2002 – R&B legend Ray Charles is presented with an honorary doctorate of philosophy degree during commencement at Albany State University in his hometown of Albany, Ga.
1930 – Ray Charles (Ray Charles Robinson) is born in Albany, Ga. He goes blind after suffering glaucoma at age 7. His biggest hit is “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” which hits No. 1 on The Chart Toppers Hot 100 for five weeks in 1962. His 1954 song “I’ve Got a Woman” receives a Grammy […]