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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Blow Out the Candles December 31

Hall of Famer, Mike "King" Kelly was born in Troy, NY on this date in 1857.
1994 Baseball The American Epic #9


French artist Henri Matisse was born on this date in 1869.

La Lit Dans La Glace 1919

La Joie de Vivre 1905-06

Icarus


Disco queen Donna Summer was born in Boston, Massachusetts on this date in 1948.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Blow Out the Candles December 30

Dodger great, Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax is celebrating his 78th birthday today.
1964 Topps #200




March 4, 1963

April 12, 1964





If you want a good read about Sandy Koufax I highly recommend this one. It alternates biography with an inning by inning account of Sandy's perfect game against the Cubs on Sept. 9, 1965.







Last week was brother Frank's birthday, today it's Lester Patrick, born in 1883. Like his brother, Lester is also a member of the Hall of Fame.

Half of the pre-fab four, The Monkees, share a birthday today.

Michael Nesmith is celebrating his 71st birthday today.



Davy Jones was born in Manchester, England on this date in 1945.  








Sunday, December 29, 2013

Blow Out the Candles December 29

Hall of Fame Green Bay Packers linebacker Ray Nitschke was born in Elmwood Park, Illinois on this date in 1936.
"It was the character of the Packers, man. We played for sixty minutes. We let it all hang out. There was no tomorrow for us. We got the adrenaline flowing, and we just let it go, man."

Ray at the University of Illinois

"I'm not a madman."


Actress, Mary Tyler Moore is celebrating her 77th birthday today.

 Mary is unusual in having had tremendous runs in two different sit-coms, first as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and then as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It always seemed like two different actresses to me, though the roles were not that far apart in time. Maybe the characters were just so different or the change from B&W to color. ???






Sam "Mayday" Malone on Cheers, Ted Danson is celebrating his 66th birthday today.


Ted received 11 consecutive Emmy nominations for his role on Cheers.

Ted as himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Blow Out the Candles December 28

HOF White Sox pitcher, Ted Lyons was born on this date in 1900.
 "Sunday" Teddy won 260 games. His #16 was retired by the White Sox.




New York Rangers great and Hall of Famer Harry Howell is celebrating his 81st birthday today.


2009
Harry Howell and Andy Bathgate had their numbers retired in 2009.


Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk was born on this date in 1929.


Sawchuck died at age 40 from injuries sustained while scuffling with a teammate in the home they were sharing.

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