Sept. 18, 1943, was a Saturday during a time when The Star did not publish on that day of the week.
Sept. 18, 1993, in The Star: Anthony Thornton was the star last night for Saks High School’s football team, but the night still belonged to Wildcat coach Bobby Joe Johnson. Johnson, who had coached 26 seasons at Cherokee County before coming out of retirement to coach at Saks this fall, earned his 200th career victory as Saks soundly defeated Sylacauga 20-0. Thornton, a tailback, was essentially the offense for Saks. Defensive players who shined included Chris Honeycutt, who had two fumble recoveries and a quarterback sack; Tyrone Fountaine and Rusty Bouchard, who each intercepted a pass; and Brad Hewitt, who sacked the quarterback once.
A few events from other realms, other years:
1927 The Columbia Phonograph Broadcasting System (later CBS) made its on-air debut with a basic network of 16 radio stations.
1970 Rock star Jimi Hendrix died in London at age 27.
1981 A museum honoring former President Gerald R. Ford was dedicated in Grand Rapids, Mich.
1990 The city of Atlanta was named the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics.