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Olympic Boxing Champ Howard Davis Passes It has been announced that Howard Davis Jr., a gold medalist on the vastly talented 1976 American Olympic boxing team, passed away at age 59 from inoperable lung cancer on December 30, 2015. In a TV news interview conducted about two weeks before his death late, Davis claimed he had never used tobacco nor alcohol throughout his entire life. Davis was one of five American gold medalists who dominated the Montreal Olympic boxing tournament. Davis won the Val Barker Award as the most outstanding boxer in those Games. This was quite a feat considering the other American gold medalists were Sugar Ray Leonard, Leo Randolph, Michael Spinks, and Leon Spinks. Davis was a sentimental favorite as his mother died from a heart attack just a week before the Olympics began. Davis won two of his five Olympic bouts in the lightweight division by knockout, but as a professional he seldom displayed punching power, recording only 14 knockouts in 43 fights. Davis' lack of a big punch and generally cautious approach to his bouts made him far less marketable to TV audiences than Ray Leonard or Michael Spinks. Nevertheless, three times Davis fought for pro world titles and three times he lost. His last title fight loss--a first-round defeat to Buddy McGirt in 1988--sent Davis into retirement. Six years later Davis won three comeback fights before suffering a bad knockout defeat as a middleweight which ended his boxing career. His overall pro record was 36-6-1. The other four American Olympic champs from 1976--plus heavyweight bronze medalist John Tate--won at least some version of a world title at the professional level.
Tags: Olympic  boxer  Howard  Davis  passes 
Added: 2nd January 2016
Views: 323
Posted By: Lava1964
Wayne Rogers aka Trapper John Passes Age 82 Actor Wayne Rogers died on Thursday surrounded by family after suffering complications from pneumonia. He was 82 years old.
Tags: Wayne  Rogers  aka  Trapper  John  Passes  Age  82  M*A*S*H  Korean  War  comedy  drama 
Added: 1st January 2016
Views: 246
Posted By: Old Fart
George Davis - Vanishing Baseball Superstar George Stacey Davis was one of the finest shortstops in Major League Baseball history. He enjoyed a 20-year MLB career from 1890 through 1909. Blessed with a strong arm and an excellent batting eye, Davis was a perennial star for the New York Giants during the late 19th and early 20th century. A switch-hitter, Davis compiled 2,688 career hits and 615 stolen bases. He still holds the Giants' club record for the longest hitting streak (36 games). So valuable was Davis to the Giants that he became one of the controversial figures in the war between the National and American Leagues when he jumped to the Chicago White Stockings of the AL in 1902. Once Davis' playing career ended, he coached Amherst College's baseball team, managed a bowling alley, and sold automobiles for a time. Then he vanished. For decades many noteworthy baseball historians rated Davis as the best player not in the Hall of Fame--and no one seemed to know what had happened to him. In 1968, Lee Allen, the historian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, wrote an article for The Sporting News in which he asked for any information about Davis' later years and death. A woman claiming to be Davis' niece replied. She put Allen in touch with Davis' estranged sister who suggested Allen should check the records of state hospitals in Pennsylvania. Allen eventually found Davis' death certificate. He had died in a Philadelphia mental institution in 1940 at the age of 70. He had lived there for six years, suffering from the effects of syphilis. Records showed his wife paid $41 to have him quickly interred in a pauper's grave. In 1998 Davis was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans' Committee. For the only time in the Hall of Fame's history, no living relative could be found to accept a deceased inductee's plaque at the induction ceremony, although 50 fans from Davis' hometown of Cohoes, NY were present. The purchase of a handsome headstone for Davis' previously unmarked grave was financed by the Society for American Baseball Research shortly after Davis was enshrined in Cooperstown.
Tags: baseball  George  Davis  vanished  syphilis  Hall  of  Fame 
Added: 31st December 2015
Views: 427
Posted By: Lava1964
Bordens Milk Tags: Bordens  Milk  store  bought  milk  glass  container 
Added: 18th December 2015
Views: 342
Posted By: Freckles
Uptown Funk Mashup Tags: Uptown  Funk  Mashup  Mark  Ronson  Hollywood  Bruno  Mars    Shirley  Temple  Fred  Astaire  Ginger  Rogers  Graucho  Marx  Marx  Brothers  Frank  Sinatra  Gene  Kelly  Tom  and  Jerry  Laurel  and  Hardy   
Added: 11th December 2015
Views: 366
Posted By: Music Maiden
Embossing Gun Tags: Embossing  Gun  Dymo  label  maker  plastic  tape  office  products  office  equipment 
Added: 14th November 2015
Views: 577
Posted By: Old Fart
Happy Birthday Marines Tags: Happy  Birthday  Marines  U.S.  Marine  Corps  Leathernecks 
Added: 10th November 2015
Views: 348
Posted By: pfc
George Barris Passes At Age 89 George Barris, the Batmobile creator whose talent for turning Detroit iron into decked-out automotive fantasies earned him the nickname "King of the Kustomizers," has died. He was 89. Barris died early Thursday morning, son Brett Barris said on Facebook.
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Added: 6th November 2015
Views: 305
Posted By: Old Fart
Joan Leslie 1925- 2015 Actress Joan Leslie died at the age of 90 on October 12, 2015. Leslie played wholesome, lovable female leads, including Gary Cooper's sweetheart in Sergeant York (1941) and James Cagney's wife in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). Do the math--she wasn't even 18 at the time of either of those roles. During the Great Depression Leslie eluded child labor laws by claiming she was 16 years old at a time when she was actually only nine.
Tags: Joan  Leslie  actress  obituary 
Added: 6th November 2015
Views: 362
Posted By: Lava1964
Al Molinaro aka Al on Happy Days Passes Al Molinaro, who played the beloved chef at the drive-in on "Happy Days" ... died in a California hospital on Friday. Molinaro's son confirmed the actor's death Al had very bad gall stones, but Al elected not to have surgery due to his age. He was 96.
Tags: Al  Molinaro  Al  on  Happy  Days  Al  Delvecchio   
Added: 31st October 2015
Views: 348
Posted By: Old Fart

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