Harry Belafonte Born
1914 – Writer Ralph Waldo Ellison, author of ‘The Invisible Man’, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The New York Times honored him as “among the gods of America’s literary Parnassus.”
1927 – Singer/Actor Harry Belafonte is born in Harlem, New York. Over the course of his career Belafonte has won three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1989 and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994.