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• Toni Collette (The United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine) is 46

• Jenny McCarthy is 46

• Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) is 37

• Penn Badgely (Gossip Girl) is 32


• 1800: U.S. President John Adams became the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion, later renamed the White House.

• 1870: In the United States, the Weather Bureau — later renamed the National Weather Service — made its first official meteorological forecast.

• 1913: The forward pass gained national prominence when used in Notre Dame’s startling upset of Army 35-13. Just a few years before, the forward pass had been authorized by a rules committee of what would become the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

• 1990: McDonald’s announced it would replace styrofoam burger boxes with paper containers.

• 2012: Scientists detected evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang.


• November is Movember, American Diabetes Awareness Month, Aviation Month, National Adoption Month, National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, National Georgia Pecan Month, National Novel Writing Month, Vegan Month, National Fun with Fondue Month, National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, National Pepper Month, National Stuffing Month, National Raisin Bread Month

• All Saints’ Day

• Author’s Day

• Calzone Day

• Give Up Your Shoulds Day

• Deep Fried Clams Day

• Family Caregiver Day

• Go Cook For Your Pets Day

• Men Make Dinner Day

• World Vegan Day


• November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 4: New York City marathon
• November 6: Election day
• November 6: College basketball season begins
• November 9: World Chess Championship (November 9-28) in London
• November 12: Veterans Day
• November 21: Hanksgiving. Always the day before Thanksgiving, Hanksgiving is a day to give thanks for one of the world’s most beloved actors, Tom Hanks.
• November 22: Thanksgiving
• November 23: Black Friday
• November 24: Small Business Saturday
• November 26: Cyber Monday
• November 27: Giving Tuesday
• December 2: Hanukkah starts
• December 6: Time Person of the Year
• December 6: Golden Globe nominees announced
• December 21: Winter begins (5:23 PM ET)
• January 6: Golden Globes
• January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day


85: Percentage of men who die during intercourse who were cheating on their wives.


Hawaii’s state supreme court has given approval for the building of a huge telescope on a Hawaiian mountain. [So if you visit Hawaii, be sure to close your curtains.]

Russia’s space agency said that its rocket that failed a few weeks ago failed due to a technical malfunction. [Wow, thanks for the update. Here I was thinking it ran out of gas.]

Wednesday was Halloween. [I wasn’t going to answer the door this year but one kid fooled me. He was dressed as the UPS guy.]

Canada is in the middle of a marijuana shortage. [But people are feeling way too mellow to complain.]

A new analysis of Neanderthal teeth reveals that they were exposed to lead. [That’s interesting. I never pictured a Neanderthal spending his weekend putting a second and third coat of paint on his basement man cave.]

Scientists off the coast of California were surprised to find over 1,000 mother octopuses sitting with their eggs. [That’s because no one today can afford a babysitter.]

The new health craze is vaping vitamins. [It’s bad enough when I have to listen to someone go on and on about how healthy he is. Now I’ve got to deal with the big braggart literally blowing smoke in my face.]

A new study suggests that the gut may control the body movements. [Makes sense. My gut makes me turn the steering wheel toward the nearest drive-thru.]

A white nurse at a Missouri hospital lost her job after dressing in blackface. [Just so I’ll be prepared for any additional stories like this, can someone please tell me just how many people there are in Megyn Kelly’s family?]

In New Mexico, a hunting dog shot his owner in the back. [Investigators say it began as an argument after the dog found the hairs of another dog on the man’s pants leg.]


HAIL OF BEER CANS AT RED SOX PARADE DAMAGE WORLD SERIES TROPHY _ As the Boston Red Sox made their way along the parade route Wednesday, overeager fans who were willing to part with their beer cans did damage to players, the manager, and the World Series trophy. Manager Alex Cora was the target of an open beer, courtesy of an underage dummy who was later arrested.

RED SOX’S HOMETOWN CELEBRATION INVOLVED OVER $300K IN BOOZE _ As a pregame to their victory parade, the Red Sox continued celebrating their World Series win against the LA Dodgers in their hometown by hitting a Boston nightclub on Tuesday. The 2018 champs partied with over $300,000 worth of booze.

WHY DOES CHRISTMAS START SO EARLY? _ Halloween is over which means Christmas is just around the corner. Or so you’d think if you visit retail stores this week. Why does Christmas start so early? One theory is that during World War II it was necessary to mail Christmas gifts early for the troops in Europe. Merchants joined the effort to encourage customers to shop and mail early, and the protracted Christmas shopping season was born.

TYPICAL TWEET SHORTER SINCE CHARACTER LENGTH DOUBLED _ Twitter says that a year after doubling the character limit for tweets, the average length of messages actually got a smidge shorter. The typical length of a tweet in English actually dropped by a character to 33.

STUDENT WEARING AMMUNITION ON HALLOWEEN COSTUME _ Police were called when a student was seen in a University of Central Florida building wearing a Halloween costume with live ammunition on it. The student was wearing a Terminator costume that included a belt with live shotgun shells strapped across his chest. The 20-year-old student was detained, questioned about his attire and then released.

SINGLES’ DAY IN CHINA IS BIGGER THAN BLACK FRIDAY _ Thought Black Friday was big? Think again. China’s Singles’ Day has become nearly four times the combined size of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which are two of the biggest shopping days in the United States. Singles’ Day was launched as a social activity at China’s Nanjing University in 1993 to celebrate being solo. Then China’s huge online retail website Alibaba adopted the celebration as a commercial holiday, capitalizing on the Chinese saying, “If you can’t be with someone you like, you can at least be with something you like.”

… On November 11 the mega-event will mark its 10th anniversary. In 2017 Singles’ Day brought in a whopping $25.3 billion for Alibaba.

LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS HAVE A 58% SUCCESS RATE _ Research shows long-distance relationships have a 58 percent success rate. What qualifies as a long-distance relationship? According to the survey respondents, living at least 132 miles away from each other is the official qualifying factor. The study pinpointed the four-month mark as being the hardest part of the relationship. But according to the data, if your long-distance relationship can survive the eight-month milestone, it gets a lot easier.

… According to the results, the average long-distance couple will send each other 343 texts every week and spend eight hours a week talking on the phone or video chatting.

… The survey showed that lack of physical intimacy was still the biggest challenge.

UPS WORKER GETS SEND-OFF FROM CUSTOMERS _ For more than 40 years, UPS driver Jerry Bollinger picked up and delivered UPS packages in California (Palos Verdes Estates). Six months ago he began telling customers along his route that his last day would be Halloween. Sue Elliott, general manager at the TravelStore travel agency, shared the news with everyone in their strip mall and they all agreed they had to make Jerry’s last days special.

… About three weeks ago, TravelStore employees and workers with other businesses in the plaza put a plan in motion to get the word out about Jerry’s last day, even contacting his boss to find out what time he’d arrive, and making posters for people to sign. Separately, some area residents also started collecting cards and even started a retirement account for Bollinger on

… On Tuesday (October 30) dozens of well-wishers — many dressed in homemade brown UPS costumes and cutouts of Bollinger’s face as masks — greeted him as he drove into the plaza at 10:30 AM sharp on his last day. Many cheered and chanted “Jer-ry! Jer-ry!” as he entered the parking lot. Bollinger, who worked for 40 years, three months and two weeks with UPS, to be exact, spent about 30 years working his most recent route. He said that after working so long, he hasn’t yet decided how he’ll spend his retirement.

KFC GAVE $ TO PARENTS WHO NAMED NEWBORN AFTER COLONEL SANDERS _  KFC has given an enormous sum of money to a North Carolina family who named their newborn daughter after the chain’s founder, Colonel Sanders. The little girl’s college fund is $11,000 larger after her parents deliberately named Harland Rose after Colonel Harland Sanders in a baby naming competition. • IMAGE

… Baby Harland Rose was born on September 9 on what would have been the Colonel’s 128th birthday. The company announced the competition back in August, stipulating that the first family to name their baby Harland on September 9 would receive the huge sum of money.

WOMEN WITH LARGER BUTTS MIGHT BE SMARTER AND HEALTHIER _ Women with a large posterior might be smarter and healthier than their skinny-thighed counterparts. Basically, scientists (University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital) who have been thinking about butts for a while determined that people who carry more fat in their rear are also carrying extra protection against diabetes, heart disease and other conditions associated with obesity. Women with bigger rears also tend to have lower cholesterol and their bodies are better equipped to produce hormones that metabolize sugar. One doctor (at Mayo Clinic) put it this way: “If you’re going to have fat, you’re definitely better off if you’ve got some fat in the lower body.”

… Here’s where things get weird: Having a bigger butt actually might mean you’re smarter, too. Having a bigger rear requires more Omega 3 fats, which have been proven in other studies to help brain development. Researchers have also found that children born to curvy women tend to be smarter than those born to skinny moms.

FACEBOOK OF THE DEAD _ The blog What If tackles the question “When, if ever, will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than of living ones? Based on the site’s growth rate, and the age breakdown of their users over time… Facebook’s crossover date — the date when the dead outnumber the living — will come sometime around 2065.”

WHAT IS THE EXACTLY PERFECT TIME TO DRINK YOUR COFFEE? _ Most people drink coffee first thing in the morning. But is that the right way to do it? If you’ve ever had coffee and felt like it didn’t work, you’ve run into the field of chronopharmacology — the study of how medications and drugs interact with your biology. I’ll skip the boring parts and get to the caffeine: In the morning your coffee will probably be the most effective if you enjoy it between 9:30 and 11:30. In the afternoon the precise optimal time to drink coffee is at 2:16 PM.

ARIZONA WORKERS FIND WOMAN WHO SURVIVED IN DESERT FOR 6 DAYS _ An Arizona transportation worker found a 53-year-old woman dehydrated and injured after her car went off a highway. The woman survived for six days before being found. Despite being somewhat lethargic and in pain, she was alert enough to open her eyes and answer questions. She was dirty from sleeping on the ground and had facial trauma — likely from the crash.

… She was airlifted to a hospital about 15 minutes later, ending her six-day ordeal in a rural area. It’s not clear how she survived, but temperatures were relatively mild — dropping to the mid-50s at night and reaching the low 80s during that time period. The woman said she lost control of her car on October 12 and stayed inside the car for several days before trying to walk toward some railroad tracks to find help. She was too weak to make it.

HOW TO GIVE NEGATIVE FEEDBACK _ Whether you’re a manager, a customer, or a parent, odds are pretty good you’ll be giving someone some negative feedback soon. If done incorrectly negative feedback can lead to resentment. So here’s a tip from the experts: Keep it short. According to an article in Fast Company, length doesn’t correlate to success when it comes to delivering negative feedback; long conversations confuse as often as they clarify. Your goal is to communicate the negative feedback, not to produce a dazzling epiphany, a heartfelt apology, or a ton of emotive dialogue. Once you’ve communicated your message, get out of the conversation, and allow time and space for the feedback to work.

SECOND WIVES GET A BETTER RING _ They might not get a white wedding or a Kim Kardashian style multi-million dollar ring but second wives do get a more expensive sparkler than their man’s first wife. Research has revealed that, on average, men preparing to propose to wife number two spend about $2,000 more on the engagement ring. Asked why they splashed out more on their second marriage, 48 percent said the extra cash was worth it because they had more faith in the security of their new relationship while 38 percent admitted it was simply because they were wealthier.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: DO MORE PUSH-UPS AND PULL-UPS _ When it comes to a simple, strength-based exercise that you can do pretty much anywhere, the humble push-up is hard to beat. Research (University of Sydney) looking at more than 80,000 adults compared different forms of exercise and found that those who did strength-based exercise just twice a week had a 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death by any means, and a 31 percent reduction in cancer-related death.

… On the other hand, a reduced risk of cancer-related death did not apply to those who only met the World Health Organization’s aerobic guidelines of 150 minutes a week.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN ENGAGED TO A GHOST AUDIO _ A British woman who claimed she has slept with at least 20 ghosts says she’s now engaged to a one. Amethyst Realm told a British TV show (ITV This Morning) that she cheated on her fiancé with a ghost, and has since gone on to have supernatural affairs with at least 20 paranormal beings. Now she says she’s found true love with a ghost. Realm said the ghost asked her to get married during a trip to celebrate their nine-month relationship. She said, “There was no going down on one knee — he doesn’t have knees. But for the first time, I heard him speak. I could actually hear his voice and it was beautiful. Deep, sexy and real.” The 30-year-old said she met her match, who doesn’t have a name, during a work trip to Australia in February.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: STOLEN COLON FOUND IN VACANT HOME _ Two weeks ago someone stole something worth $4,000 from the University of Kansas Cancer Center. After following up on a tip, Kansas City Police found the stolen object in a vacant home. The object was a large, inflatable colon. In other words, it was a colon that was stolen. The stolen colon — weighing 150 pounds — is used as a walk-through education tool. • IMAGE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FAKE EARS COME OFF _  In Russia a crook was on the run and was going to try to sneak across the border out of the country. So he stole a passport and then had himself made up to look like the person in the picture, right down to having a large pair of artificial ears made. And wouldn’t you know it, just as the guy was passing through customs, the glue on the fake ears came off and the ears began to fall away from his head.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WEIRDO EATS SOUP DIRECTLY FROM SUPERMARKET BUFFET _ A grocery store shopper was noticed for his less than appetizing — and unhygienic — way of eating soup. The man was caught on video by a fellow shopper at an unnamed grocery store taking a sample of soup from the hot bar straight from the ladle. The unidentified man, who is holding a bag of what appears to be produce to purchase, is seen taking the ladle out of the soup pot and sipping from it. The witness claims to have notified security right after the footage was shot. Editor: One Twitter user thinks the video was shot at a Chicago area supermarket. • VIDEO

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ACCUSED OF DUMPING HUMAN WASTE ONTO FAMILY’S DRIVEWAY _ This week a Florida man accused of dumping a port-a-potty full of human waste onto a family’s driveway got off with just a $100 fine. Detectives say Matthew Moore loaded a port-a-potty onto a trailer, drove it to the home of a contractor and pushed it onto the man’s driveway. The contractor had apparently not removed the port-a-potty on time. Moore ended up cutting a deal with prosecutors, letting him plead no contest to littering.


THE BIG BANG THEORY (8p ET, CBS) — New. Leonard is responsible for distributing extra grant money, causing issues with the friends.

NFL FOOTBALL (8p ET, FOX) — Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers


THE GOOD PLACE (8:30p ET, NBC) — New. Eleanor travels to Nevada to confront the mother she believed was dead.

YOUNG SHELDON (8:30p ET, CBS) — New. Sheldon gets into trouble with fellow child genius Paige at the science museum.

WILL & GRACE (9p ET, NBC) — New. On a road trip with her father (guest star Robert Klein), Grace reveals a past secret. Legendary drag queen Miss Coco Peru also guest stars.

MURPHY BROWN (9:30p ET, CBS) — New. The team gears up for its live all-day coverage of the midterm elections. Peter Gallagher guest stars.

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (10p ET, ABC) — New. Annalise receives a call from Gov. Birkhead.

S.W.A.T. (10:05p ET, CBS) — New. Hondo is emotionally affected by a suspect’s death.

LAW & ORDER: SVU (10p ET, NBC) — New. SVU investigates when a father and his two young children are stabbed to death in their home.


THE CONNERS DROPS IN RATINGS _ The Conners continues to trend downward. ABC has ordered one extra episode to the original order of 10. Could this be the show’s final finale?

THE RANCH JUST GOT A FOURTH SEASON _ The Ranch is still definitely a thing on Netflix, and it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon. The streaming service has renewed the show for a 20-episode fourth season. Cast members Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott and Elisha Cuthbert are also expected to return for Season 4 along with Season 3’s newest addition, Dax Shepard.

THE MEG 2 IS IN THE WORKS _ If you enjoyed The Meg and want more big shark action, you might be in luck. Word has it that The Meg 2 is being planned.

WOMAN SAYS WEINSTEIN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER WHEN SHE WAS 16 _ In an amended complaint to an ongoing lawsuit, Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a 2002 event in New York City. The complaint, filed Wednesday, says Weinstein “lured” a woman identified as Jane Doe “to his apartment and sexually assaulted her.” The complaint says that Weinstein “continued to emotionally abuse and sexually harass her for nearly a decade thereafter.” The complaint added, “Jane Doe was a virgin.”

ABC COMEDY INSPIRED BY KELLY RIPA, RYAN SEACREST _ ABC has given the go-ahead to a pilot episode of Work Wife, inspired by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Written by Michael Ian Black, the comedy will explore the dynamics surrounding “work spouses” who have very few boundaries with each other and how that impacts their relationships with everyone else.

… Ripa and Seacrest, who currently co-host the daytime talk show Live With Kelly & Ryan, will serve as executive producers.

ALEX TREBEK SIGNS CONTRACT THROUGH 2022 _ Alex Trebek is sticking around on Jeopardy for at least a few more years. Alex’s new deal will keep him dropping clues through the 2021-22 TV season.

TOP GUN 2 BRINGS CHRISTOPHER MCQUARRIE IN FOR SCRIPT REWRITES _ Fresh off the massive critical and commercial success of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Christopher McQuarrie has been brought in to rewrite parts of the Top Gun 2 script, which will make it McQuarrie and Tom Cruise’s tenth film together. Sources confirmed most of the screenplay has already been completed.

… Top Gun: Maverick opens June 26, 2020.

JONAH HILL, LIEV SCHREIBER TO HOST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE _ Jonah Hill and Liev Schreiber will each host an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live. Hill stars in the recent Netflix series Maniac alongside Emma Stone. His feature directorial debut, Mid90s, is currently in theaters. He will host this weekend’s show and be joined by musical guest Maggie Rogers.

… Schreiber, the star of Showtime drama Ray Donovan, will make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut November 10. He will be joined by musical guest Lil Wayne.

PARTS UNKNOWN EPISODE IN FRANCE WILL NOT AIR _ The episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown that Anthony Bourdain was filming in France when he died will not air. Bourdain died by suicide at age 61 in a hotel in Kaysersberg, France, in June while he was shooting the travel show with his friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert.

… The final original episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will be the Lower East Side, airing on November 11.

BETTER CALL SAUL ACTOR SAYS HE CUT OFF HIS ARM _ An actor who’s appeared in several films and TV shows, including AMC’s Better Call Saul, admitted to sawing off his own arm and posing as a war veteran for nearly two decades. Todd Lawson LaTourrette said that coming clean was “a necessity” because the lie he’d held inside was “so difficult to live with.” LaTourrette said that he was bipolar, and nearly two decades ago, while going through what he called “a psychotic episode,” made the decision to sever his right arm with a circular saw and cauterize the wound. The actor said this happened while he was off his medication. Prior to sawing his arm off, LaTourrette was a struggling actor, but Hollywood eventually took notice, especially once he spun the tale that he was a war veteran. He said, “They trusted me that I was exactly who I said I was. I was hired because I lied.”

CBS GIVES ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT ITS OWN STREAMING SERVICE _ CBS expanding its menu of free streaming services. It just launched ET Live, a no-cost Entertainment Tonight offshoot that provides 24/7 coverage of celebrity news, fashion and other superficial programming.

FIRST TRAILER FOR ISN’T IT ROMANTIC _ The first sneak peak of Isn’t It Romantic, an upcoming romantic comedy film starring Rebel Wilson, has been shared online. The description: “New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare — a romantic comedy — and she is the leading lady.” Isn’t It Romantic comes to theaters on February 14. • VIDEO


Find these audio files on the PRO AUDIO PAGE.

• GHOST DATER: A British woman has been dating a ghost for 6 months.  →  November 1 Wacky-But-True

• BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: Charlene McMahon from Scotland shared a cute video of her sassy three-year-old daughter, Holly Lee, belting out an adorable rendition of Queen’s 1975 rock classic Bohemian Rhapsody while sitting in her car seat. • VIDEO

• WE WILL ROCK YOU: The movie about the rock band Queen is out Friday. Here’s a quick version of We Will Rock You to set up your movie review.



It seems we’re split on so much in the this country, but we actually have more in common than you think. The Associated Press combed through some studies to discover what unites the United States. Here are 11 things 90% of Americans believe in:

• God

• Our country (we’re patriotic)

• Preventing terrorism

• Cloning is wrong

• Everyone should have an equal opportunity to succeed

• Getting more than a high school education

• You should always vote

• Birth control

• Getting rich by working hard

• Staying true to your spouse

• Teaching sex education in public schools


• If you expect the line to be long, a bottled water and snack bar are acceptable. A Yeti cooler is not.

• Don’t ask polling place workers, “Do you really count these?”

• Don’t wear your Michael Meyers Halloween costume. The Groot costume should be OK.

• Don’t wonder aloud, “I’m so confused about who to vote for now that Kanye’s no longer offering advice on politics.”

• Don’t brag to other voters that it’s your “third time today.”

• After pulling the curtain closed don’t yell out, “Hey, who used all the shampoo?!”


On Reddit there’s a list of Shower Thoughts where people share stuff they thought of while showering.

• The saying “out of sight, out of mind” does not apply when you are in your room, catch glimpse of a spider and then lose it.

• In forty years, some of the recipes that we stole from food blogs will be known as “old family recipes” by our grandchildren.

• Nothing puts you in a bad mood faster than when you feel perfectly fine and someone tells you that you look like you’re in a bad mood.

• Cheese is just a loaf of milk.

• If your birthday is December 31, you can never say that your birthday is next year.

• Needing to pee in the middle of the night and not getting up is like arguing with someone when they are right and you know you are wrong.

• The goal of a tutor is to get you to stop hiring them.

• Leaving the toilet seat up is a man’s way to show we aren’t peeing on your seat.


TRIVIA: 450,000 people injure themselves each year (in the U.S.) doing what? (Trying to slice a bagel)

TRIVIA: The typical American goes through 57 of these every day. (Squares of toilet paper)

TRIVIA: What Hall of Fame will you find in Canastota, New York? (Boxing)



• David Schwimmer is 52

• Marisol Nichols (Riverdale) is 47

• Nelly is 44


• 1895: The first gasoline-powered race was held in the United States. First prize: $2,000.

• 1920: KDKA of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, started broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast was of the results of the U.S. presidential election.

• 1959: After being struck in the face with a puck, goalkeeper Jacques Plante returned to play wearing a protective mask for the first time in professional play.

• 1983: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating Martin Luther King Day.

• 2000: The first crew arrived at the International Space Station.

• 2013: In Wisconsin, two planes carrying nine skydivers collided in midair; the skydivers used their parachutes to steer themselves clear of the debris, and the two pilots survived with minor injuries.


• All Souls Day

• Love Your Lawyer Day

• Plan Your Epitaph Day

• Deviled Egg Day


• November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 4: New York City marathon
• November 6: Election day
• November 6: College basketball season begins
• November 9: World Chess Championship (November 9-28) in London
• November 12: Veterans Day
• November 21: Hanksgiving. Always the day before Thanksgiving, Hanksgiving is a day to give thanks for one of the world’s most beloved actors, Tom Hanks.
• November 22: Thanksgiving
• November 23: Black Friday
• November 24: Small Business Saturday
• November 26: Cyber Monday
• November 27: Giving Tuesday
• December 2: Hanukkah starts
• December 6: Time Person of the Year
• December 6: Golden Globe nominees announced
• December 21: Winter begins (5:23 PM ET)
• January 6: Golden Globes
• January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day



• Roseanne Barr is 66. Kate Capshaw is 65. Dennis Miller is 65. Dolph Lundgren is 61. Kendall Jenner 23.

• Pumpkin Destruction Day. Sandwich Day. Sausage and Sauerkraut Day. Book Lovers Day. Housewife’s Day. International Stout Day. National Bison Day.


• Loretta Swit is 81. Markie Post is 68. Country singer Kim Forester of the Forester Sisters is 58. Kathy Griffin is 58. Ralph Macchio is 57. Jeff Probst is 57. Matthew McConaughey is 49. Sean Combs is 49. Bethenny Frankel is 48.

• Daylight Saving Time Ends. National Candy Day. Use Your Common Sense Day.