Today is Saturday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2017. There are 92 days left in the year.
On Sept. 30, 1947, the World Series was broadcast on television for the first time; the New York Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-3 in game 1 (the Yankees went on to win the Series four games to three).
In 1777, the Continental Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces — moved to York, Pennsylvania.
In 1846, Boston dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time as he extracted an ulcerated tooth from merchant Eben Frost.
In 1917, legendary jazz drummer and bandleader Bernard "Buddy" Rich was born in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1927, Babe Ruth of the Yankees hit his 60th homer of the season to break his own major-league record during a 4-2 victory over the Washington Senators.
In 1938, after co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said, "I believe it is peace for our time."
In 1952, the motion picture "This Is Cinerama," which introduced the triple-camera, triple-projector Cinerama widescreen process, premiered at the Broadway Theatre in New York. In 1955, actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, California.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Angie Dickinson is 86. Singer Cissy Houston is 84. Singer Johnny Mathis is 82. Actress Victoria Tennant is 67. Actor Barry Williams is 63. Actress Fran Drescher is 60. Rock musician Bill Rieflin (R.E.M.) is 57. Actress Crystal Bernard is 56. Actor Eric Stoltz is 56. Actress Monica Bellucci is 53. Actor Tony Hale is 47. Actress Marion Cotillard is 42. Actor Kieran Culkin is 35. Singerrapper T-Pain is 33.