CMN Almanac

Today is Monday, April 15th, the 106th day of the year.  There are 260

days remaining until the end of the year.

Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES National Autism Awareness Month,

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Humor Month, Lawn

and Garden Month, International Guitar Month, National Pecan Month,

Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National

Poetry Month, Organize Your Files Week, Titanic Remembrance Day,

Tax Day, Rubber Eraser Day, Jackie Robinson Day!


Evelyn Ashford
Evelyn Ashford

Michael Cooper, 68, basketball player/coach

Evelyn Ashford, 67, Olympic track star

Benjamin Zephaniah, 66, author

Darren Smith, 54, football player

Flex Alexander, 54, actor

Milton Bradley, 46, baseball player

Damien Wayans, 44, actor

Rodney Carney, 40, basketball player

Ester Dean, 38, singer

A. Phillip Randolph
A. Phillip Randolph

Iyaz, 37, singer


A. Phillip Randolph, 135, civil rights/labor leader (d. 1979)

Bessie Smith, 130, singer (d. 1937)

Harold Washington, 102, politician (d. 1987)

Walt Hazzard, 82, basketball player/coach


Pres. Abraham Lincoln
Pres. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, 1865, President of the United States (b. 1809)


1783 – Preliminary articles of peace ending the Revolutionary War are


1865 – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States,

assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1923 – Insulin becomes available for use by people with diabetes.

1947 – Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking

Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones

baseball’s color line.

1955 – McDonald’s Restaurants dates its founding to the opening of

a franchise restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois.

1960 – At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads

a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent

Coordinating Committee.

1965 – James Baldwin’s “Amen Corner” premieres in New York City.

In Living Color
In Living Color

1972 – Quincy Jones and others performs at a benefit for George

McGovern for President campaign.

1990 – “In Living Color” premieres on Fox-TV.

1991 – Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assists with 9,898.

2013 – Two bombs explode near the finish line at the Boston Marathon

killing 3 people and injuring 264 others.


Your gifts of leadership and generosity are a rare combination and subsequently, create many career opportunities for you choose from. You may do well in humanitarian careers, such as non-profit fundraising, social work or education. While its hard to duplicate the work of Leonardo Da Vinci, who was also born on April 15th, your intellectual passions could lead you to similar philosophical heights. On the other hand, your need for adventure may draw you into the world of entertainment or film, which as the path of Emma Watson, another of your celebrity birthday twins.