Today is Friday, November 9th. There are 45 days until Christmas.

On this date in 1927, the Giant Panda was discovered in China.

In 1961, the Professional Golfers Association eliminated their "Caucasian only" rule.

In 1966, John Lennon met the woman who would become his second wife, Yoko Ono, at her art exhibition in London.

In 1967, the inaugural issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine was published.

In 1989, the Berlin Wall came down after communist East Germany opened its borders to allow its citizens to travel to West Germany.

In 1999, the Recording Industry Association of America declared the Eagles' "Greatest Hits 1971-1975" the best-selling album of the century.

Today is Vanilla Cupcake Day, Forget-Me-Not Day, and the Marine Corps' birthday.

Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno is 67. He was a two-time Mr. Universe, and starred as the "Incredible Hulk."

Sandy "Pepa" Denton, of Salt-n-Pepa is 52.

Wrestler Chris Jericho, the WWE's first "Undisputed Champion" is 48.

Actor Eric Dane, Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan on the TV show "Grey's Anatomy" is 46.

Singer Nick Lachey, from 98 Degrees is 45.

TV personality Vanessa Minnillo Lachey is 38.  She’s a former Miss Teen USA, and was a reporter for "Entertainment Tonight" and MTV.  She's married to singer Nick Lachey.