March 8th in Black History:
1964: Malcolm X separated from the Nation of Islam.
1964: Cheryl James aka Salt was born.
1969: No. 1 R&B song was ‘Give It Up or Turn It Loose’ by James Brown.
1970: Diana Ross made her first performance appearance as a solo act.
1971: Joe Frazier beat Muhammad Ali in 15 rounds.
1977: Henry L. Marsh III becomes the first African American elected mayor of Richmond, VA.
1986: Whitney Houston went to No. 1 with her self-titled album.
1993: Singer Billy Eckstine passed away at age 78.
1996: Tina Turner, known for her legs that go on forever, was named the Hanes Spokeswoman/model.