Today is the 274th day of 2016 and the ninth day of autumn.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1935, the Boulder Dam (later renamed the Hoover Dam) was dedicated.
In 1947, Game 1 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees was the first World Series game broadcast on television.
In 1955, actor James Dean was killed in a car accident near Shandon, California, at age 24.
In 2005, a Danish newspaper published controversial cartoons about the Islamic prophet Muhammad, sparking protests and riots around the world.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Hans Geiger (1882-1945), physicist; Deborah Kerr (1921-2007), actress; Truman Capote (1924-1984), author; Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), author/activist; Angie Dickinson (1931- ), actress; Johnny Mathis (1935- ), singer-songwriter; Barry Williams (1954- ), actor; Fran Drescher (1957- ), actress; Tony Hale (1970- ), actor; Jenna Elfman (1971- ), actress; Marion Cotillard (1975- ), actress; Martina Hingis (1980- ), tennis player; T-Pain (1985- ), rapper/producer.
TODAY'S FACT: James Dean starred in just three films. Best known for his iconic role in "Rebel Without a Cause," Dean was posthumously nominated for the Academy Award for best actor in a leading role for "East of Eden" in 1956 and "Giant" in 1957.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1927, Babe Ruth broke his own record for home runs in a season by hitting his 60th, setting a record that stood for 34 years.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." -- Elie Wiesel
TODAY'S NUMBER: 209 -- total weeks Martina Hingis was the top-ranked women's tennis player, beginning in 1997.
TODAY'S MOON: New moon (Sept. 30).