Today is Friday, September 21st. There are 94 days until Christmas.

On today’s date in 1970, "Monday Night Football" debuted on ABC.  Howard Cosell, Don Meredith and Keith Jackson made up the show's first broadcast team.

In 2005, residents along the Gulf of Mexico and Texas began evacuating their homes in anticipation of the Category Five Hurricane Rita.  Packing winds of up to 175 miles an hour, the National Hurricane Center said Rita's remarkably low central pressure made it the third most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin.

Today is Pecan Cookie Day, POW/MIA Recognition Day, and Tradesman Day.

Happy Birthday to Author Stephen King who penned numerous classic fright novels, many of which became movies.

Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, and actor Bill Murray is 68.

Screenwriter and director Ethan Coen is 61. He won Oscars for the movies "Fargo" and "No Country for Old Men."

Country singer and actress Faith Hill is 51.

TV personality Nicole Richie is 37.  She co-starred with Paris Hilton in the "The Simple Life" series.  She's also the adopted daughter of Lionel Richie.

Actress Maggie Grace is 35.  Her credits include the series "Lost," the "Taken" films and the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" films.

Singer Jason Derulo is 29.

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