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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – April 4th, 2014

Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here’s what you missed: World Rat Day, a Psycho’s birthday, the elusive geep, and more!

Make sure you’re listening to Kicks 105 all day today for Straight Up George Strait every hour! Keep track of the George Strait songs you hear, and then tell us tomorrow for your chance to win tickets to the sold-out farewell show in Arlington!

Today’s Celebrations

Hospital Admitting Clerks Day

International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action

National D.A.R.E. Day

National Walk To Work Day

Square Root Day

Vitamin C Day

World Rat Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1915 – Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) – blues singer, guitarist: Close to You, Baby Please Don’t Go, She’s Nineteen Years Old, I Can’t Be Satisfied, Honey Bee; died Apr 30, 1983

1922 – Elmer Bernstein – Academy Award-winning composer of film scores: Thoroughly Modern Millie [1967]; Sudden Fear, The Man with the Golden Arm, Ten Commandments, Sweet Smell of Success, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Walk on the Wild Side, The Magnificent Seven; died Aug 18, 2004

1928 – Maya Angelou [86] – author: All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoes

1932 – Anthony Perkins – actor: Psycho series, The Sins of Dorian Gray, Mahogany, Murder on the Orient Express, On the Beach, Desire Under the Elms, Friendly Persuasion; died Sep 12, 1992

1944 – Craig T. Nelson [70] – Emmy Award-winning actor: Coach [1991-1992]; Probable Cause, Turner and Hooch, Troop Beverly Hills, Silkwood, All the Right Moves, Stir Crazy, Chicago Story, Call to Glory, Private Benjamin, Poltergeist, The Killing Fields, The District

1951 – Steve Gatlin [63] – singer: group: The Gatlin Brothers: Sweet Becky Walker, The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall, Delta Dirt, Broken Lady, Statues without Hearts, Night Time Magic, I’ve Done Enough Dyin’ Today, All the Gold in California, Take Me to Your Lovin’ Place, It Don’t Get No Better Than This, Sure Feels like Love, Houston [Means I’m One Day Closer to You], Denver

1965 – Robert Downey Jr. [49] – actor: Ally McBeal, Richard III, Natural Born Killers, Short Cuts, Chaplin, Soapdish, Baby It’s You, U.S. Marshals

Tabloid News

Goat + Sheep + Geep


A rare, hybrid animal that is part goat and part sheep has been born on a farm in the Republic of Ireland. The animal, referred to as a geep, was born about two weeks ago on Paddy Murphy’s farm in County Kildare. The unexpected arrival is thought to be the result of mating between a goat and one of the sheep farmer’s Cheviot ewes. Mr. Murphy said the cross-breeding was not intentional.

The sheep farmer, who also owns Murphy’s pub commented: A “Geep”? Ewe gotta be kidding.

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