► Today is Thursday, Sept. 29, the 272d day of 2011. There are 93 days left in the year. ► Today’s birthdays: Actress Lizabeth Scott is 89. Actor Steve Forrest is 86. Musical conductor Richard Bonynge is 81. Actress Anita Ekberg is 80. Writer-director Robert Benton is 79. Singer Jerry Lee Lewis is 76. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is 75. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) is 69. Actor Ian McShane is 69. Jazz musician Jean-Luc Ponty is 69. Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland, is 68. Television-film composer Mike Post is 67. Actress Patricia Hodge is 65. TV personality Bryant Gumbel is 63. Rock singer-musician Mark Farner is 63. Rock singer-musician Mike Pinera is 63. Country singer Alvin Crow is 61. Actor Drake Hogestyn is 58. Broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill is 56. Former child actor Ken Weatherwax ( “The Addams Family’’) is 56. Olympic gold medal runner Sebastian Coe is 55. Singer Suzzy Roche (the Roches) is 55. Comedian-actor Andrew “Dice’’ Clay is 54. Rock singer John Payne (Asia) is 53. Actor Roger Bart is 49. Singer-musician Les Claypool is 48. Actress Jill Whelan is 45. Actor Luke Goss is 43. Rhythm & blues singer Devante Swing (Jodeci) is 42. Actress Natasha Gregson Wagner is 41. Actor Zachary Levi is 31. Country singer Katie McNeill (3 of Hearts) is 29. Rock musician Josh Farro is 24. ► In 1907, the foundation stone was laid for the Washington National Cathedral, which wasn’t fully completed until this date in 1990. ► In 1918, Allied forces began their decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line during World War I. ► In 1938, British, French, German, and Italian leaders concluded the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at appeasing Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. ► In 1982, Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area. (To date, the case remains unsolved.) ► In 1986, the Soviet Union released Nicholas Daniloff, an American journalist confined on spying charges. ► In 2001, President George W. Bush condemned Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers for harboring Osama bin Laden and his followers as the United States pressed its military and diplomatic campaign against terror. ► In 2006, a Rhode Island nightclub owner was sentenced to four years in prison and his brother to probation under a plea agreement, angering relatives of the 100 people who died in a 2003 fire at the Station.