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

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🏁Robert Charles "Bob" Tullius -- is 92 in the year 2022 and 93 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1930 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

⛪🏆🏒Gerry Cheevers -- is 82 in the year 2022 and 83 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1940
Hall of Famer, Athiest, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1956-1980; longest undefeated streak [32 games]
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Boston Bruins (NHL), Cleveland Crusaders (WHA), Pittsburgh Hornets (AHL), Rochester Americans (AHL), Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL), Sudbury Wolves (EPHL), Sault Thunderbirds (EPHL)

🏆⚾Johnny Bench -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1947
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Catcher, MLB Infielder
Names/Places: b. in Oklahoma City; RN:Johnny Lee; NN:The Big Red Machine
Misc: NL MVP 1970, 1972, 14x All-Star, 2x World Series champ, 10x Gold Glove, 2x NL Home Run leader, 3x NL RBI Leader; led the NL in HRs twice and RBI 3 times; with Cincinnati Reds, World Series MVP in 1976; 389 career HRs; Reds #5 retired
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (1967-1983)

🎭🎵🎸Tom Waits -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1949
Hall of Famer, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Pomona, CA
Song Titles: The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
Movie Titles: Mystery Men

🏆🥊Mike McCallum -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1956
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Jamaican
Names/Places: NN:The Body Snatcher

🏆🏀Larry Bird -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1956
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in French Lick, IN; MN:Joe
Misc: 150 games, 3681 points, 24.5 ppg; college Player of Year (1979) at Indiana St.; led Boston Celtics to 3 NBA titles; 3x NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986); 3x NBA Most Valuable Player (1984-1986); 12x NBA All-Star (1980-1988, 1990-1992); 2x NBA Finals MVP (1984, 1986); 9x All-NBA First Team (1980-1988); All-NBA Second Team (1990); 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982-1984); NBA Rookie of the Year (1980); NBA All-Rookie Team (1980); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Member of the 1992 "Dream Team" inducted as a unit in 2010; Celtics #33 retired
Sports Teams: Indiana State (1976-1979), Boston Celtics (1979-1992), Indiana Pacers (coach 1997-2000)

🏆🥊Tamara "Tammy" Lynn Sytch -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1972 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Wrestling Manager
Names/Places: ring name: Sunny

🏆🏈Terrell Owens -- is 49 in the year 2022 and 50 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1973
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 5x First-TEam All-Pro, 3x NFL receiving leader touchdowns leader; became the first player in NFL history to catch a touchdown against all 32 teams during his career.
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1996-2003), Philadelphia Eagles (2004-2005), Dallas Cowboys (2006-2008), Buffalo Bills (2009), Cincinnati Bengals (2010), Allen Wranglers (2012, Indoor Football League)

🏆🏈Alan Joseph Faneca -- is 46 in the year 2022 and 47 in the year 2023; b.12/7/1976 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard

🏆⚾James Laurie "Deacon" White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1847 N.S. d.7/7/1939 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Misc: one of the principal stars during the first two decades of the sport's professional era.
Sports Teams: Cleveland Forest Citys (1868-1872), Boston Red Stocking (1873-1875), Chicago White Stockings (1876), Boston Red Stocking (1877), Cincinnati Reds (1878-1880), Buffalo Bisons (1881-1885), Detroit Wolverines (1886-1888), Pittsburgh Pirates (1889), Buffalo Bisons (1890), Forest City of Cleveland (manager 1872), Cincinnati Reds (manager 1879)

🏆🏒Ivan Wikfried "Ching" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1898 N.S. d.6/16/1979 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1925-1944
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, New York Americans

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🏆🏀Lloyd R. Leith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1902 N.S. d.9/30/1979 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Misc: High School coach; officiated 16 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships between 1939 and 1955.

🎭Leonard Harry Goldenson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1905 d.12/27/1999 (94)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive, Film Executive

🏆🎾John Doeg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1908 d.4/27/1978 (69)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Mexican
Misc: US Open 1930 champ

🏆🏒Walter Earl Seibert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1911 d.5/12/1990 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1931-1947
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings

🏆🏁🏊Alan Ford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1923 N.S. d.11/3/2008 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏁Mickey Thompson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1928 d.3/16/1988 (59)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: off-road racing legend; Drag racing, Off-road racing; Speed and endurance record breaker

🏆⛸James Grogan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1931 d.7/2/2000 (68)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🥊Richard Erwin Rood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1958 N.S. d.4/20/1999 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, American
Names/Places: ring name: Ravishing Rick Rude

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🏆🥊James Figg -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1695 d.12/7/1734
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Misc: recognized as the first English bare-knuckle boxing champion reigning from 1719-1734

🏆🏒Blair Russel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/17/1880 d.12/7/1961 (81)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1899-1910; helped the Victorias to several Stanley Cup wins during his carrer
Sports Teams: Montreal Victorias

🏆⛸Beatrix Loughran -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/30/1900 d.12/7/1975 (75)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🏀Edward "Eddie" Gottlieb -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1898 N.S. d.12/7/1979 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Manager, NBA Coach
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Basketball and The Mogul
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Warriors (first coach and manager and former owner 1951-1962)

🎵Tommmy Cogbill -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1932 N.S. d.12/7/1982 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Bassist, Guitarist

🎵Richard "Ricky" Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1940 N.S. d.12/7/1987 N.S. (47)
Hall of Famer, Baritone, Soul Singer
Names/Places: aka: Abdul Rashid Talhah
Group Names: The Manhattans

🏆⚽William John "Billy" Bremner -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1942 N.S. d.12/7/1997 N.S. (54)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, Scottish

🏆🏁🏊Kevin Berry -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1945 N.S. d.12/7/2006 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

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

🏆🎾Arthur D. Larsen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1925 d.12/7/2012 (87)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: US Open 1950

🏆🏈Chalmers William "Bump" Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/30/1925 N.S. d.12/7/2019 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Purdue (player), Michigan (player then coach)

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