Satchel Paige nominated for Baseball Hall of Fame
1943 – Singer Barbara Lewis, known for #1 R&B song “Hello Stranger” was born in South Lyon, Michigan.
1944 – Novelist Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple” was born in Eatonton, Georgia.
1953 -Author Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man wins the National Book Award.
1995 – Bernard Harris becomes the first Black astronaut to take a spacewalk on his second space shuttle mission as the Payload Commander on STS-63.