August 7, 1945: Alan Cedric Page born in Canton, Ohio.
1963: Graduates from Central Catholic High School in Canton, attends the University of Notre Dame on a football scholarship.
1966: With Page as defensive end, Notre Dame wins national college football championship.
1967: Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. As right defensive tackle, becomes part of the legendary “Purple People Eaters” defensive line that helps lead the team to four Super Bowls between 1970 and 1977. They never won.
1971: Named NFL’s Most Valuable Player.
1973: Marries Diane Sims Page. They have two children; Page has two other children from a previous marriage.
1975: Enrolls in law school at the University of Minnesota; receives his JD in 1978.
1978: Released by the Vikings and joins the Chicago Bears.
1981: Retires from the National Football League.
1985: After a stint in private practice, joins the staff of the Minnesota attorney general’s office.
1988: Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame located in his hometown of Canton, Ohio.
1992: Elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
January 4, 1993: Sworn in as associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Aug. 7, 2015: Will reach mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices.