1. 2003- Maynard Jackson, three term mayor of Atlanta dies at age 65.
  2. 1997-Betty Shabazz dies at 61, in New York City 3 weeks after receiving burns over 80% of her body.
  3. 1970-Charles Rangel defeated Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary in Harlem, ending the political career of one of the major political symbols of the post-World War II period
  4. 1940-In 1940, Wilma Golden Rudolph was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. She became the first American woman to win 3 gold medals in the 1960 Olympics in Rome.
  5. 1904-Gospel singer Willie Mae Ford Smith was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Smith appeared in the film “Say Amen Somebody.”