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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blow Out the Candles November 22

Two members of the Hockey Hall of Fame share a birthday today:

10 time Stanley Cup champion, Yvan Cournoyer is celebrating his 69th birthday today.
1972-73 Topps #10

6 time Stanley Cup champion (as a player) Jacques Laperriere is celebrating his 71st birthday today.

1973-74 Topps #137

Awards and achievements
Calder Memorial Trophy — 1964
NHL Second All-Star Team — 1964, 1970
NHL All-Star Games — 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1970
Stanley Cup champion — 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1973 (as a player) (Montreal)
NHL First All-Star Team — 1965, 1966
James Norris Memorial Trophy — 1966
NHL Plus/Minus leader — 1973
Stanley Cup champion — 1986, 1993 (as an assistant coach) (Montreal)
Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987

Actor/Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was born in the town of Babylon, on Long Island on this date in 1921.

Composer, pianist Hoagy Carmichael was born in Bloomington Indiana on this date in 1899. His best known songs are Stardust, Georgia on My Mind and Heart and Soul.

Two tennis Hall of Famer's also share a birthday today:

Winner of three Wimbledon championships Boris Becker turns 45 today.

A true legend, Billie Jean King, turns 69 today.


  1. That Laperriere Wins Race card is AWESOME! I need to track one of those down.

    1. I love that set, one my favorite all-time ebay buys. Hard to believe there were only six teams back then.


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