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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- November 3

"Rapid Robert" Feller was born in Van Meter, Ohio on this date in 1918.
1953 Topps #54
Bob won 266 games despite serving four years in the Navy during WWII. I love this 1953 card, the only vintage Feller in my collection.

The greatest Jewish pitcher after Sandy Koufax, Kenny Holtzman turns 66 today.
1970 Topps #505
 Ken is remembered for his time with the beloved Cubs of the 60's and the A's dynasty of the early 70's.

Another Aussie tennis great is celebrating a birthday this week. Roy Emerson turns 75.

Roy won 12 singles and 16 men's doubles Grand Slam titles, including 6 Australian Open's in 7 years from 1961 to 1967.

Scottish singer/entertainer Lulu is celebrating her 63rd birthday today.

Lulu sang the theme song to the 1967 Sidney Poitier film, To Sir with Love.

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