Friday, May 31
This is day 151 of 2013. There are 214 days remaining
It was on this date in (maybe, but it's a good story) 1678 when the real Lady Godiva rode naked on horseback through the city of Coventry, England. According to legend, she made the ride as part of a bargain to get her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia, to ease taxes on the people of Coventry, England. "Her long blonde hair... Falling down across her arms ...Hiding all the lady's charms. BTW, the village of Coventry agreed to keep their shutters closed all except for one curious fellow. He decided to peep and his name? You guessed it, Tom.
Here's the song, just for you from Peter & Gordon a Top 10 hit from 1966
This and That
Smell like a firefighter (hopefully before the fire) The smell, called “First Response – Boston,” it has the usual stuff like spices and flowers, but also things that can be associated with firefighters like white smoke and rubber. “The smoke and rubber elements are to honor Boston’s Firefighters, who with disregard for their own safety, constantly put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of others. We should never forget the risks they take, and the bravery they demonstrate, each and every day,” the company’s says of the new fragrance, which is on sale in two sizes, ranging from $20 to $39. Get the whole story here.
This Doesn't Always Work, But...
The rumors never quit, the country stars with troubles in their relationship. But perhaps one of the hottest country stars in the nation says 'hold on there, partner!" In a cover story for People Magazine, Blake Shelton says there are no secrets between the two. The star of The Voice tells his wife Miranda Lambert 'I have nothing to hide from you.' And to prove it he gives her total access to his mobile phone. Read More here.
May 31, 1990 A summer series on NBC starring Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The pilot had aired in the previous July. Renamed just plain "Seinfeld," the show lasted nine years, the orignal name? "The Seinfeld Chronicles."
The Kid Has a Touch
The child found some money in a hotel room he was staying in with his grandparents. What did they do? Not sure it was what I would have done.
• Actor/director Clint Eastwood is 83
• Actress (Cagney & Lacey's Det. Chris Cagney) Sharon Gless is 70
• NFL Hall of Famer Joe Namath is 70
• Actor (Big Chill) Tom Berenger is 64
• Actor/comedian (Get A Life, David Letterman, There's Something About Mary) Chris Elliott is 53
• Actress (Back to the Future, Caroline in the City) Lea Thompson is 52
• Musician Darryl McDaniels (Run-D.M.C.) is 49
• Actress/model Brooke Shields is 48
• TV personality Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) is 46
• Actor Colin Farrell (Miami Vice, Horrible Bosses, Total Recall remake) is 37