Wake Up Lafayette
Good morning Acadiana. It's Friday, yay. So this is the final day of our Townsquare Media radiothon for St. Jude. Please become a Partner in Hope by texting LIVE to 626262. We are also doing an 'Anything Goes' Polyester Power Hour till 10 AM on 99.9 KTDY, KTDY.com and on the KTDY mobile app.
TODAY IS NATIONAL:
Wear Red Day
Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Periodic Table Day
Send A Card To A Friend Day
Bubble Gum Day
TODAY IN HISTORY:
80 years ago - In 1940, Walt Disney released the animated film film "Pinocchio". The now-classic premiered in New York.
77 years ago - In 1943, The American government limited each American to three pairs of shoes due to a shortage of leather during World War II.
71 years ago - In 1949, Joe Dimaggio signed with the Yankees for $100,000. That was record-breaking in 1949. The average salary is now almost three and a half million.
56 years ago - In 1964, The Beatles arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport for their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show". To coincide with the Beatles' arrival into the states, Baskin-Robbins introduced Beatle-Nut ice cream.
46 years ago - In 1974, "Blazing Saddles" was released.
44 years ago - In 1976, Paul Simon's "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" hit #1 on the charts.
32 years ago - In 1988, Mike Tyson was married to Robin Givens.
10 years ago - In 2010, the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl 44. It was the first championship in Saints' history. The Who did the halftime show and Drew Brees was the MVP.
Ashton Kutcher is 42. Actor (Final season of 'The Ranch' is out on Netflix).
Steve Nash is 46. Retired NBA Hall of Famer.
Sully Erna is 52. Godsmack.
Chris Rock is 55. Comedian.
Garth Brooks is 58. Country superstar.
James Spader is 60. "The Blacklist".
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867 - 1957) Children's author.
Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) Author of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol".
• 7 days until Valentine's Day.
• 30 days until Daylight Saving Time.
• 54 days until April Fools' Day.
Today: Sunny, 64.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy, 44.
Saturday: 20% chance for rain, 67.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, 71.
Monday: 80% chance for rain, 76.
RAIN MOST OF NEXT WEEK
Have a wonderful weekend.
cj and jenn