Feb. 5: Hank Aaron

 

bd-aaronHammerin’ Hank Aaron, 81: first baseball Hall of Famer to be named after a carpenter’s tool; finished his career with a record 755 home runs instead of 900-something because he forgot to take steroids

Other Feb. 5 birthdays:

Jennifer Jason Leigh, 53: actress, starred as an anemic psycho in “Single White Blood Cell.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1631, Rhode Island founder Roger Williams landed in Boston where he was met by a gold-blazered real estate agent from Century 17.

On this day in 1983, former Nazi Getapo official Klaus Barbie was brought to France to stand trial for suspected war crimes at Barbie’s Malibu Dream House.

On this day in 1988, wrestler Andre the Giant beat Hulk Hogan after lifting him up by the nostrils, ripping off his face and punching his spleen.

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