Merrell In The Morning Fun You May Have Missed – April 23rd, 2014
Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: Shakespeare Day , Secretary's Day, smile you're arrested, and more!
Bonus Chance to win a pair of tickets to the sold-out farewell show in Arlington! Congratulations to Travis Phillips of Lufkin the latest winner. Yes, more chances to win are on the way.
English Language Day
National Lost Dog Awareness Day
Movie Theater Day
Talk Like Shakespeare Day
World Book Night
Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary's Day
1564 - William Shakespeare - poet, playwright: Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, MacBeth and at least three dozen more plays and over 150 sonnets; died Apr 23, 1616
1791 - James Buchanan - 15th U.S. President [1857-1861]; never married; nickname: Old Buck; died June 1, 1868
1928 - Shirley Temple Black - child actress: Little Miss Marker, Curly Top, Heidi, The Little Colonel, Poor Little Rich Girl, Wee Willie Winkie, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm; U.S. delegate to the United Nations and chief of protocol; died Feb 10, 2014
1936 - Roy Orbison - singer: Only the Lonely, Running Scared, Oh, Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, It’s Over; died Dec 6, 1988
1939 - Lee Majors (Harvey Lee Yeary II)  - actor: The Six Million Dollar Man, Big Valley, The Bionic Woman, The Covergirl Murders
1943 - Hervé Villechaize - actor: Fantasy Island, The Man with the Golden Gun, Rumpelstiltskin, Two Moon Junction; died Sep 4, 1993
1949 - Joyce DeWitt  - actress: Three’s Company
1957 - Jan Hooks  - actress: Designing Women, Saturday Night Live, The Martin Short Show, The 1/2 Hour Comedy Hour, A Dangerous Woman, Coneheads, Batman Returns, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
1960 - Valerie Bertinelli  - actress: One Day at a Time, Silent Witness, Ordinary Heroes, Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp
1968 - Vocalist/guitarist Tim Womack  is born in Brownwood, Texas. He helps form Sons Of The Desert, whose 1997 debut album yields hits with "Whatever Comes First" and "Leaving October." The group also sings on Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance"
The New York Police Department attempted to harness Twitter to drum up support yesterday, but things haven't exactly gone as planned. The official NYPD Twitter account asked followers to tweet photos of themselves with NYC police officers under the hashtag #myNYPD — but so far, many users have jumped on that hashtag to flood it with images of police aggressively apprehending apparent suspects. So far, these are hardly the friendly images the NYPD was hoping for.
One picture of a man screaming on the ground as he is restrained by 2 officers is captioned: NYPD officers are known worldwide for their timely and hands-on response to citizen grievances. #myNYPD