Wednesday, Dec. 5, is the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year.
Today’s birthdays: Singer Little Richard is 80. Author Joan Didion is 78. Author Calvin Trillin is 77. Musician J.J. Cale is 74. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 66. Pop singer Jim Messina is 65. College Football Hall of Famer Jim Plunkett is 65. World Golf Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins is 63. Actress Morgan Brittany is 61. Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Monk is 55. Rock singer-musician John Rzeznik (the Goo Goo Dolls) is 47. Comedian-actress Margaret Cho is 44. Actor Nick Stahl is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Keri Hilson is 30. Actor Frankie Muniz is 27.