Feb. 17: Michael Jordan


bd-jordan-michaelMichael Jordan, 52: basketball god, hairless leader of a generation of bald men. Among his millions of lights was this late-career defensive gem.

Other Feb. 17 birthdays:

Lou Diamond Phillips, 53: actor, starred in the timeless classic about a young Hispanic deer, “La Bambi.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1979, Garrison Keillor launched his radio show about Midwestern small-town hookers, “A Prairie Ho Companion.”

On this day in 1817, Baltimore became the first city to be illuminated with gas streetlamps, and the first to be hit with gas streetlamp vandalism.

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