Afro History Today in Afro History ! Singer, Nat King Cole passes away in 1965. written by Marc Alexander February 15, 2020 Publicity photo from the premiere of The Nat King Cole Show. Cole was the first African-American to host a program of this type. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Portrait of Nat King Cole, New York, N.Y. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By Cleary, Strauss, Irwin & Goodman-publicity Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Carol Jemison becomes the first Afro American woman in space in 1992 ! Anti-Aparthied activist Steve Biko dies while in police custody in 1977.Today in Afro History ! Dr. Mae Jemison becomes a NASA astronaut in 1987 ! She would eventually be the first Afro American woman in space.Today in Afro History ! A coup d’etat brings Siad Barre to power in Somalia in 1969 !Today in Afro History ! Blues singer, Bessie Smith dies in car accident in 1937.Today in Afro History ! Author, Richard N. Wright passes away in 1960 ! Ernie Davis becomes the first Afro American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961 !Today in Afro History ! Althea Gibson becomes first Afro American woman to win Wimbledon in 1957 ! Today in Afro History ! Singer, Nat King Cole passes away in 1965. was last modified: January 31st, 2020 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Model, Selita Ebanks ! Activist, Claudia Jones ! NFL player, Darrell Green ! Actress/Singer, Amber Riley ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Levar Burton! NFL player, Jerome Bettis ! Rapper, Ice-T ! Singer, James Ingram ! You may also like Drake's 'Nice for What' Marks First-Ever Top... April 17, 2018 Best Movies Of 2015: Experts Weigh In... December 25, 2015 Asphalt shortage hits roadworks islandwide July 30, 2018 How could new tariffs hurt American consumers? July 11, 2018 Eye Opener at 8: Hostile rhetoric between... July 23, 2018 BET Awards 2018: DJ Khaled Leads Nominees May 17, 2018 Lucas & Steve x Brandy deliver undeniable... June 1, 2018 James Cameron is fighting to prevent auction... July 25, 2018 Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Gymnast, Dominique Dawes... November 20, 2019 Locksmith and Apollo Brown Drop New EP... June 15, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.