James Meredith became the first Black student to register at the University of Mississippi on Oct. 1, 1962.
Singer Cissy Houston was born on Sept. 30, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey.
Jazz great Miles Davis dies at age 65 on Sept. 28, 1991.
Don Cornelius was born on Sept. 27, 1936, in Chicago.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams was born on Sept. 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan.
Actor and rapper Will Smith was born on Sept. 25, 1968, in Philadelphia.