Today is Saturday, October 1st, the 274th day of the year. There are 91
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
Month, Get Organized Week, World Vegetarian Day,
National Homemade Cookies Day
Jimmy Carter, 98, former President of the United States
Rod Carew, 77, baseball player
Howard Hewitt, 67, singer
Alton Lister, 64, basketball player
Amp Lee, 51, football player
Sherri Saum, 48, actress
Greg Davis, Jr., 38, actor
Dizzee Rascal, 37, rapper
Donny Hathaway, 77, singer/songwriter (d. 1979)
Al Jackson, 1975, drummer (Booker T & The MG’s), (b. 1934)
ON THIS DATE IN…
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
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.