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1951 Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier, dead at age 82

(courtesy Downtown Athletic Club)

Dick Kazmaier, a halfback, kicker and quarterback  from Princeton University who won the Heisman Trophy in 1951, died in Boston from heart and lung disease. He was 82.

He ended his career third all time in Princeton history with over 4000 yards of offense and 55 touchdowns. Also in 1951, he won All-American honors as well as the Maxwell Award.

Kazmaier had a career in the NFL waiting on him but he declined to play.

Kazmaier was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1952, 15th round, 176th pick, but he decided to pursue a master’s degree in Business administration at Harvard.

Kazmaier graduated from Maumee High School near Toledo, Ohio, in 1948. He played football (four years), basketball (four years), track & field (four years), baseball (four years) and golf (one year) earning a letter each year in each sport. He was recruited by 23 colleges, most offering full scholarships.

He served as chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness under President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush and was president of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.


Walker Cup won by Britain & Ireland


(courtesy of USGA)

Britain and Ireland regained the Walker Cup from the United States for the first time since 2003, knocking off the Americans in the afternoon singles for a 14-12 win in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Walker Cup, run by the USGA and R & A, is a biennial event contested in the odd years between the U.S., Great Britain and Ireland.

The event is in honor of George Herbert Walker, grandfather and namesake of former United States president George H.W. Bush.

The next three events have been scheduled. In 2013, the tournament will be in Southampton, New York; 2015 in Lytham St. Anne’s Lancaster, England and 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

The hosts needed 13.5 points to win the title and took an insurmountable lead after17-year-old Welshman Rhys Pugh won his singles match against U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft 2 1nd 1 and Steven Brown halved with Blayne Barber.

Info compiled from USGA, R & N, Radio & TV news

World Golf Hall of Fame to induct four


Ernie Els, is going to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

The three-time major champion, was among six people inducted into the shrine in St. Augustine, Florida.

Els was elected on the PGA Tour ballot. Jumbo Ozaki of Japan, who won more than 100 tournaments, was chosen on the international ballot.

(file photo)

Doug Ford and the late Jock Hutchison, both two-time major champions, were selected in the veterans category.

Former President George H.W. Bush and the late Frank Chirkinian, the television golf producer for CBS Sports, were selected through the lifetime achievement category.


compiled from PGA Tour & PGA of America news

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR Sunday January 16, 2011: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Sunday, January 16, the 16th day of 2011. There are 349 days remaining in the year.


* On January 16, 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. In an address to the nation, President George H.W. Bush declared, “The battle has been joined.”

* In 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in London.

* In 1969, two manned Soviet Soyuz spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel.

* In 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space; and Guion S. Bluford Jr. who became America’s first black astronaut in space.


Sade is 52 today (file photo)

76 A.J. FOYT, auto racing Hall of Fame driver born Anthony Joseph Foyt, Jr

68 RONNIE MILSAP, country and pop music singer

61 DEBBIE ALLEN, actress, dancer and choreographer and sister of Phylicia Rashad of the Cosby Show

52 SADE, pop and jazz singer, born Helen Adu in Nigeria

37 KATE MOSS, model

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Monday January 3, 2011 Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays


Today is Monday, January 3, the third day of 2011. There are 362 days left in the year.


* On January 3, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced the United States was formally terminating diplomatic and consular relations with Cuba.

* In 1521, Martin Luther was excomminicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X.

* In 1777, General George Washington’s army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.

* In 1911, the first postal savings banks were opened by the U.S. Post Office. The banks were abolished in 1966.

* In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was organized.

* In 1959, Alaska became the 49th state.

* In 1967, Jack Ruby, the man who shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died in a Dallas hospital. Oswald was accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

* In 1993, President George H.W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed a nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow.


Victoria Principal is 61 today at 39th Emmy Awards in 1987 (photo by Alan Light via Wikipedia Commons)


65 JOHN PAUL JONES, rock musician of the group Led Zeppelin.

61 VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, actress from TV show, Dallas.

55 MEL GIBSON, controversial actor-director.

33 KIMBERLEY LOCKE, singer from American Idol.

22 ALEX LINZ, actor from Home Alone 3.

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