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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blow Out the Candles March 24

Hall of Famer, George Sisler was born in Manchester, Ohio on this date in 1893.
2009 Topps Legends of the Game #LG8

Sisler at Michigan in 1915
With Ruth and Cobb October 4, 1924
March 30, 1925
Statue outside Busch Stadium
Sisler was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1939

Magician, escape artist, performer, Harry Houdini was born in Budapest Hungary on this date in 1874.

Houdini spent much of his later years exposing fraudulent mediums.

Photographer Edward Weston was born in Highland Park, IL on this date in 1886.
Charis Wilson
Cabbage Leaf

Animator Joseph Barbera was born in New York City on this date in 1911.

Joesph Barbera is of course, half of the team of Hanna-Barbera.  Together they won 7 Oscars and 8 Emmys. I'm sure you'll recognize some of their creations.

Actor Norman Fell was born in Philadelphia, Pa on this date in 1924.

Before he was Mr. Roper, Norman played Dustin Hoffman's landlord in "The Graduate"

German singer Nena is turning 52 today.

Nena had a big hit in 1983-84 with 99 Luftballons.


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