On this day: March 31

Published: Mar 27 2014 02:33:26 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 31 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Eiffel Tower is completed, Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash, "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway, and Brandon Lee and Selena both die tragically, all on this day.

OTD March 31 - Mel McDaniel
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2011: Country music artist Mel McDaniel, best known for hit songs such as "Louisiana Saturday Night," "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" and "Big Ole Brew," dies of lung cancer at age 68 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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