Harry Belafonte Born
1927 – Harry Belafonte born
Singer/Actor Harry Belafonte is born in New York.
1960 – Pope John elevated Bishop Laurian Rugambwa of
Pope John elevated Bishop Laurian Rugambwa of Tanganyika to College of Cardinals, the first Black cardinal in the modern era.
Joe Louis retired as heavyweight boxing after holding the title for a record eleven years and eight months.
1914 – Writer Ralph Ellison born
1914: Ralph Waldo Ellison, author of ‘The Invisible Man’, is born
1841 – Blanche Kelso Bruce
Blanche Kelso Bruce, first Black to serve a full term in the United States Senate was born a slave in Prince Edward County, Virginia.