1. Curtis Jones, Jones played guitar whilst young but switched to piano after a move to Dallas. In 1936 he relocated to Chicago, where he recorded between 1937 and 1941 on Vocalion Records, Bluebird Records, and Okeh Records. Among his best-known tunes from these recordings were the hit “Lonesome Bedroom Blues” and the song “Tin Pan Alley”. World War II interrupted his recording career, which he did not resume until 1953.
2. Rafer Johnson, World-renowned track and field star, In 1968, he worked on the presidential election campaign of Robert F. Kennedy and helped Rosey Grier apprehend Sirhan Sirhan immediately after Sirhan had assassinated Kennedy.
3. Maxine Brown, R&B Artist, smooth soul ballad “All in My Mind” (which was written by Maxine) late in the year. The single became a hit, climbing to number two on the R&B charts (number 19 pop), and it was quickly followed by “Funny”, which peaked at number three.
4. Rickey Green, retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. The 6’0″ point guard from the University of Michigan and Vincennes University was selected with the 16th pick in the 1977 NBA Draft, and competed in 14 seasons, playing for the Golden State Warriors, Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Boston Celtics. His highlight season was in 1982-83 with the Utah Jazz, when he averaged 14.3 points, 8.9 assists and 2.82 steals per game, and represented them the following year in the 1984 NBA All-Star Game. He retired in 1992 with NBA career totals of 8,870 points and 5,221 assists in 946 games. In 1982, as a member of the Utah Jazz, Green scored the five millionth point scored in NBA history since 1946
5. Malcolm Jamal Warner, actor, film director, and musician. He is best known for his role as Theo Huxtable on the long-running NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Additionally, he appeared as Malcolm McGee on the UPN sitcomMalcolm & Eddie.