

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Catfish Month,

National Golf Month, National Picnic Month, Peach Month,

Romance Awareness Month, Middle Child’s Day


Lynette Woodard, 62, basketball player

Sir Mix-A-Lot
Sir Mix-A-Lot

Sir-Mix-A-Lot, 58, rapper

Anthony Ray, 58, rapper

Yvette Nicole Brown, 50, actress

Antoine Walker, 45, basketball player

Plaxico, Burress, 44, football player

Plaxico Burress
Plaxico Burress

Imani Hakim, 28, actress


Joe Jones, 95, singer (d. 2005)

Walter Dean Myers, 84, author (2014)

Miss Cleo, 59, psychic


Joe Tex, 1982, singer, (b. 1931)

Joe Tex
Joe Tex

Luther Allison, 1997, blues performer (b.1940)


1890 – Systematic exclusion of Blacks from political life began is Miss.

1922 – Dedication of Frederick Douglas’ home in Washington, D.C. as national


1958 – Art Kane photographs 57 notable jazz musicians in the black and white

group portrait “A Great Day in Harlem” in front of a Brownstone in New

Frederick Douglas
Frederick Douglas

York City.

1960 – Ralph Boston sets then long jump record at 8.21m.

1970 – Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball.

1972 – Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam.

1988 – Nelson Mandela is treated for tuberculosis at hospital.

2007 – 89th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at

Southern Hills Country Club.


Your ambitious and honest personality gives you the potential to be successful at just about any career you put your mind to. Your straightforward nature would make you an honest businessman, educator or manager. If channeled properly, your ambition could make you a leader in your field, which was the case with Erwin Schrodinger, who was also born on August 12th. If the entertainment world is more appealing, look to the groundbreaking work of Cecil B. Demille, another of your birthday twins, for inspiration.