Aug. 21, 1943, was a Saturday during a period when The Star wasn’t published on that day of the week.
Aug. 21, 1993, in The Star: For the third year in a row, Fort McClellan’s 14th Army Band has been awarded a five-star rating in the Parade of American Music Competition. “Our award is a reflection of our skills compared to an array of bands,” said band director Chief Warrant Officer Robert Larsen. The band received the maximum score of 100 points from judges made up of music professionals chosen by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Also this date: Gymnasiums at two of Anniston’s community centers are getting new names. Carver Community Center’s gym will be dedicated in the name of Wilmer J. Bush, who was director of the center for more than 20 years. Randolph Park’s gym will be dedicated in the name of James H. Wiggins, who was a teacher in the Anniston public school system. Additionally: Dr. David Satcher, 52, of Anniston, president of Meharry Medical College, has been named the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He will formally assume his duties at the Atlanta-based agency on Jan. 1. Educated at Thankful Junior High and then Calhoun County Training School, Dr. Satcher credits his teachers there with helping him to make the most of the segregated education available to him at the time.