Illinois History Minutes

March 7 Illinois History Minute


It’s March 7th. And Basketball player Andy Phillip, Handy Andy, was born on this day in 1922 in Granite City.  The All-America forward led the Fighting Illini’s top-ranked Whiz Kids lineup of 1942-43. Philip began his NBA career with the Chicago Stags, and in the 50s, played in the league’s first five all-star games.

March 7th is also the day in 1981 that Star Wars came to WILL in a radio adaptation from NPR.