On this day in 1994, after U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is brutally clubbed on her right leg during a national championship practice session at COBO Arena, Police Department official Benny N. Napoleon becomes the supervising cop who ultimately apprehends the attacker. Deputy Chief Napoleon and his team will determine that Shane Stant is the culprit and that […]
He holds the distinction of being Michigan’s first African-American to serve in Congress and only the third black man on the current 435-member House roster.
“I issue a forward warning now to all dope pushers, to all rip-off artists, to all muggers: It’s time to leave Detroit; hit Eight Mile Road. And I don’t give a damn if they are black or white, of if they wear Superfly suits or blue uniforms with silver badges: Hit the road.”
Rev. Nicholas Hood, Sr., pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ Detroit, is appointed to the Commission on Community Relations.
Written by Smokey Robinson, lead vocals are provided by Wanda Young.
On this day in 1970, Parliament and Funkadelic play the 20 Grand Driftwood Lounge, located at 14th Street and West Warren on the city’s west side. Enjoy Parliament’s 1976 Halloween performance of “Give up the Funk!” in Houston.
On this day in 1941, Orchestra Hall reopens as Paradise Theatre.
Tonight’s attraction: Duke Ellington and his big band.
Ticket price: 50 cents.
Bobo Brazil is considered one of the most successful African-American wrestlers.
Respected in the boardroom and on the boulevard, businessman Don Hamilton Barden was born on this day in 1943.
Sugar Ray Robinson retained his welterweight championship belt after defeating Chuck Taylor on this day in 1947.