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May 11 in History: Sports, Music, Events

Posted on: May 11, 2009 12:28 pm
1904 - Surrealist artist Salvador Dali was born in Figueras, Spain.

- Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, was born Louis Eugene Wal­cott in Roxbury, Mass.

–  “My Guy” by Mary Wells hit #1.

– Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce) begins recording “Disraeli Gears” in New York City.

- Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams and cash.

- Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup,  beating NY Rangers, 4 games to 2

1981 – Bob Marley dies of cancer in a Miami hospital at the age of 36.

1985 - 55 people died when a flash fire swept a packed soccer stadium in Bradford, England.

– “Crazy for You” by Madonna topped the charts and remained there for one week. 

1990 - NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt

- Arkansas put two convicted murder­ers to death; it was the first time a state executed two people on the same day since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to restore the death penalty in 1976.

2006 - Former heavy­weight champion Floyd Pat­terson died in New Paltz, N.Y.; he was 71.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2009 5:25 pm

May 11 in History: Sports, Music, Events

On this day, May 11, in history we have had some extraordinary people born. Yogi Berra was born on this day. Hockey great Bob Goldham was also born on this day.Baseball great Felipe Alou was born today, okay well a few years ago. Although not an athlete or musician George Carlin was born on this date. (Loved his stuff hope you do not mind)
A few musician born on this date would include Billy Squier and Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn)
I would be remiss to leave Emilio Estevez out as he played a hockey player and coach in a few films, he also was born on this date.
So there are a few to ponder, I will think about some events and be back later on.

Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2009 5:15 pm

May 11 in History: Sports, Music, Events

Indeed.  Look no farther than the guy who beat him after he regained (the first to do so) the Heavyweight crown, Sonny Liston.  Patterson and Liston were probably about as divergent as two boxers could be.  Patterson was a class guy who relied on speed, agility and strategy.  Liston was a convict whose game was all power and fury.  Full steam ahead, forget about strategy.

And, as you say, Budwiser, Liston is much more the norm in boxing than Patterson.  Fixes:  The Phantom Punch.  Did Liston take a fall in his first match with Ali (then Clay)?   Cover-up:  Was Liston killed?  Supposedly, he died from an overdose.  Seeing as Liston reportedly had a phobia of needles, that seems like a stretch, but I'm sure the Las Vegas police did everything on the up and up.

Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2009 4:44 pm

May 11 in History: Sports, Music, Events

Floyd Patterson.......a class act......something you don't see alot of, in the world of boxing!

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