Today is Wednesday, October 24. There are 61 days until Christmas.

On this date in 1940, the 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

In 1962, the United States' blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis began.

In 1987, Michael Jackson topped the charts with his hit song "Bad."

In 2017, American pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino died at the age of 89 at his home in Harvey, Louisiana after a long-term illness.

 

Today is Bologna Day, Food Day, and Medical Assistants Recognition Day.

Happy Birthday to Bill Wyman, of the Rolling Stones, who is 82.

Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham is 79. He won the Oscar for his role in "Amadeus."

Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline is 71.  He won the Oscar for his role in "A Fish Called Wanda."

Grammy award-winning hip-hop star Drake is 32.