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#OTD in 1949 – Birth in Belfast of Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, snooker player and two-time world-champion.

Alex Higgins started playing snooker at the age of 11, often in the Jampot club in his native Sandy Row area of south Belfast and later in the YMCA in the nearby city centre. 205 more words

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Family of legendary Alex Higgins make appeal for help

The niece of legendary former world champion Alex Higgins has launched an appeal to find a willing venue which can exhibit some of his most precious snooker items. 371 more words



“…don’t let Metz’s propensity for the obvious and the unashamedly Hollywood deter you. Borg vs McEnroe is most certainly a terrifically entertaining film.”

Wayward Wolf. 771 more words

#OTD in 2010 – Death of Alexander 'Hurricane' Higgins.

Alex Higgins, who hit the snooker world like the hurricane which became his nickname, was to become the biggest box-office draw the game has ever known. 83 more words

Irish History