Almanac for Saturday, September 17, 2022 | Way of life

Today is the 260th day of 2022 and the 89th day of summer.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Rube Foster (1879-1930), baseball player/manager; William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), physician/poet; Hank Williams Sr. (1923-1953), singer-songwriter; George Blanda (1927-2010), football player; Anne Bancroft (1931-2005), actress; Ken Kesey (1935-2001), author; Phil Jackson (1945- ), basketball player/coach; Baz Luhrmann (1962- ), filmmaker; Kyle Chandler (1965- ), actor; Jimmie Johnson (1975- ), racing driver; Flo Rida (1979- ), rapper; Alex Ovechkin (1985- ), hockey player; Patrick Mahomes (1995- ), football player.

FACT OF THE DAY: NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, Enterprise, at a ceremony in Palmdale, California on this day in 1976.

SPORTS TODAY: In 2004, Barry Bonds became the third player in baseball history (after Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth) to hit 700 career home runs.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “All I know is this: No one is very big in the first place, and it seems to me that everyone goes through life tearing everyone down.” — Ken Kesey, “Flight Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

NUMBER TODAY: 30 years — A state of war existed between Israel and Egypt when the Camp David Accords were signed on this day in 1978.

TODAY’S MOON: Last Quarter Moon (September 17).

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