Today is Friday, October 19. There are 66 days until Christmas.

On this date in 1961, "West Side Story," starring Natalie Wood, premiered in U.S. theaters.

In 1983, the Senate approved a bill establishing a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1985, the very first Blockbuster store opened.

In 2015, Oprah bought ten percent of Weight Watchers for almost 45-million dollars.

Today is Mammography Day and Seafood Bisque Day. Tomorrow is American Beer Day and Navy Day. Sunday is Chocolate Day and Mother in Law Day.

Happy Birthday to “Harper Valley PTA” singer Jeannie C. Riley who’s 73.

Patrick Simmons, of the Doobie Brothers, is 70.

Amy Carter is 51.  She is the daughter of former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn.

TV personality John Edward is 49.  He was the host of the TV show "Crossing Over with John Edward."

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