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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Blow Out the Candles March 22

Leonard "Chico" Marx was born in New York City on this date in 1887.
Shooting the Keys
 Chico and Groucho 1937
Chico, Zeppo, Groucho, Harpo

Boston Red Sox standout, Billy Goodman was born in Concord, North Carolina on this date in 1926.
Billy hit an even .300 over his 16 year career and is in the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame.
March 1948
March 1953
September 1950
August 31, 1948
Here are the mighty muscles of the Boston Red Sox shown in batting order the same order that has hoisted the Red Sox to the top of American League heap. Left to right Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky , Ted Williams, Verne Stephens, Bobby Doerr, Stan Spence, Billy Goodman and Birdie Tebbets. There is an absentee of course, the pitcher for the day.

Toronto Maple Leafs great Dave Keon is celebrating his 72nd birthday today.
 1968-69 Topps #128

Awards and honours
Calder Memorial Trophy: 1961
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: 1962, 1963
Second All-Star Team: 1962, 1971
NHL All-Star Game: 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973
Conn Smythe Trophy: 1967
Paul Deneau Trophy: 1977, 1978
Hockey Hall of Fame: 1986
In 1998, Keon was ranked number 69 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. The ArĂ©na Dave Keon in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec is named in his honour.

Capt. Kirk, William Shatner is celebrating his 81st birthday today.  Well, beam me up Scotty!

US Poet Laureate Billy Collins is celebrating his 71st birthday today.

Musician George Benson is turning 69 today.

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