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Monday, April 16, 2012

Blow Out the Candles April 16

Pirates great "Big Poison", Paul Waner was born in Harrah, OK on this date in 1903.

Little Poison and Big Poison, Lloyd and Paul

All-time college and pro legend  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is celebrating his 65th birthday today.
1972-73 Topps #100
1971-72 Topps #100

 Kareem won three straight NCAA championships at UCLA (1967-68-69)

Kareem, teamed with Oscar Robinson, won his first NBA Championship with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971.
Kareem added five more championships with the Lakers.

Composer, conductor and arranger, Henry Mancini was born in Cleveland, OH on this date in 1924.

If you're not sure you know who Henry Mancini is you probably know this movie theme:


  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? I though that was Roger Murdock, the co-pilot!

    1. Joey: I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. [Kareem's getting mad] And he says that lots of times, you don't even run down court. And that you don't really try... except during the playoffs.
      Roger Murdock: [breaking character] The hell I don't! LISTEN KID! I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.


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