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Mike Eruzione

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
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Profession: Ice Hockey Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Best known as the captain of the 1980 Winter Olympics United States national team that defeated the Soviet Union in the famous "Miracle on Ice" game, in which he scored the game-winning goal.

Born: October 25, 1954
Birthplace: Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
Age: 66 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1980-02-22 "Miracle on Ice": US ice hockey team beats heavily favoured Soviet Union, 4-3 at Lake Placid in one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history; Americans go on to win gold medal

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