TODAY’S ‘FIVE’ STARTING POINTS
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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 2022., the 312th day of 2022. 53 days to 2023
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TODAY’S ‘FIVE’ HISTORY MOMENTS
In 2016, Republican Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice. Republicans kept their majorities in the Senate and House.
In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln won reelection as he defeated Democratic challenger George B. McClellan.
In 1966, Republican Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California, defeating Democratic incumbent Pat Brown.
In 2000, a statewide recount began in Florida, which emerged as critical in deciding the winner of the 2000 presidential election. Earlier that day, Vice President Al Gore had telephoned Texas Gov. George W. Bush to concede but called back about an hour later to retract his concession.
Ten years ago: Jared Lee Loughner was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the January 2011 shootings in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
In 1935, the movies "Mutiny on the Bounty," starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton, and "A Night at the Opera," starring the Marx Brothers, premiered in New York.
TODAY’S ‘FIVE’ ENTERTAINMENT MOMENTS
In 1971, Led Zeppelin released an untitled album called "Led Zeppelin 4."
On Nov. 8, 1965, the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" premiered on NBC.
In 1968, a London court granted Cynthia Lennon a divorce from John Lennon. They married in 1962.
Also in 1968, Jean Terrell replaced Diana Ross in The Supremes.
In 1995, rapper Flavor Flav was arrested on gun and drug charges while driving a cab in New York City. He had been released from prison two months earlier.
TODAY’S ‘FIVE’ CULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS
1990 - Musician Chris Isaak releases single "Wicked Game"
1958 - The soundtrack to South Pacific went No. 1 on the U.K. album chart. It spent a record 115 weeks at the No. 1 position. In the U.S., the album stayed at No. 1 for seven months.
1999 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album, the world's best-selling classical album by a single artist
Patti Page (1927-2013) - American pop singer ("With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming"; "Tennessee Waltz"), born in Claremore, Oklahoma
2017- Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal
TODAY’S ‘FIVE’ NOTEWORTHY BIRTHDAYS
Actor Alain Delon is 87.
Singer Bonnie Raitt is 73.
Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 68.
Chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay is 56.
Actor Parker Posey is 54.
TODAY’S POLL QUESTION - THE ROCK OF TALK
Economy Is Top Election Issue; Abortion and Crime Next
49% of U.S. voters say the economy is vital to their vote
Roughly four in 10 attach the same importance to abortion and crime
Climate change last among seven issues, but essential for Democrats
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