Welcome to Thursday May 3rd’ Today We Celebrate
NATIONAL TWO DIFFERENT COLORED SHOES DAY | NATIONAL MONTANA DAY | WORLD PASSWORD DAY | NATIONAL LUMPY RUG DAY | NATIONAL PARANORMAL DAY | NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER | NATIONAL GARDEN MEDITATION DAY | NATIONAL SPECIALLY-ABLED PETS DAY (more information available at national day)
Celebrities Born On This Day
Greg Gumbel NFL Broadcaster is 72
Ron Popeil inventor of Pocket Fisherman, Hair in a Can, Smokeless Ashtray, Chop-O-Matic, Veg-O-Matic, AND Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler is 83.
Ann B. Davis (1926 – 2014) Alice on “The Brady Bunch”.
Bing Crosby (1903 – 1977) One of the best-selling recording artists AND most popular film actors of all time. Forty-one number one hits, 383 songs in the top 30, and more than one billion movie tickets sold. Biggest hit: “White Christmas“.
It Happened On This Day In Country Music History
1977 Happy Birthday Eric Church born on this day in Granite Falls, North Carolina. He is 41 years old today. His debut album Sinners Like Me produced four singles on the Billboardcountry charts and has produced many Albums, Top Tens, and #1’s since.
1994 Winners at the 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire included: Pioneer Award – Charley Pride, Top Female Vocalist of the Year – Wynonna, Top Male Vocalist of the Year – Vince Gill, Top Vocal Group – Little Texas, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year – Faith Hill, Top New Male Vocalist of the Year – John Michael Montgomery and Album of the Year went to Alan Jackson for A Lot About Livin’ (And A Little ‘Bout Love).
2010 Chely Wright becomes the first major country artist to come out as homosexual. In television appearances and an autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays, particularly gay teenagers, and the damage to her life caused by “lying and hiding”.
Country Music Fun Fact
Garth Brooks‘ self-titled debut album barely made Billboard’s Country Albums chart, as it debuted at No. 71 on the May 20, 1989 chart.