Good morning Acadiana. National Nurses Week starts today. To all nurses...thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you do. What on Earth would the human race do without nurses? The work to become a nurse is grueling and the years of work that follow are rewarding but just as tough. KTDY salutes nurses today and every day.

If you know of a nurse who deserves a sweet treat, we've teamed up with Nothing Bundt Cakes to deliver 'essential' workers cake every Friday. To nominate a nurse for a free cake click here.


Nurses Day/Week

Beverage Day

School Nurse Day

Skilled Trades Day

Crepe Suzette Day

Bike To School Day

International No Diet Day


83 years ago - In 1937, The Hindenburg crashed in New Jersey.

66 years ago - In 1954, Oxford, England, medical student Roger Bannister became the first man to break the Four-Minute Mile.

26 years ago - In 1994, the English Channel Tunnel officially opened.

21 years ago - In 1999, a New York parole board voted to release Amy Fisher. She's the woman who had gone to prison for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face.

16 years ago - In 2004, the final episode of 'Friends' aired on NBC.


Naomi Scott is 27. Actor.

Sasheer Zamata is 34. Formerly of 'Saturday Night Live'.

Gabourey Sidibe is 37. Actor.

Adrianne Palicki is 37. Actor.

George Clooney is 59. Actor.

Roma Downey is 60. Actor.

Tom Bergeron is 65. 'Dancing with the Stars' host.

Tony Blair is 67. Former England's prime minister.

Bob Seger is 75. Rock and roll legend.

Willie Mays is 89. Baseball Hall of Famer.

Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) Actor.

Rudolph Valentino (1895 - 1926) Actor.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939) Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis.


4 days until Mother's Day.

16 days until Memorial Day Weekend.


Today: Gorgeous, 80.

Tonight: Clear, 55.

Thursday: Sunny, 79.

Friday: 70% chance for rain, 83.


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