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Thought I would start this thread to put memorable dates in..havent seen one on the forum...if there is...sorry....if anyone has anything to add ..go for it...



April 21st


In 1985, Foster Hewitt died at 83 years of age. And was inducted into the CAB Hall of Fame in 1989. Famous for his play-by-play hockey broadcasts, he called his first game on February 16th, 1923, on CFCA. The station was owned by the Toronto Star where his father was Sports Editor. Foster's son Bill followed in his footsteps, taking over television hockey play-by-play from his father in 1957, when Foster decided to stay in Radio.


Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57.

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Well if this is Canucks related there is already a page for it so a thread isn't necessary.....




April 21 1982: Vancouver eliminates Los Angeles from the playoffs with a 5-2 home ice win, taking the series 4-1. Darcy Rota ties the club playoff mark for goals in a series (4). Stan Smyl sets new records for assists (5) and points in a series (7). Smyl also earns points in a team record sixth straight playoff game (scored 2 goals, 6 assists).

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1 hour ago, McIlhargey the Lesser said:

1959 - Alf Dean caught a 16-foot, 10-inch white shark that weighed 2,664 pounds. At the time it was the largest catch with a rod and reel.  Seriously.


You hear that Alf?

Just 6 mos prior, same Shark(2100 lbs) ate Steven Spielberg's Ma..inspiring a certain movie.


This thread has bumped "the shark"...

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