Charnele Brown, actress (A Different World), 59, disputed
Eddie Holland, of the Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, 79
Nia Long, actress (Friday, The Best Man, Big Momma's House), 49
Snow, reggae artist, 50
Otis Williams, last original member of the Temptations, 78
Tequan Richmond, actor (Everybody Loves Chris), 27
Eva Marcille, America's Next Top Model winner, 35
Ivanka Trump, former model, entrepreneur, 38
Ashley Graham, model, 32
Katlynn Smith, actress (The Game), 24

In 1916, baseball legend Leon Day is born in Alexandria, Virginia.
In 1945, Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a contract with Montreal of the International League.
In 1970, The Jackson 5 earns the Number One slot on both the pop and R&B charts with "I'll Be There."
In 1970, the Christmas Card album by the Temptations is released.
In 1972, the "I'll Be Around" single by the Spinners** is certified gold.**See Calendar Extra Below**
In 1974, the legendary boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, nicknamed "The Rumble In The Jungle," takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire.
In 1979, Richard Arrington is elected the first African-American mayor of Birmingham.
In 1983, Reverend Jesse Jackson announces plans to become the first African-American to mount a full-scale campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In 1984, the Thriller album by Michael Jackson is certified 20 times platinum.
In 1984, the Victory album by the Jacksons is certified double platinum.
In 1992, the "I Will Always Love You" single by Whitney Houston is released. 
In 1995, the self-titled album by Silk is released.
In 1996, The Comfort Zone album by Vanessa Williams is certified triple platinum.
In 2001, Lenny Kravitz releases the album Lenny.
In 2002, Jam Master Jay of Run D.M.C., whose real name was Jason Mizell, is killed when two assailants enter his Queens, New York, recording studio and open fire.
In 2013,  Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2 leaked online, a little less than a week from the official release date.

The Spinners' "I'll Be Around"