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The's Daybreak: Oct. 24, 2009

Posted: October 23, 2009 10:08 p.m.
Updated: October 24, 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. 24, the 297th day of 2009. There are 68 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
In Oct. 24, 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect. (On this date in 1949, construction began on the U.N. headquarters in New York.)

Five years ago:
A plane owned by top NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports crashed near Martinsville, Va., killing all ten people aboard. A Russian-U.S. crew aboard a Soyuz capsule returned to Earth from the international space station in a pinpoint landing in Kazakhstan.

Football Hall-of-Famer Y.A. Tittle is 83. Rock musician Bill Wyman is 73. Actor-producer David Nelson is 73. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 70. Actor Kevin Kline is 62. Former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume is 61. Country musician Billy Thomas (Terry McBride and the Ride) is 56. Actor B.D. Wong is 49. Rock musician Ben Gillies (Silverchair) is 30. Singer-actress Monica Arnold is 29. Rhythm-and-blues singer Adrienne Bailon (3lw) is 26. Actress Shenae Grimes (TV: "90210") is 20. 

California Lotto
Mega Millions

27-45-48-54-56 Mega: 2
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 23
Jackpot: $18 million

22-30-33-43-47 Mega: 25
Draw date: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 23

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 23

Daily 3
Midday: 0-3-0
Evening: 6-4-7
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 23

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:49:33
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 23



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