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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blow Out the Candles January 12


Dominique Wilkins celebrates #52 today.
 1990-91 NBA Hoops #36

Nigue was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.





Hall of Famer Tim Horton was born on this date in 1930.
 1968-69 Topps #123


Tim died in a single car accident on February 21, 1974 at the age of 44.  The chain of donut shops referenced in the cartoon above went on to become Canada's largest fast food chain with over 3000 locations as of this year with another 500 in the US.

Artist John Singer Sargent was born on this date in 1856.
File:John Singer Sargent - autoportrait 1906.jpg

Group with Parasols (or A Siesta) - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org

Trout Stream In The Tyrol - John Singer Sargent - www.johnsingersargent.org

Japanese author Haruki Murakami is turning 63 today.


2 comments:

  1. Wow, 'Nique is 52 huh? Makes me feel old.

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    1. It's definitely a psychological hazard of doing these posts. I'm at the age where lots of my favorites are getting really old or passing. Can you believe Simon and Garfunkel are both 70? "Old Friends, old friends sat on their park bench like bookends" "Can you imagine us years from today, sharing a parkbench quietly. How terribly strange to be seventy."

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