CJ and Jenn’s Everything you Need to Know for Thursday, April 23
Good morning Acadiana. More Coronavirus workforce casualties. The Louisiana Workforce Commission has been notified by Houston-based Halliburton that they have laid off 36 workers at the company's Broussard facility. Here at KTDY, our hearts go out to these employees.
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TODAY IS NATIONAL
Cherry Cheesecake Day
Lost Dog Awareness Day
Take A Chance Day
Talk Like Shakespeare Day
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day
Poem In Your Pocket Day
World Book Day
TODAY IN HISTORY
404 years ago - In 1616, William Shakespeare died on his 52nd birthday.
120 years ago - In 1900, The 'New York Journal' published an article that used the word hillbilly for the first time. Except they spelled it, 'Hill-Billie'.
106 years ago - In 1914, Wrigley Field opened in Chicago.
66 years ago - In 1954, Hank Aaron hit a home run. His first.
64 years ago - In1956, the real Elvis played his first show in Las Vegas. He bombed BAD. The audience didn't get him and he didn't get then. It was two miserable weeks. He went back to Vegas in 1969 and played yearly till his death in 1977. EVERY show (sometimes 3 shows a night) was sold out.
51 years ago - In 1969, Sirhan Sirhan got the death penalty for assassinating Robert Kennedy.
35 years ago - In 1985, Coca-Cola announced it was changing the secret flavor formula for Coke, and introduced New Coke. The new Coke bombed. Coke brought back Classic Coke-Cola and it has sold more than Pepsi ever since.
25 years ago - In 1995, the great sports commentator Howard Cosell died in New York at age 77.
22 years ago - In 1998, James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr., died in prison at 70. To this day, the King family believes he was innocent.
15 years ago - In 2005, the very first YouTube video was posted. It was a clip of one of the co-founders standing in front of elephants at the San Diego Zoo.
Chloe Kim is 20. Olympic Gold Medal snowboarder.
Gigi Hadid is 25. Model.
Dev Patel is 30. Actor.
Gemma Whelan is 39. Yara Greyjoy on 'Game of Thrones'.
Kal Penn is 43. Actor, comedian and civil servant.
John Cena is 43. WWE.
Melina Kanakaredes is 53. Actor.
George Lopez is 59. Comedian and actor.
Valerie Bertinelli is 60. Actor.
Michael Moore is 66. Filmmaker.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is 66. Black Panther activist and convicted cop-killer.
Joyce DeWitt is 71. Janet on "Three's Company".
Lee Majors is 81. Steve Austin on 'The Six Million Dollar Man"'.
Shirley Temple Black (1928 - 2014) Actor, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat.
Hervé Villechaize (1943 - 1993) Tattoo on 'Fantasy Island'.
Sandra Dee (1942 - 2005) The original "Gidget". Rizzo sang about her in 'Grease'.
Roy Orbison (1936 - 1988) Legendary singer.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) English poet, playwright and actor.
12 days until Teacher Appreciation Day
17 days until Mother's Day
29 days until Memorial Day Weekend
Today: Becoming sunny, 85.
Tonight: Clear, 60.
Friday: Sunny, 86.
Saturday: Sunny, 82.