Today is Sunday, October 1st, the 274th day of the year. There are 91

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter

days remaining until the end of the year and 85 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, American Pharmacist Month, Clergy

Appreciation Month, Computer Learning Month, Cookie Month,

Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month,

National Diabetes Month, National Pizza Month, National

Vegetarian Month, National Popcorn Popping Month, Seafood

Rod Carew
Rod Carew

Month, Get Organized Week, World Vegetarian Day,

National Homemade Cookies Day


Jimmy Carter, 99, former President of the United States

Rod Carew, 78, baseball player

Howard Hewitt, 68, singer

Alton Lister, 65, basketball player

Amp Lee, 52, football player

Howard Hewitt
Howard Hewitt

Sherri Saum, 49, actress

Greg Davis, Jr., 39, actor

Dizzee Rascal, 38, rapper


Donny Hathaway, 78, singer/songwriter (d. 1979)


Al Jackson, 1975, drummer (Booker T & The MG’s), (b. 1934)

Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway


1917 – E.J. Scott appointed Special Asst. Sec. of War.

1940 – Dr. Charles Drew named supervisor of the “Plasma for Great Britain”


1945 – Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from the army.

1948 – California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial


Disney World
Disney World

1971 – Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens.

1975 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing

title in “The Thrilla in Manila”.

1982 – EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida.

1996 – Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard becomes the first African American to

head the Army Corps of Engineers.

2000 – United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold

medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.


Being a Libra born on October 1st, your creativity, diplomacy and warmth are the most dominant parts of your personality. You thrive in the group setting and will go to great lengths to insure harmony within a group. When this is an argument or disagreement, you often use your creativity to be a successful mediator or problem solver. In all of your social interactions, you try to maintain a warm and friendly demeanor, which is perhaps what your loved ones appreciate about you the most.

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