Today is Thursday, September 28th, the 271st day of the year. There are 94
days remaining until the end of the year and 88 days remaining until Christmas.
HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES Classical Music Month,
Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken
Month, National Piano Month, Little League Month, Honey
Month, Suicide Prevention Month, Self Improvement Month,
Baby Safety Month, National Good Neighbor Day
Rudolph Walker, 84, actor
Pauletta Washington, 73, actress
Charley Taylor, 82, football player
Grant “Mudcat” Jackson, 81, baseball player
Anthony Davis, 71, football player
Irving Fryar, 61, football player
Johnny Dawkins, 60, basketball player/coach
Young Jeezy, 46, rapper
Emeka Okafor, 41, basketball player
Melody Thornton, 41, singer
David Walker, 238, abolitionist (d. 1830)
Koko Taylor, 88, singer Queen of the Blues) (d. 2009)
Ben E. King, 85, singer (d. 2015)
Mantan Moreland, 1973, comedian (b. 1902)
Miles Davis, 1991, jazz legend (b. 1926)
Althea Gibson, 2003, tennis player (b. 1927)
Constance Baker Motley, 2005, first Black female judge (b. 1921)
ON THIS DATE IN…
1829 – Walker’s Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston.
1895 – National Baptist Convention organized.
1961 – “Purlie Victorious”, a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway.
1976 – Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.
1981 – Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for
killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City.
1982 – 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules.
1987 – Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson appear on “$10,000 Pyramid”.
1990 – Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.
1991 – U.N. weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq.
1995 – Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle.
2002 – Venus & Serena Williams win Olympic gold medal in women’s
While choosing a specific career path is no small order, you should find comfort in the fact that your natural abilities are compatible with several careers. While both creative and sociable, you could do well in a career in advertising, media or publishing. You may find it more rewarding to directly help others, which could lead you to a career in activism, which was the case for Brigitte Bardot, who was also born on September 28th. If the world of entertainment is alluring, musical/lyrical expression may be rewarding, much like Hilary Duff, another of your celebrity birthday twins.