According to BlackFacts.com, the following Black Facts took place on my birth date (January 27):
Will Marion Cook, noted composer and conductor, born.
Ralph Ellison’s powerful novel, Invisible Man, wins the National Book Award.
World renowned opera singer, Leontyne Price, makes her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House
Gospel music legend Mahalia Jackson dies this day in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
Joseph Lowze named auxiliary Bishop of Mississippi
I am kind of mad that nothing has happened since my actual birth on that date. Oh well.
In honor of Leontyne Price here are a couple of videos of her I found:
Leontyne Price – D’amor sull’ali rosee
Leontyne Price – Summertime
Leontyne Price – L’amero, saro costante
Her voice is beautiful.