received a patent for a Swinging Chair.
of NYC patented a new & improved hairbrush with synthetic bristles and ventilation.
received a patent for improvements to the Horseshoe.
1929:Gospel and R&B singer #JoeHinton
was born. He passed away of skin cancer in 1968, aged 38.
was born. He passed away in 2001, aged 70.
1932:Singer, songwriter & founder of The Drifters #ClydeMcPhatter
was born. He died in his sleep in 1972, aged 39.
1933:Actress & 3-time Obie Award winner, #GloriaFoster
, was born. She passed in 2001, aged 67.
1935:Blues historian, archivist and record producer #PeteWelding
was born. He passed in 1995, aged 60.
1937:R&B singer & songwriter #LittleWillieJohn
was born. He died of a heart attack in 1968, aged 30.
1939:Actor of film & television #YaphetKotto
turns 79 today.
was born. He died in 1991 of a heart attack. He was 51.
was born. He was Marvin’s little brother & his recollections of the Vietnam War inspired Marvin to write ‘What’s Happening Brother’. He passed in 2001, aged 60.
signed with the Atlantic City Seagulls of the Eastern Amateur League. He was the 1st black to play organized hockey.
1952:’You Know I Love You’ by B.B. King & His Orchestra was the number one R&B song this day.
was born. He was a drummer and member of Power Station & Chic. He died of kidney cancer in 2003, aged 48.
or ODB was born. He died in 2006 of an accidental drug overdose, aged 35.
1969:The Jackson 5 debut disc, “I Want You Back,” charted en route to #1
. It was their first of thirty-one Top 100 hits over twenty years.
, who in 1951 started his chart career with a group (the Dominoes), ended it with a group after a seventeen-year Hall of Fame career as a solo artist.
1975:Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes charted with “Wake Up Everybody,” reaching #1
R&B and #12
1979:The Spingarn Medal was awarded to Ms. #RosaParks
1979:The Nobel Prize in economics was a⬇️