January 10: This Day in Black History
FEATURED: Teresa Graves
1913: Jazz baritone saxophonist Haywood Henry was born. He passed away in 1994.
1915: Award winning conductor Dean Dixon was born. He passed away in 1976, aged 61.
1915: Jazz & Blues pianist and bandleader Buddy Johnson was born. He passed away in 1977, aged 62.
1916: Happy Birthday to artist & printmaker Eldzier Cortor who turns 98 today.
1924: Jazz drummer Max Roach was born. He passed away in 2007, aged 83.
1925: Adelbert H. Roberts was elected to the Illinois State legislature. He was the 1st black to serve in a state assembly in 25 years.
1930: Blues singer Wild Child Gipson was born. He passed away in 1994.
1935: Happy Birthday to Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater who turns 79 today.
1938: Happy Birthday to MLB Hall of Famer Willie McCovey who turns 76 today.
1948: Actress Teresa Graves was born. She passed away in 2002, aged 54.
1949: Happy Birthday to George Foreman who turns 65 today.
1951: Pro wrestler Pez Whatley was born. He died of a heart attack in 2005, aged 54.
1957: The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded in NOLA. Dr. MLK was the founding president.
1966: Julian Bond was denied a seat in the Georgia House of Representative because of his opposition to the Vietnam War.
1976: Blues singer & musician Howlin’ Wolf passed away, aged 65.
1979: Happy Birthday to Cash Warren who turns 35 today.
2005: Civil rights leader & award winning author James Forman passed away, aged 76.
2006: The Honorable Jack Tanner passed away, aged 87.
2007: Bassist, percussionist & singer Paul ‘Tubbs’ Williams passed away.
2011: Maxcy Dean Filer also known as ‘Mr Compton’ passed away, aged 80. He was an advocate for the underprivileged for his promotion of the California city he called home for almost 60 years.
2011: Fred Rice passed away, aged 84. He was the 1st black Chicago police superintendent from 1983-1987.
2011: Cookie Gilchrist passed away, aged 75. He was Buffalo Bills fullback, one of the AFL’s 1st star players whose running style drew comparisons to that of Jim Brown.