Friday, Dec. 21, is the 356th day of 2012. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 6:12 a.m. Eastern time.
Today’s birthdays: Talk host Phil Donahue is 77. Director John Avildsen is 77. Actress Jane Fonda is 75. Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is 68. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 64. Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg is 62. Singer Betty Wright is 59. Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert is 58. Actress Jane Kaczmarek is 57. Actor-comedian Ray Romano is 55. Actor Kiefer Sutherland is 46. Actress Julie Delpy is 43.