BOBBY ORR Timeline 1990-1999

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All dates, facts and details shown below are accurate and genuine.
This Timeline was generated by spending countless hours researching numerous information sources:
web sites, books, magazines, audio interviews and video footage.

This information will be continuously be updated as more details become available.

Timeline 1990

October 21

Attended the Home Show at the World Trade Center in Boston. Somerville Lumber arranged for Bobby Orr to come in to talk and sign autographs.

Timeline 1992

February 16

Signed autographs on the opening day of the monthlong Boston Festival held at the Boston Common.

Timeline 1994

October 22

Along with Mike Barnicle of The Boston Globe, served as honorary chairmen for a gala benefit at The Pillar House restaurant in Newton, MA on behalf of the Boston-based Foundation for Children with AIDS.

Timeline 1995

September 27

Celebrated Arlington Town Day by signing autographs from 12pm-3pm at the BayBank located at 655 Massachusetts Avenue in the Arlington Centre, MA. Later that evening, along with Milt Schmidt and Woody Dumart he coached the Bruins Alumni vs. the 1980 US Olympic Team at Matthews Arena in Boston, MA.

October 17
The Best Of Bobby Orr VHS Movie released.

Timeline 1996

June 6

Joined Bob Woolf Associates, the highly renowned sports marketing and representation company.

June 20
Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk, on his first flight aboard the International Space Station, took into space with him Orr's 1970 Stanley Cup Championship ring and Orr's Bruins jersey. Once in space, Thirsk took a photo of himself in space in 1996 reenacting the famous photo of Bobby Orr following the Stanley Cup game winning goal wearing Orr’s jersey and ring.

Timeline 1997

January 27

Voted second greatest hockey player of all time by an expert committee in 1997 by The Hockey News, ahead of Gordie Howe and behind Wayne Gretzky, as well  as being named the top defenceman of all time.

June 11

Won the Canadian Hockey Award which honors Canadians' outstanding contribution to the game in Canada and internationally. The event took place at the Hockey Hall Of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.

Timeline 1998


Attended the Canadian Sporting Goods Show in Montreal, Quebec. He signed autographs for fans at the CCM display.

February 9

Had breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel in Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario, with Toronto Sun columnist Bob Ryan to start a full day routine for a story being written "Bobby Orr turns 50".

February 10

Participated, as Head Coach, in the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects game played at Tronto Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario. Team Orr lost 4-2 to Team Cherry.

March 20

Celebrated his 50th Birthday.


July 14

Mentioned in a song by The Tragically Hip, "Fireworks", from their album Phantom Power. The lyrics are: "If there's a goal that everyone remembers it He is was back in ol' 72 ...You held my hand and we walked home the long way/You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr..." The song refers to Paul Henderson's winning goal in the 1972 Canada-USSR summit series.


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