Toronto Maple Leafs legend Tim Horton was born in Chochrane, Ontario on this date in 1930.
1968-69 Topps #123
Awards and achievements
Named to NHL First All-Star Team in 1964, 1968, and 1969
Named to NHL Second All-Star Team in 1954, 1963, and 1967
1961–62 – Stanley Cup champion
1962–63 – Stanley Cup champion
1963–64 – Stanley Cup champion
1966–67 – Stanley Cup champion
1977 – Inducted (posthumously) into the Hockey Hall of Fame
1982 – Inducted (posthumously) into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame
1996 – Number 2 retired by the Buffalo Sabres
1998 – Ranked number 43 on The Hockey News list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
2004 – Ranked number 59 in The Greatest Canadian list by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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.
American artist John Singer Sargent was born in Florence, Italy on this date in 1856.
Self Portrait 1906
Frederick Law Olmsted 1895
Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood 1885
Japanese author Haruki Murakami is celebrating his 64th birthday today.