Today is Friday, September 29th, the 272nd day of the year. There are 93

Bryant Gumbel
Bryant Gumbel

days remaining until the end of the year and 87 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Classical Music Month,

Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month, Chicken

Month, Baby Safety Month, National Piano Month, Honey

Month, Suicide Prevention Month, Little League Month, Self

Improvement Month, Confucius Day


Calvin Johnson
Calvin Johnson

Bryant Gumbel, 75, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show)

Hersey Hawkins, 57, basketball player

Ken Norton Jr., 57, football player

Calvin Johnson, 38, football player

Kevin Durant, 35, basketball player



Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant

Tom Bradley, 1998, first Black Mayor of Los Angeles, (b. 1918)

L. C. Greenwood, 2013, football player (b. 1947)


1910 – National Urban League founded in New York City.

1940 – 1st US merchant ship “Booker T. Washington” commanded by a black

captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington, Delaware.

1947 – Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in N.Y.

Tom Bradley
Tom Bradley

1950 – Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories.

1954 – Willie Mays’ famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’ 460′ drive.

1959 – Little Anthony & the Imperials record “Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop”.

1962 – Pres. John Kennedy authorized use of federal troops to integrate Univ.

of Mississippi

1967 – Gladys Knight & Pips releases “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”.

1977 – James Brown’s band walks out claiming they were underpaid &

Little Anthony & the Imperials
Little Anthony & the Imperials


1977 – Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.

1980 – The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture open a new $3.8

million building in New York City.

1987 – “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” by Whitney Houston hits #1.

1988 – Florence Griffith Joyner sets 200m woman’s record (21.34).

1992 – Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn’t).

Pointer Sisters
Pointer Sisters

1994 – Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1995 – O.J. Simpson trial sent to the jury.

2008 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington

Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest

single-day point loss in its history.


As a Libra born on September 29th, your personality is defined by your refined diplomacy, romanticism and imagination. The group setting is where you are most comfortable and it is group harmony that you are most dedicated to protecting. In both your friendships and personal relationships, you are willing to put great effort into restoring balance, which sometimes involves sacrifices on your part. In all matters of life, you apply a creative and imaginative outlook that is greatly appreciated.

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