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Encyclopedia > Dick "Night Train" Lane

Richard Lane, better known as Dick "Night Train" Lane ( April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). There are 259 days remaining. Events 1178 BC - A solar eclipse may mark the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War. 1071 - Bari falls to Robert... 16 April 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-May January 6- 7 - River Thames floods in London - 14 drowned January 17 - OGPU arrests Lev Trotsky in Moscow; he assumes a status of passive resistance and is exiled to Turkestan February - Kurume University... 1928 - January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 336 days remaining, (337 in leap years). Events 904 - Sergius III came out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed Pope Christopher. 1595 - Romeo and Juliet, a famous play by William Shakespeare... 29 January 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated: International Year of Ecotourism and Mountains National Science Year in the United Kingdom Autism Awareness Year in the United Kingdom Events January Euro banknotes in circulation throughout the twelve countries of the European Union that... 2002) was an United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. It is one of the more physically demanding sports, with a great deal of physical contact occurring on each play, and requiring rare athletic talent. However, it is also a complex game of... football player, best known as a Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. However, like all defensive players, a DB can rush the quarterback and tackle running... defensive back for the Conference NFC Division North Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Colors Honolulu blue, silver, and black Head Coach Steve Mariucci All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 480-530-32 The Detroit Lions are a National Football League team based in Detroit, Michigan... Detroit Lions.


He was born in Skyline from Town Lake Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, within the United States of America. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, Austin has a population of 656,562 people (metro area population of over 1 million people), making it the fourth-largest city in Texas... Austin, Texas and raised by Ella Lane, a woman who found him as an infant in a dumpster.


He was signed in 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). Events January events January 8 - West Germany has 8 million refugees inside its borders. January 24 - Sudden heavy snowfall in Algeria. January 24 - Vincent Massey sworn in as first Canada-born Governor-General of Canada. February... 1952 as an undrafted free agent by the The St. Louis Rams are a National Football League team based in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded: 1937 Formerly known as: Cleveland Rams (1937-1945), Los Angeles Rams (1946-1994; in Los Angeles 1946-1978. Home stadium: Edward Jones Dome Uniform colors: Navy Blue and Gold Helmet design: Golden ram horns... Los Angeles Rams. He went to the open tryout that led to his signing because he disliked his job in an aircraft factory. In his rookie season he set an NFL single season record for interceptions with 14. While with the Rams he acquired the nickname "Night Train" from a hit record by Buddy Morrow frequently played by his teammate, Tom Fears. He initially didn't like the nickname but it grew on him after it gained national attention. It first appeared in print describing a tackle in a Rams exhibition game: Dick "Night Train" Lane derails Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice.


He wore number 81, unusual for a defensive back, because he was initially projected as an end. The ends playing in front of him on the Rams, Tom Fears and Elroy Hirsch (June 17, 1923 - January 28, 2004) was an American football running back and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Rockets, nicknamed Crazy Legs for his unusual running style. Hirsch was born in Wausau, where he started his football career with Wausau High School under legendary high... Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, were stars, so Coach Joe Stydahar tried Lane at defensive back, and a legend was born.


He was traded to the The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. Founded: 1898 Formerly known as: Chicago Cardinals, 1920-1959; St. Louis Cardinals, 1960-1987; Phoenix Cardinals, 1988-1993. Home stadium: Sun Devil Stadium - Tempe, Arizona Uniform colors: Cardinal red and White Helmet design: white helmet, the silhouette... Chicago Cardinals in 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). Events January events January 14 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator forming the American Motors Corporation January 14 - Marilyn Monroe weds Joe DiMaggio. January 15 - Mau Mau leader Waruhiu Itote is captured in... 1954 and to the Conference NFC Division North Founded 1930 Home Field Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan Colors Honolulu blue, silver, and black Head Coach Steve Mariucci All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 480-530-32 The Detroit Lions are a National Football League team based in Detroit, Michigan... Detroit Lions in 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-February January - State of emergency is lifted in Kenya - Mau Mau Rebellion is officially over January 1 - Independence of Cameroon January 9 - Aswan High Dam construction begins in Egypt January 14 - Ralph Chubb, the... 1960, where he played through the end of his career in 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). Events January-February January 4 - United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his Great Society during his State of the Union address. January 12 - Bodies of 2 15 year olds Christine Sharrock + Marrine Schmidt found... 1965.


He was particularly noted as a hard hitter, who liked to tackle by the head and neck (a technique outlawed today). This tackle was sometimes called a "Night Train Necktie".


He was selected to six Pro Bowls, and to the The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. The building opened in Canton, Ohio, United States, on September 7, 1963, with 17 charter inductees. Through 2004, all but one of the inductees played some part of their pro career in the NFL... Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). Events January-February January 5 - Dungeons & Dragons officially released. February 3 - Prisoners Riot in Bathurst jail Riots much of jail destoyed by fire February 4 - Patricia Hearst, the 19 year old granddaughter of publisher William Randolph... 1974. In 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). For other uses, see Number 1969. For the movie, see 1969 (movie). Events January January 1 - Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchases the largest selling British Sunday newspaper The News Of The World January... 1969 he was named the best cornerback of the first fifty years of pro football.


He was married three times, including his best known marriage to jazz singer Dinah Washington (August 29, 1924 - December 14, 1963) was a famous American blues, jazz, and gospel singer. Washington was born Ruth Jones in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; her family moved to Chicago, Illinois before she started school. In Chicago she studied in Walter Dyetts renowned music program at DuSable High School... Dinah Washington. He was the last of her seven husbands when she died in December, Events January-February January 11 - The Whisky A Go-Go night club in Los Angeles, the first disco in the USA, is opened. January 14 - George Wallace becomes governor of Alabama. January 22 - Elysée treaty between France and Germany January 28 - Black student Harvey Gantt enters Clemson College in... 1963.


Links

  • Official website (http://www.cmgworldwide.com/football/lane/)
  • Obituary  (http://slick.org/deathwatch/mailarchive/msg00648.html)
  • Detroit Lions page on Lane (http://www.detroitlions.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=3334)

 
 

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