February 3, 2021 – National Girls and Women In Sports Day | National The Day The Music Died Day

If Someone Tells You That You Play Like A Girl, Take It As A Compliment!

Welcome to February 3rd, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate playing like a girl and bid good-bye to Miss American Pie.

When Sarah Fuller wears the slogan “Play Like A Girl” on her football helmet she goes the distance to prove what it means.  Fuller made history last December when she became the first woman to score points as a kicker in a “Power Five” college football game. The Power conferences are the five that feature 65 of the best football programs in the country.  Women have scored points in football games in smaller conferences but never in the Power Five. Sarah has overcome injuries and made comebacks but is most proud of being a role model.  The slogan “Play Like a Girl,” honors the organization that encourages girls to play sports and study science, technology, engineering and math.  On National Girls and Women in Sports Day we think that says it all!  

63 years ago, a plane crash claimed the lives of three of music’s brightest young stars. The Winter Dance Party tour was traveling across the Midwest, with Buddy Holly as one of the headliners. After several shows, he had grown tired of the long, cold drives via tour bus and chartered a plane for the next leg of the trip. Holly intended to travel with his 2 bandmates, Tommy Allsup and Waylon Jennings. But neither traveled with him that fateful night. Before they parted ways, Holly teased Jennings and told him, “I hope your bus freezes up again.” Jennings replied, “Well, I hope your plane crashes.” Waylon Jennings was haunted by this comment for years. On National The Day The Music Died Day, we celebrate the music of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper and those who dance with us through this thing called life.  

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.


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