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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- Jan 22

Serge Savard is turning 65 today.
1973-74 Topps #24


Savard won eight Stanley Cups as a player.
And two more as GM


Mike Bossy is celebrating his 54th birthday today.
2008-09 UD Masterpieces #23


The "Drive for Five" would fall short thanks to Wayne Gretsky and the Edmonton Oilers who took them out in the Finals,  four games to one.  
Mike Bossy had his number retired on March 3, 1992.

Elmer Lach turns 93 today
Elmer Lach won three Stanley Cups and retired as the NHL's all-time leading scorer.  He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1966.
The "Punch Line" -- Maurice Richard, Elmer Lach and Toe Blake

Bill Durnan was born on this date in 1916

Bill Durnan was the first man to win the Vezina trophy in four consecutive years (1944-47)
Durnan was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964

Actor and director Bill Bixby was born on this date in 1934.


Bill starred in The Incredible Hulk from 1978-82.

I have fond memories of Bill as Tim O'Hara in My Favorite Martian.
 Bill with co-star Ray Walston,  "Uncle Martin"
Bill with Jill Ireland


Bixby also starred for 3 seasons in The Courtship of Eddie's Father.


Does anyone else remember Bill Bixby in the PBS version of Steambath?

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