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The's Daybreak: Oct. 23, 2009

Posted: October 22, 2009 9:39 p.m.
Updated: October 23, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

Today is Friday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2009. There are 69 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Oct. 23, 1983, 241 U.S. service members, most of them Marines, were killed in a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International Airport in Lebanon; a near-simultaneous attack on French forces killed 58 paratroopers.

Ten years ago:
Sixteen members of the Ku Klux Klan held a silent rally in New York City as thousands of counter-demonstrators jeered them.

Baseball Hall of Famer Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., is 78. Movie director Philip Kaufman is 73. Soccer great Pele is 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Barbara Ann Hawkins (The Dixie Cups) is 66. Actor Michael Rupert is 58. Movie director Ang Lee is 55. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 53. Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 53. Community activist Martin Luther King III is 52. Movie director Sam Raimi is 50. Parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic is 50. Rock musician Robert Trujillo (Metallica) is 45. Christian/jazz singer David Thomas (Take 6) is 43. Rock musician Brian Nevin (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) is 43. Actor Ryan Reynolds is 33.  

California Lotto
Mega Millions

13-17-25-45-55 Mega: 8
Draw date: Tuesday, Oct. 20
Jackpot: $21 million

22-30-33-43-47 Mega: 25
Draw date: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, Oct. 22

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, Oct. 22

Daily 3
Midday: 7-2-4
Evening: 8-6-6
Draw date: Thursday, Oct. 22

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:45:69
Draw date: Thursday, Oct. 22


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