1. 1973-Joseph Lowze named Auxiliary Bishop of Mississippi
  2. 1972- Gospel music legend Mahalia Jackson died on this day in Evergreen Park, Ill.
  3. 1961-World renowned148f-Will Marion Cook opera singer, Leontyne Price, makes her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House.
  4. 1952-Ralph Ellison’s powerful novel “Invisible Man” wins the National Book Award.
  5. 1869-Will Marion Cook, noted Composer and Conductor was born.