Don Cornelius: History, Timeline of a Legend’s Life

Birth name: Donald Cortez Cornelius Age: 75 Born: Sept. 27, 1936, in Chicago Died: Feb. 1, 2012, in Sherman Oaks, Calif., outside Los Angeles Cornelius was one of the earliest employees of the legendary black-owned WVON radio station in Chicago, where Cornelius got his start. 1971: Hosted “Soul Train,” a show that primarily featured R&B, […]