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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 7

Last Updated 02-18-2021

📰Jann S. Wenner -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.1/7/1946
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Publisher, Editor
Misc: Rolling Stone; some say 1947

📰Katherine "Katie" Couric -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.1/7/1957
Hall of Famer, Newscaster
TV Shows: Today (co-anchor 1991-2006), Now, CBS Evening News, Katie

🏆🎾Maurice McLoughlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1890 d.12/10/1957 (67)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒"Hooley" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1903 d.8/24/1963 (60)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Defensive, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1924-1941
Sports Teams: Toronto Granites, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Maroons, Boston Bruins, New York Americans

🏆⚾John Robert "Johnny" Mize -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1913 N.S. d.6/2/1993 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: NN:The Big Cat and Big Jawn
Misc: 10x All-Star, 5x World Series champion, 4x NL home run leader
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1936-1941), New York Giants (1942, 1946-1949), New York Yankees (1949-1953)

🏆🏀Robert "Bobby" McDermott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1914 d.10/3/1963 (49)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Misc: 3x NBL champ, 2x NBA Coach of the Year; star scoring guard and player coach for the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons during The Wars Years of the 1940s.
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Visitations (player 1934-1936), Baltimore Clippers (player 1939-1941), Fort Wayne Pistons (player 1941-1946), Chicago American Gears (player 1946-1947), Sheboygan Red Skins (player 1947), Hammond Calumet Buccaneers (player 1949), Wilkes-Barre Barons (player 1949-1950), Grand Rapids Hornets (player 1950), Fort Wayne Pistons (coach 1943-1946), Chicago American Gears (coach 1946-1947), Sheboygan Red Skins (coach 1947-1948), Tri-Cities Blackhawks (coach 1947-1949), Grand Rapids Hornets (coach 1950)

🏆🏒Walter "Babe" Pratt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1916 d.12/16/1988 (72)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1935-1952
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins

🎨🏆🥊George Gordienko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/7/1928 N.S. d.5/13/2002 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Artist, Wrestler, Canadian

🏆🎾Dorothy Douglass Chambers -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1878 d.1/7/1960 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English
Misc: was the leading female competitor in the period prior to World War I.

🏆🏁🏊Robert J. H. Kiphuth -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1890 N.S. d.1/7/1967 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer
Names/Places: RN: Robert John Herman "Bob" Kiphuth; Swimming Coach

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🏆🏒John Douglas "Jack" Ruttan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1889 N.S. d.1/7/1973 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1905-1918
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Hockey Club, Winnipeg Somme

🏆🎾Simonne Mathieu -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1908 d.1/7/1980 (71)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Names/Places: FN:Rene; aka Simone Mathieu
Misc: doubles tennis star (Wimbeldon 1934)

🏆🏈🥊Bronko Nagurski -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1908 d.1/7/1990 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, NFL Fullback, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RFN:Bronislau
Misc: gained over 4000 yards rushing; Retired numbers #72 and #3; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Chicago Bears (1930-1937, 1943)

🎵Owen Bradley -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1915 d.1/7/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Arranger, Musician, Pianist, Bandleader
Misc: Studio Owner; had Quintet; headed Decca Records, produced hits by Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn among others, and was credited with making Nashville the mecca of country music.

🎵Bobby Robinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1917 d.1/7/2011 (93)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: Black music Robyn Records founder

🎵🎸Neil Peart -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/12/1952 N.S. d.1/7/2020 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Rush

🏆⚾Tommy Lasorda -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1927 N.S. d.1/7/2021 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: has managed LA Dodgers to 2 World Series titles (1981,88) in 4 appearances; entered 1994 season with 1,422 regular-season wins in 18 years; Dodgers #2 retired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (1954-1955), Kansas City Athletics (1956), Los Angeles Dodgers (manager, 1976-1996)

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