CMN Almanac

Today is Thursday, December 9th,  the 343rd day of the year. There are 22

Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn

days remaining until the end of the year and 16 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Bingo Month,

Write a Friend Month, National Pastry Day, Christmas

Card Day

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sammy Strain, 81, singer (O’Jays, Imperials)

Michael Dorn, 69, actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation)

Redd Foxx
Redd Foxx

World B. Free, 68, basketball player

Clifton Abraham, 50, football player

Canibus, 47, rapper

Booba, 45, rapper

Eric Bledsoe, 32, basketball player

HISTORIC BIRTHDAYS

David "Deacon" Jones
David “Deacon” Jones

Redd Foxx, 99, comedian (d. 1991)

David “Deacon” Jones, 83, Hall of Fame football player (d. 2013)

Patrician Stephens Due, 82, civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in) (d. 2012)

DEATHS

Ralph Bunche, 1971, U.N. delegate/Nobel Prize winner (b. 1904)

Archie Moore, 1998, boxer (b. 1917)

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

ON THIS DATE IN…

1913 – Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris.

1946 – Committee on Civil Rights organized by Executive Order.

1965 – “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premieres.

1991 – 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win.

1994 – U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after comments about

masturbation.

Jocelyn Elders
Jocelyn Elders

1995 – 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB).

2008 – The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials

for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States

Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama’s election to the

Presidency.

HOROSCOPE

As a Sagittarius born on December 9th, your assertiveness and openness are amongst your most well known qualities. You are forceful and confident in all your dealings, which helps you get the very best out of life. You are very clear when there is something you want or desire and you are not afraid to let others know your true feelings. This open, honest nature is one of your greatest assets, although your family and friends may not always appreciate your frank way of communicating.