CMN Almanac

Wally Amos
Wally Amos

Today is Friday, July 1st, the 182nd day of the year.  There are 183

days remaining until the end of the year.  12 noon is the halfway point of

the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Hot Dog Month,

National Ice Cream Month, National Blueberry Month, Unlucky

Month for weddings, National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day,

International Joke Day, International Chicken Wings Day

Andrae Crouch
Andrae Crouch


Curtis West Harris, 98, Civil Rights Leader

Wally Amos, 86, entrepreneur

Syl Johnson, 86, singer

Evelyn King, 62, singer

Carl Lewis, 61, track and field legend

Carl Lewis
Carl Lewis

Andre Braugher, 60, actor

Henry Simmons, 52, actor

Missy Elliott, 51, rapper/producer

Plies, 46, rapper

Tanya Chisholm, 39, actress


Walter White, 129, NAACP leader

Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott

Thomas Dorsey, 123,pianist/composer (d. 1993)

Willie Dixon, 107, singer/songwriter (d. 1992)

Andrae Crouch, 80, gospel singer/songwriter

Shirley Hemphill, 75, actress (What’s Happening) (d. 1999)


Luther Vandross, 2005, singer/songwriter/producer (b. 1951)

Renaldo Benson, 2005, singer (Four Tops) (b. 1936)

William Gray, 2013, politician (b. 1941)

Shirley Hemphill
Shirley Hemphill


1863 – American Civil War:  The Battle of Gettysburg begins.

1870 – Henry O. Flipper of Georgia and James W. Smith of South

Carolina are among the 1st African Americans to enter West Point.

1889 – Frederick Douglas is named Minister to Haiti.

1963 – Bob Gibson’s streak of 47 2/3 of scoreless innings ends on a

wild pitch.

Luther Vandross
Luther Vandross

1970 – Jimi Hendrix’s 1st recording session in New York City.

1976 – Kenneth Gibson is the 1st Black president of the U.S.

Conference of Mayors.

1997 – Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for

biting Evander Holyfield’s ear.


Being a Cancer born on July 1st, you are gushing with creativity and sensitivity. Your mind is sharp and you often use it to understand how those around you are thinking and feeling. While others struggle to find the tools to be sympathetic, it is one of your greatest tools. You approach people with compassion and a genuine desire to help them. These qualities make you loved and valued by your friends and family.