April 19th in Black History
FEATURED: Keith ‘Guru’ Elam (Photo: AP)
1914: Cora M. Brown was born. She was the 1at African-American woman elected to a United States state senate, winning a seat in the Michigan State Senate in 1952. (Died: 1972).
1936: R&B/Soul singer Ruby Johnson was born (Died: 1999).
1944: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bernie Worrell (founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic was born.
1956: Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters was discharged from the Army and began his solo career.
1959: Harry Belafonte appeared in a charity benefit at Carnegie Hall.
1962: Paula Abdul was born.
1965: The film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) featuring the Supremes, Four Tops, James Brown & Smokey Robinson & the Miracles opened in London.
1965: Suge Knight was born.
1969: Over 80 members of the Afro American Society took over Willard Hall-Cornell University Student Union.
1969: #1 Song was ‘Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In’ by the 5th Dimension.
1974: Trina was born.
1974: The Movie ‘Truck Turner’ starring Isaac Hayes & Nichelle Nichols was released.
1976: Percy Julian passed away.
1982: Astronaut Guion Bluford, Jr. became 1st Black selected for US missions.
1986: Prince started a 2 week run at No. 1 with ‘Kiss.’
1986: Michael Spinks beat Larry Holmes in 15 rounds.
1986: WNBA Candace Parker was born.
2010: Rapper, producer & actor Keith Elam aka Guru passed away.