Today is Tuesday, October 2nd. There are 83 days until Christmas.

On this date in 1950, the first "Peanuts" comic strip was published in newspapers.

In 1995, O.J. Simpson's eight-month murder trial came to an end when the jury hearing Simpson's case reached a verdict of not guilty after only four hours of deliberations.

In 2008, almost 70-million Americans tuned in to the televised debate between vice presidential nominees Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.  It was the largest audience for a VP debate in American history, shattering the record set in 1984 between Vice President George H. W. Bush and Democrat Geraldine Ferraro.

In 2017, Singer Tom Petty died at the age of 66.

Today is Name Your Car Day, World No Alcohol Day, and Custodial Workers Recognition Day.

Happy Birthday to Don McLean who wrote and sang "American Pie" is 73.

Sting, of The Police, who used to be called Gordon Sumner, is 67.

‘80s teen sensation, Tiffany is 47. Her hits include, "I Saw Him Standing There" and "I Think We're Alone Now."