The first episode of "The Cosby Show" aired on Sept. 20, 1984.
World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson was born on Sept. 18, 1951.
Rapper Nas was born on Sept. 14, 1973.
On Sept. 16, 1925, legendary blues musician Riley “B.B.” King was born on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi.
On Sept. 15, 1963, four Black girls, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair, were killed in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, after a member of the Ku Klux Klan detonated a bomb.
At age 20, Vanessa Williams became the first Black woman to be crowned Miss America when she won the title on Sept. 17, 1983.