Wake Up Lafayette
Good morning Sugahs. Super Bowl 54 weekend. A recent survey asked over 4,000 adults who they wanted to win the big game. 55.7% said the Kansas City Chiefs, 44.3% said the San Francisco 49ers. Today is National Big Wig Day, Backward Day, Inspire Your Heart With Art Day and Hot Chocolate Day.
Someone who has the KTDY mobile app will win a weekend stay at Moody Gardens in Galveston this morning before 10 AM.
TODAY IN HISTORY
155 years ago - In 1865, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery in America.
80 years ago - In 1940, Ida May Fuller received the first Social Security check. She lived in Vermont. The check was for $22.54.
59 years ago - In 1961, The U.S. sent the first animal into space for a 16.5-minute flight. It was a chimp named Ham. Chimp wen 157 miles above the Earth then landed safely in the ocean. Ham the Chimp lived the rest of his life in a zoo.
32 years ago - In 1988, "The Wonder Years" premiered on ABC. It ended in 1993.
21 years ago - In 1999, scientists traced the predominant strain of the AIDS virus to a subspecies of chimpanzees from Africa.
Marcus Mumford is 33. The lead singer of Mumford & Sons.
Tyler Hubbard is 33. Florida Georgia Line.
Justin Timberlake is 39.
Bobby Moynihan is 43. Former "SNL" cast member.
Portia de Rossi is 47. Ellen's wife.
Minnie Driver is 50. Actress.
Harry Casey is 69. He is K.C. of K.C. & The Sunshine Band. CJ and Jenn are spotlighting K.C. and the Sunshine Band on the Polyester Power Hour this morning.
Nolan Ryan is 73. Baseball Hall-of-Famer
Suzanne Pleshette (1937 - 2008). She played Bob Newhart's wife Emily Hartley on "The Bob Newhart Show".
Carol Channing (1921 - 2019). Legendary Actress.
Norman Mailer (1923 - 2007). Great American novelist.
Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972). Baseball legend.
• 2 days until Groundhog Day.
• 14 days until Valentine's Day.
• 37 days until Daylight Saving Time.
Today: 20% chance for rain, 61.
Tonight: Clearing, 43.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, 60.
Super Bowl Sunday: Mostly sunny, 68.
Rain starts Monday and doesn't end until Friday of next week.
Have a great weekend!
cj and jenn