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Today is Monday, September 28th, the 272nd day of the year. There are 94

Ben E. King

Ben E. King

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


Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor

Rudolph Walker, 81, actor

Pauletta Washington, 70, actress

Charley Taylor, 79, football player

Grant “Mudcat” Jackson, 78, baseball player

Anthony Davis, 68, football player

Irving Fryar, 58, football player

Johnny Dawkins, 57, basketball player/coach

Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis

Young Jeezy, 43, rapper

Emeka Okafor, 38, basketball player

Melody Thornton, 38, singer


David Walker, 235, abolitionist (d. 1830)

Koko Taylor, 85, singer Queen of the Blues) (d. 2009)

Ben E. King, 82, singer (d. 2015)

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye


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)


1829 – Walker’s Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston.

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

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”.

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

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

pairs tennis.


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.