Today is Tuesday, October 16th. There are 69 days until Christmas.

On this date in 1962, the Cuban missile crisis began when President John F. Kennedy was informed him that reconnaissance photos showed missile bases in Cuba.

In 1969, the New York Mets won their first World Series title.  They had been 100-to-one long shots at the beginning of the season.

In 1987, 18-month-old Jessica McClure was rescued after being trapped for nearly three days in an abandoned well shaft in Midland, Texas.

In 1995, black men from around the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C., for the "The Million Man March."

Today is Boss’s Day, Dictionary Day, Pasta Day, and Mulligan Day.

Happy Birthday to Actress Angela Lansbury who is 93.  She is best known for her role as Jessica Fletcher on the television show "Murder, She Wrote."

Actress Suzanne Somers, of “Three’s Company” and Thighmaster fame is 72. 

Flea, the bass player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers is 56.

Singer-songwriter John Mayer is 41.

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