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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blow Out the Candles July 25

The late great Walter Payton was born in Columbia, Mississippi on this date in 1954
 1976 Topps #148

Hall of Fame center Nate Thurmond is celebrating his 71st birthday today.
 1971-72 Topps #131

Career highlights and awards
7× NBA All-Star (1965–1968, 1970, 1973–1974)
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969, 1971)
3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1972–1974)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1964)
Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1963)
First player to record a quadruple-double –October 18, 1974
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
#42 Retired by the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers

Actor and director Jerry Paris was born in  San Francisco, California on this date in 1925.
Jerry is best known for his role as Rob Petrie's neighbor, Jerry Helper.  He directed a number of episodes of the Dick Van Dyke Show and went on to be the primary director of the 50's sitcom, "Happy Days".
Jerry and Mille Helper

Singer, songwriter Steve Goodman was born in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1948.

Cubs fans are well acquainted with Steve's music:

Here's Steve's masterpiece:

And a few more:

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