September 29

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1789 – A regular army was established by the U.S. War Department with a strength of several hundred men.

1916 – John D. Rockefeller became the first billionaire.

1930 – Lowell Thomas made his debut on CBS Radio. He was in the radio business for the next 46 years.

1950 – Bell Laboratories introduced the first telephone answering machine.

1953 – The television show “Make Room for Daddy” debuted on ABC.

1960 – The TV show “My Three Sons” premiered on ABC.

1963 – TV’s “My Favorite Martian” premiered on CBS.

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro — originally named Panther — was introduced.

1978 – Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment just over a month after becoming pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

1982 – Seven people died in Chicago, IL, after taking capsules of Extra-Strength Tylenol that had been laced with cyanide. The company recalled 264,000 bottles. This led to the use of safety seals on most consumer products.

1985 – The TV show “MacGyver” debuted on ABC.

1986 – The TV show “Designing Women” debuted on CBS.

1988 – The Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-26) blasted off from Cape Canaveral, in Florida, marking America’s return to manned space flight following the Challenger disaster.

1989 – Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of battery for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer who had pulled over her Rolls Royce for expired license plates. (Gabor served three days in jail.)

1992 – Magic Johnson announced that he was returning to professional basketball. The comeback ended in November, 1993.

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

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

1996 – The Nintendo 64 gaming system debuted.

2000 –  The movie “Remember the Titans” premiered in theaters.

2001 – New York mayor Rudy Giuliani opened the first “Saturday Night Live” episode after the 9-11 attacks. Paul Simon, a longtime friend of SNL producer Lorne Michaels, sings “The Boxer.”

2008 – Following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points — the largest single day point loss in its history.

2013 – The TV series “Breaking Bad” aired it’s last episode.



Ian McShane – 81 years old (1942) – Actor (TV’s “Lovejoy”, “Deadwood”, “Game of Thrones”)

Patricia Hodge – 77 years old (1946) – Actress (“Betrayal”)

Mark Farner – 75 years old (1948) – Singer, guitarist (Grand Funk Railroad). Born in Flint, MI.

Bryant Gumbel – 75 years old (1948) – TV host (TV’s “The Today Show”, “The Early Show”, “Real Sports”)

Andrew Dice Clay – 66 years old (1957) – Actor, comedian (“The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”, “Blue Jasmine”, TV’s “Crime Story”, “Making the Grade”, “Dice: Undisputed”)

Jill Whelan – 57 years old (1966) – Actress (Played Vicki Stubing on TV’s “The Love Boat”)

Erika Eleniak – 54 years old (1969) – Actress (“Bordello of Blood”, “The Beverly Hillbillies”, “Under Siege”, TV’s “Baywatch”)

Emily Lloyd – 53 years old (1970) – Actress (“Wish You Were Here”)



Ask a Stupid Question Day

Confucius Day

German Butterbrot Day

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

International Happy Goose Day

National Biscotti Day

National Coffee Day

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Starbucks Day

National VFW Day

Save the Koala Day

Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day

World Heart Day


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