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Gordie Howe 1st to score 1,000 points...
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November 28, 1960
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, November 28, 1960
* Gordie Howe 1st to break 1,000 points
* Detroit Red Wings
* NHL hockey
This 22 page newspaper has a three column headline on page 16: "Pacesetting Wings Blank Leafs" with subhead: "Howe Ties Richard as Greatest Scorer in 2-0 Victory" and one column photo of Howe (see photos) which tells of Gordie Howe tying Maurice Richard as the all time NHL hockey scorer with 1091 points.
But this was also when Gordie Howe became the first player ever to score 1,000 points during regular season games as well.
Other news of the day. Light browning, otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: Gordon "Gordie" Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928) is a retired professional ice hockey player from Canada who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association (WHA). Howe is often referred to as Mr. Hockey, and is generally regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.
Being most famous for his scoring prowess, physical strength, and the longevity of his career, Howe is the only player to have competed in the NHL in five (1940s through 1980s) different decades. A four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings, he won six Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player and six Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer. He was the recipient of the first NHL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
Category: The 20th Century