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Friday, February 22, 2013

Blow Out the Candles February 22

Dr. J.,  Julius Erving is celebrating his 63rd birthday today.
 1972-73 Topps #195

Career highlights and awards
1× NBA Champion (1983)
1× NBA MVP (1981)
11× NBA All-Star (1977–1987)
5× All-NBA First Team Selection (1978, 1980–1983)
2× All-NBA Second Team Selection (1977, 1984)
2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1977, 1983)
1× J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1983)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
NBA 35th Anniversary Team
2× ABA Champion (1974, 1976)
3× ABA MVP (1974–1976)
5× ABA All-Star (1972–1976)
2× ABA Playoffs MVP (1974, 1976)
4× All-ABA First Team (1973–1976)
1× All-ABA Second Team (1972)
1× All-ABA Defensive First Team
1972 ABA All-Rookie First Team
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points 30,026 (24.2 ppg)
Steals 2,272 (2.0 spg)
Rebounds 10,525 (8.5 rpg)

George "Sparky" Anderson was born in Bridgewater, South Dakota on this date in 1934.
 1983 Topps #666
Revving up the Big Red Machine

Detroit Red Wings Hall of Famer Sid Abel was born in Melville, Saskatchewan on this date in 1918.
1993-94 Parkhurst Tall Boys #65
Cup #2 1950
Cup # 3 1952 with Goalie Terry Sawchuck

Sid Abel along with Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay made up the famed "Production Line".

Illustrator Edward Gorey was born in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1925.

Some random Gorey works:

Actor, producer and director Sheldon Leonard was born in New York City on this date in 1907.

Nick the Bartender in It's a Wonderful Life. "Where do you come off calling me Nick?!"

Actor Robert Young was born in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1907.

Young played Jim Anderson on Father Knows Best from 1954-1960.
From 1969 to 1976 Young was Marcus Welby, MD

Radio and TV announcer Don Pardo is celebrating his 95th birthday today.


  1. You left out Don Pardo's finest moment: "I Lost On Jeopardy" by 'Weird Al' Yankovic:

    The video features Don Pardo & former Jeopardy host Art Fleming, as well as cameos by Greg Kihn, Doctor Demento, Al's band and Al's family... so many cameos that I can't help but wonder who the people I don't recognize are.


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