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Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – March 31st, 2014

Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here’s what you missed: Happy birthday Eiffel Tower, Mrs Partridge turns 80, stinky story of a man and his pig, 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

Bunsen Burner Day

Cesar Chavez Day

National “She’s Funny That Way” Day

Eiffel Tower Day – opened on this day in 1889

 Celebrity Birthdays

1927 - Cesar Chavez – labor leader: started the National Farm Workers Association, organizing migrant farm workers; died Apr 23, 1993

1928 - Lefty (William Orville) Frizzell – Country Music Hall of Famer: If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time, Always Late, Saginaw Michigan; died July 19, 1975

1934 - Richard Chamberlain [80] – actor: Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds; Centennial, Shogun, The Towering Inferno, Julius Caesar, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Bourne Identity, King Solomon’s Mines; environmentalist in Hawaii

1934 - Shirley Jones [80] – singer, actress: Carousel, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Elmer Gantry, The Partridge Family

1934 – Hall Of Fame songwriter John D. Loudermilk [80] is born in Durham, North Carolina. His hits include “Indian Reservation,” by Paul Revere & The Raiders; “Abilene,” by George Hamilton IV; and “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” by Eddy Arnold

1935 - Herb Alpert [79] – bandleader: Tijuana Brass: The Lonely Bull, Taste of Honey, The Work Song, This Guy’s in Love with You, Rise; record company executive: the “A” of A&M Records

1943 - Christopher Walken (Ronald Walken) [71] – actor: The Deerhunter, Batman Returns, Wayne’s World 2, Pulp Fiction

1945 - Gabe (Gabriel) Kaplan [69] – actor, comedian: Welcome Back Kotter, The Hoboken Chicken Emergency, Nobody’s Perfekt

1948 - Rhea Perlman [66] – Emmy Award-winning actress: Cheers [1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1988-89]; Pearl, Carwash, Ratings Game, Class Act, Ted & Venus, Intimate Strangers

1953 – Guitarist Greg Martin [61] is born in Louisville, Kentucky. He joins The Kentucky HeadHunters, who win a Grammy award and nail down two Vocal Group of the Year honors from the Country Music Association

Tabloid News

Stinky Story About A Man and His Pig

From http://en.rocketnews24.com -

China… This is the story of a husband and wife who own and run a farm. The Husband is confined to a wheelchair so the wife handles most of the chores around the farm. The story starts one day when the wife was selling a pig and it escaped its pen then fell into a 5 foot deep hole of human waste and methane.

The headline reads: 

Man Faints and Falls into Cesspool Rescuing Woman Who Fainted and Fell into a Cesspool Attempting to Rescue a Pig Who Fell into a Cesspool.

All were rescued and are fine however there were no reports on the fate of the pig.

Teacher of the Day

Our Man In Nashville – Jimmy Carter

Get the scoop HERE.

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