Born On This Day:
- William Faulkner, 1897
- Mark Rothko, 1903
- Red Smith, 1905
- Dmitry Shostakovich, 1906
- Phil Rizzuto, 1918
- Aldo Ray, 1926
- Ronnie Barker, 1929
- Barbara Walters, 1931
- Glenn Gould, 1932
- Juliet Prowse, 1936
- Michael Douglas, 1944
- Felicity Kendal, 1946
- Mark Hamill, 1952
- Christopher Reeve, 1952
- Heather Locklear, 1961
- Scottie Pippin, 1965
- Will Smith, 1968
- Catherine Zeta-Jones, 1969
Died On This Day:
- Ring Lardner, 1933
- Emily Post, 1960
- Erich Maria Remarque, 1970
- Hugo L. Black, 1971
- Bob Considine, 1975
- John Bonham, 1980
- King Leopold III Belgians, 1983
- Walter Pidgeon, 1984
- Emlyn Williams, 1987
- Mary Astor, 1987
- Billy Carter, 1988
- Klaus Barbie, 1991
- George Plimpton, 2003
- Don Adams, 2005
- Andy Williams, 2012
- Arnold Palmer, 2016
- 1066 - Last Anglo Saxon King of England Harold victorious at Battle of Stamford Bridge. (See Oct. 14)
- 1493 - Columbus sets sail on second voyage; to reach Haiti, Jamaica and takes 500 captives back to Spain.
- 1513 - Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean-claims all border lands for Spain.
- 1690 - America's first newspaper, 'Publick Occurrences Foreign and Domestick' published/suppressed.
- 1804 - 12th Amendment to constitution separates ballots for President and Vice President comes into effect.
- 1818 - British obstetrician James Blundell performs first sucessful blood transfusion using human blood on a patient with postpartum hemorrhage; donor was patient's husband.
- 1844 - First international cricket match in history begins between US and Canada at St. George's Cricket Club, Bloomington Park, New York; Canada wins in day 3 by 23 runs.
- 1882 - First double header baseball game played between Worcester, NY and Providence RI at NY.
- 1897 - Britain's first motor bus service introduced in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
- 1925 - First American Negro troupe including Josephine Baker plays Paris at Theatre des Champs-Elysees.
- 1944 - Ending of the 9-day Battle of Arnhem with Nazi victory over Brits; 1,984 allied dead, 6,854 captured. WWII
- 1956 - Transatlantic cable telephones inaugurated between Britain and U.S.
- 1957 - Victory for integration of Central High, Little Rock as 9 black students enter school under protection of 1,000 Army troops.
- 1962 - Sonny Liston KO's Floyd Patterson in first round at Chicago to become Heavyweight boxing champ.
- 1992 - Gregory Kingsley, age 12, wins landmark right to 'divorce' parents in Orlando, FL.
- 1997 - Andy Green and British team break land speed record driving 714 mph in 'Thrust' in Nevada desert.
Feast Day of Saint:
- Sergius of Radonezh (died today 1392)
- Francis of Camporosso
- Vincent Strambi
- JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
- ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
- LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
- CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
- BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
- CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
- ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
- YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
- SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
- SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
- DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
- PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
- LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
- CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
- OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
- NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
- NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
- RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month
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