April 14: This Day in Black History
FEATURED: Stevie Wonder
1865: President Abraham Lincoln was shot in Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. He died the following day.
1924: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was born (Died: 1987).
1925: Saxophonist Gene Ammons was born (Died: 1974).
1945: #1 R&B song was ‘Tippin’In’ by Erskine Hawkins & Orchestra.
1948: Larry Ferguson (member of ‘Hot Chocolate) was born.
1955: Elston Howard became the 1st black man to play for the NY Yankees.
1956: ‘Little Girl of Mine’ by the Cleftones was released.
1969: Student Afro-American Society seized the Columbia College Admissions Office and demanded a special admissions board and staff.
1970: Milwaukee Buck’s Lew Alcindor was named NBA Rookie of the Year.
1974: Da Brat was born.
1976: Motown Records and Stevie Wonder announced the largest contract renewal to date worth $13 million.
1993: Burnell Taylor, singer from New Orleans and currently one of the Top 8 finalist on American Idol was born.
2001: Sean Combs was arrested in Miami for riding a scooter in South Beach on a suspended driver’s license.
2002: Ashanti’s Foolish started a 10 week run at #1.
2002: Tiger Woods won his 2nd straight Masters Gold Championship and his 3rd overall at Augusta, GA.