Wake Up Lafayette
Good morning Acadiana. Today kicks off our 2-day St. Jude radiothon. Please consider becoming a Partner in Hope. For just $20 a month, you can help save a child. Text LIVE to 626262 or call 1-800-372-4999.
TODAY IS NATIONAL:
Frozen Yogurt Day
Lame Duck Day
Girls & Women In Sports Day.
83 years ago - In 1937, "Of Mice and Men" hit bookstore shelves.
68 years ago - In 1952, King George VI died in his sleep, his daughter Elizabeth became Queen of England.
49 years ago- In 1971, golfers will like this one. Astronaut Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the moon. He used a six-iron. You might think it would have gone for miles and miles. It actually only went about 300 yards.
27 years ago - In 1993, tennis legend Arthur Ashe, the first African-American to win Wimbledon died of complications from AIDS. Ashe was only 49.
22 years ago - In 1998, Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys died from lung cancer at the age of 51.
22 years ago- In 1998, Falco, who had a big hit in the 80s titled "Rock Me Amadeus" died in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 40.
Charlie Heaton is 26. Jonathan Byers on "Stranger Things".
Tinashe is 27. Actress.
Kris Humphries is 35. Married to Kim Kardashian for about 8 seconds.
Crystal Reed is 35. Sofia Falcone on "Gotham".
Alice Eve is 38. Actress.
Rick Astley is 54. Singer.
Axl Rose is 58. Guns N' Roses.
Richie McDonald is 58. Lonestar lead singer.
Kathy Najimy is 63.
Fabian is 77. Teen idol from the '50s and '60s.
Tom Brokaw is 80.
Mike Farrell is 81. Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on "M*A*S*H".
Rip Torn (1931 - 2019). Actor.
Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004). 40th U.S. President.
Natalie Cole (1950 - 2015). Singer.
Bob Marley (1945 - 1981). Reggae superstar.
Babe Ruth (1895 - 1948). Baseball legend.
• 8 days until Valentine's Day.
• 31 days until Daylight Saving Time.
• 55 days until April Fools' Day.
Today: 30% Chance for rain, 50.
Tonight: Clouds move out, 35.
Friday: Perfect, 63.
Saturday: 10% chance for rain, 69.
Sunday: 10% chance for rain, 69.
Monday: 60% chance for rain, 75.
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