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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 12

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🎵William Lee Golden -- is 82 in the year 2021 and 83 in the year 2022; b.1/12/1939
Hall of Famer, Baritone, Country Singer
Group Names: Oak Ridge Boys

🏆🏈Tucker (Ivan) Frederickson -- is 78 in the year 2021 and 79 in the year 2022; b.1/12/1943
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Auburn University, New York Giants (1965-1971)

🎵Philip Eugene "Phil" Perry -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.1/12/1952 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Musician, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Montclairs, soloist

🏆🏁🏊Helen Vanderburg -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.1/12/1959 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Canadian

🏆🏀Dominique Wilkins -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.1/12/1960
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, French
Names/Places: NN:The Human Highlight Film; RFN:Jacques
Misc: the last player to lead NBA in scoring (1986) before Michael Jordan's reign; traded from Atlanta to LA Clippers in 1994; later signed as free agent with Boston; elder statesman of Dream Team II; 9x NBA All Star (1986-1994); NBA scoring champion (1986); All-NBA First Team (1986); 4x All-NBA Second Team (1987-1988, 1991, 1993); 2x All-NBA Third Team (1989, 1994); NBA All-Rookie Team (1983); FIBA World Championship gold medalist (1994); Hawks #21 retired
Sports Teams: Atlanta Hawks (1982-1994), Los Angeles Clippers (1994), Boston Celtics (1994-1995), Panathinaikos (Greece 1995-1996), San Antonio Spurs (1996-1997), Fortitudo Bologna (Italy 1997-1998), Orlando Magic (1999)

🏆🏁🏊Marcos Díaz -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.1/12/1975 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Dominican Republican
Names/Places: RN: Marcos Aurelio Diaz Dominguez

🏆🏌Harold Hilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1869 d.3/5/1942 (73)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

💰🏆🏁Carl Graham Fisher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1874 N.S. d.7/15/1939 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Racing Figure
Names/Places: NN: The Brickyard
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame for helping to develop paved racetracks and public roadways

⚛🎭🏆🥊Georges Carpentier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1894 d.10/28/1975 (81)
Hall of Famer, Pilot, Actor, Boxer, French
Names/Places: PRON: Car-pont-yay
Misc: a world light-heavyweight champion (1920-22) and a European champion at four weight classes

🏆⚽Jimmy Douglas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1898 d.3/5/1972 (74)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

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🎵"Mississippi" Fred McDowell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1904 d.7/3/1972 (68)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🎭🎵"Tex" Ritter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1905 d.1/2/1974 (68)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Murvaul, TX; RFMN:Woodward Maurice; John's father; NN:The Voice of the Western
Misc: starred with his horse White Flash; star in over 80 Hollywood westerns; some say b. 1907; Hall of Fame in Cowboy & Country Music

🎵Jay "Hootie" McShann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1916 N.S. d.12/7/2006 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Bandleader, Blues Performer

🏆🏈Mac Curtis Speedie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1920 N.S. d.3/5/1993 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL End, CFL Figure
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns, Saskatchewan Roughriders, BC Lions

🎵Ray Price -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1926 d.12/16/2013 (87)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Perryville, TX; NN:The Cherokee Cowboy; MN:Nobel
Misc: had over 80 Top 40 hits on the Country Charts

🏆🏁Lloyd Ruby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1928 d.3/23/2009 (81)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🎭🎵🎷Ruth Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1928 N.S. d.11/17/2006 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, TV/Stage Actress, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:Miss Rhythm; RLN:Weston
Misc: some say b. Jan 12
TV Shows: Hello Larry (as Leona)

🏆🏒Tim Horton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1930 d.2/21/1974 (44)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1949-1974
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres

🏆🏈Norm "Mouse" Fieldgate -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1932 N.S. d.3/6/2020 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, CFL Figure, Football Player, Canadian
Sports Teams: BC Lions (1954-1967)

🏆🥊Walter Bookbinder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1933 d.3/6/2007 (74)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Ray "Thunder" Stern

🏆🏁🏊Chester Andrew "Chet" Jastremski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1941 N.S. d.5/3/2014 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

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🏆🥊Joe Frazier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1944 d.11/7/2011 (67)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Beauford, S.C.; NN:Smokin' Joe
Misc: 1964 Olympic heavyweight champion; world heavyweight champ (1970-73); fought Muhammad Ali 3 times and won once; pro record 32-4-1 with 27 KOs; most say b. Jan 17

🎵Cynthia Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1946 d.11/23/2015 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Trumpeter, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Misc: some say b. 1944
Group Names: Sly & the Family Stone

✍📰🎭Rush Limbaugh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1951 N.S. d.2/17/2021 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Author, Commentator, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Kansas City, KS; MN:Hudson
Misc: has his own radio and television talk shows; Al Franken says he is a big fat idiot.

🏆🥊Gertrude Elizabeth "Luna" Vachon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1962 N.S. d.8/27/2010 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🏆🥊Luna Vachon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/12/1962 N.S. d.8/27/2010 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon

🏆🎾Juliette Atkinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1873 d.1/12/1944 (70)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🥊Sam Langford -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/4/1883 d.1/12/1956 (72)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Canadian

🏆🏈"Turk" Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1907 d.1/12/1973 (65)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: RFMN:Albert Glen
Misc: all pro 4x
Sports Teams: Boston Braves (player 1932), Boston Redskins (player 1933-1936), Washington Redskins (player 1937-1940), Washington Redskins (assistant coach 1941-1945), Washington Redskins (head coach 1946-1948)

🎵Maurice Gibb -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1949 d.1/12/2003 (53)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Bassist, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in Isle of Man; Andy & Barry's brother, Robin's twin
Group Names: The Bee Gees
Song Titles: I Started a Joke, Lonely Days, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, Jive Talkin', Nights on Broadway, Fanny, You Should Be Dancing, Love So Right, How Deep is Your Love, Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Too Much Heaven, Tragedy, Love You Inside Out, One
Album Titles: Bee Gees' 1st, Main Course, Children of the World, Saturday Night Fever, Spirits Having Flown, Best of the Bee Gees, Bee Gees Greatest

🎵Betty McGlown-Travis -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1941 N.S. d.1/12/2008 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Supremes

🏆🎾Alastair Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1915 d.1/12/2010 (94)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏈Keith (Broadcaster) Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1928 d.1/12/2018 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA; NN:Mr. College Football
Misc: College Football sportscasters 1952-2006
TV Shows: Monday Night Football, Monday Night Baseball, ABC Sports (1966-2006)

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