1953 Former NHL center Doug Gibson born in Peterborough, Ont. Gibson played in the NHL 1973-74 through 1977-78 with Boston and Washington.
1948 Former NHL defenseman Barry Gibbs born in Lloydminster, Sask. Gibbs played in the NHL 1967-68 through 1979-80 with Boston, Minnesota, Atlanta, St. Louis and Los Angeles.
1945 Former NHL defenseman John Arbour born in Niagara Falls, Ont. Arbour played in the NHL 1965-66 through 1971-72 with Boston, Pittsburgh, Vancouver and St. Louis.
1961 Former NHL center Steve Kasper born in Montreal, Que. Kasper played in the NHL 1980-81 thru 1992-93 with Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay.
1997 Boston Bruins acquired Robert Lang from Pittsburgh, during the annual NHL Waiver Draft.
1956 Former NHL center Bob Miller born in Medford, Mass. Miller played in the NHL 1977-78 through 1981-82 with Boston, the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles.
1915 Hall of Famer Frank Brimsek was born in Eveleth, Minnesota. Brimsek played in the NHL 1938-39 through 1949-50 with Boston and Chicago.
1967 Former NHL center Craig Janney born in Hartford, Ct. Janney has played in the NHL 1987-88 thru 1997-98 with Boston, St. Louis, the San Jose Sharks, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders.
1983 Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Ken Dryden and Boston G.M. Harry Sinden were inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In 1992 Woody Dumart was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Dumart was the left wing on the "Kraut Line" with Milt Schmidt and Bobby Bauer -- the trio was one of the most famous lines in hockey history. Dumart - at 6'1", one of the largest wingers of his day - was the skilled checking and defensive component to the line, while contributing good scoring, and helped lead the Bruins to Stanley Cup victories in 1939 and 1941. His contributions were recognized by being named the left wing on the Second All-Star Team in both 1940 and 1941.
1955 Former NHL center Matti Hagman born in Helsinki, Finland. Hagman played in the NHL 1976-77 through 1981-82 with Boston and Edmonton.
1965 Former NHL defenseman Petr Prajsler born in Hradec Kralove, Czech. Prajsler played in the NHL 1987-88 through 1991-92 with Los Angeles and Boston.
On This date in 1940 Former NHL right winger Ed Westfall was born in Belleville, Ont. Westfall played in the NHL 1961-62 through 1978-79 with Boston and the New York Islanders. His two-way prowess was a big factor in the Bruins' Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972.