Ralph Abernathy Born
1926 – Rev. Ralph David Abernathy born
The Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Southern Christian Leadership Conference figure, was born in Linden, Alabama.
1959 – Flip Wilson Honored
Comedian and television star Flip Wilson received the International Broadcasting Man of the Year Award. Flip Wilson was the first Afro-American to be a television superstar.
1968 – Soul singer Otis Redding posthumously receives a gold record for the single “The
Soul singer Otis Redding posthumously receives a gold record for the single “The Dock of the Bay.” Redding was killed in a plane crash three months ago.