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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Blow Out the Candles August 4

Hall of Fame running back John Riggins is celebrating his 63rd birthday today.
 1972 Topps #13

Canadiens great Maurice "Rocket" Richard was born in Montreal, Quebec on this date in 1921.
 The Punch Line

Hall of Famer Jake "Old Eagle Eye" Beckley was born in Hannibal, Missouri on this date in 1867.

Jazz legend Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on this date in 1901.
 Louis and Billie Holiday
 Ellington and Armstrong
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis

Singer Helen Kane was born in Queen, New York City, New York on this date in 1904.

Although a judge failed to agree it's pretty clear that Helen was the inspiration for Betty Boop.

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