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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 8

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🎵Jerry (Singer) Butler -- is 83 in the year 2022 and 84 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Sunflower, MS
Group Names: The Impressions

🏆🏒Red Berenson -- is 83 in the year 2022 and 84 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Player, AHL Figure, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Gordon Arthur Berenson; NN: Red, The Red Baron
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Aces

🏆🏈Robert Stanford "Bob" Brown -- is 81 in the year 2022 and 82 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1941
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: NN:The Boomer
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles (1964-1968), Los Angeles Rams (1969-1970), Oakland Raiders (1971-1973)

🏆⚽Geoff Hurst -- is 81 in the year 2022 and 82 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1941
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: MBE; striker

🎵🎸Bobby Elliott -- is 81 in the year 2022 and 82 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1941
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer, British
Group Names: The Hollies

🏆🏈Bill Polian -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1942
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, NFL General Manager

🏆⚽Paul Child -- is 70 in the year 2022 and 71 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1952
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, American, English
Misc: played forward for nine seasons in the ASL

🎵🎸Warren Cuccurullo -- is 66 in the year 2022 and 67 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1956 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Frank Zappa, Missing Persons (founder), Duran Duran

🏆🏁🏊Hannelore Anke -- is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German
Names/Places: aka Hannelore Hofmann

🎵🎸Phil Collen -- is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Philip Kenneth
Group Names: Def Leppard

🏆🏈George Washington Rogers Jr. -- is 64 in the year 2022 and 65 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1958
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1980)
Sports Teams: University of South Carolina, New Orleans Saints (1981-1984), Washington Redskins (1985-1987)

🏆🏀Teresa Weatherspoon -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1965 N.S.
Hall of Famer, WNBA Figure, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player

🏆⚽Hope Powell -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1966
Hall of Famer, Soccer Midfielder, English

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🏆⚾Michael Cole "Mike" Mussina -- is 54 in the year 2022 and 55 in the year 2023; b.12/8/1968 N.S.
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: Moose
Misc: 5x All Star, 7x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (1991-2000), New York Yankees (2001-2008)

Eli Whitney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1765 d.1/8/1825 (59)
Hall of Famer, Inventor
Misc: The Cotton Gin and the concept of mass production of interchangable parts

🏆🥊James "Deal" Burke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1809 d.1/8/1845 (35)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🎾Pierre Etchebaster -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1893 d.3/24/1980 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🎾Wilmer Allison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1904 d.4/20/1977 (72)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: U.S. Open 1935

🏆🏒Marty Barry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1905 d.8/20/1969 (63)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:Martin James "Goal-a-Game" Barry
Misc: playing career 1927-1941
Sports Teams: New York Americans, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens

🎵Jack Stapp -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1912 d.12/20/1980 (68)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Performer
Misc: WSM Radio executive and co-founder of Tree Publishing

🎵🎷Floyd Tillman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1914 d.8/22/2003 (88)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer, Jazz Singer, Country Singer

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🏆🎳Joseph Kristof -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1920 d.11/22/2003 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

⛪🎭🎵Sammy Davis Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1925 N.S. d.5/16/1990 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Judaism convert, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Impressionist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: lounge, records, films, theater, & television
Song Titles: Baretta (theme), The Candyman
TV Shows: Sammy Davis Jr. Show

🏆🏒Wallace Daniel "Wally" Grant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1927 N.S. d.11/5/2014 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Sports Teams: University of Michigan

✍🎵🎸Jim Morrison -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1943 d.7/3/1971 (27)
Hall of Famer, Poet, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Lizard King; FN:James Douglas; d. heart failure in Paris; his name is an anagram for "Mr. Mojo Risin'".
Group Names: The Doors (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Break On Thorugh (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, People Are Strange, Love Me Two Times, Hello I Love You, Touch Me, Love Her Madly, Riders on the Storm
Album Titles: The Doors, Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel, L.A. Woman

⛪🎵🎸Gregg Allman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/8/1947 d.5/27/2017 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Nashville
Group Names: The Allman Brothers Band, soloist
Song Titles: Ramblin' Man (as part of The Allman Brothers Band), Midnight Rider, I'm No Angel, Anything Goes
Album Titles: At Fillmore East (live), Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Win Lose or Draw, Enlightened Rogues, Reach For The Sky (previous titles as part of The Allman Brothers Band), Laid Back, Playin' Up a Storm, I'm No Angel, Low Country Blues

🏆🏀Frank "Pop" Morgenweck -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1875 N.S. d.12/8/1941 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, NBA Executive, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Misc: a coach and an owner of professional teams, operating teams in ten different leagues and in more than 18 cities

🏆⚾Tristram Speaker -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1888 d.12/8/1958 (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Center Fielder
Misc: AL Chalmers Award Winner 1912; AL batted .344 over 22 seasons; hit record 793 career doubles, 3515 hits; Tris hit more doubles than Pete Rose.
Sports Teams: Boston Americans/Red Sox (1907-1915), Cleveland Indians (1916-1926), Washington Senators (1927), Philadelphia Athletics (1928), Cleveland Indians (manager 1919-1926)

🎨🎭🎵🎸John Lennon -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1940 d.12/8/1980 (40)
Hall of Famer, Artist, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Liverpool; MN:Ono nee Winston; Yoko Ono's hubby, Cynthia's ex-husband
Misc: in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo and a Beatle
Group Names: The Quarrymen, Moondogs, Silver Beatles, Beatles (co-lead), Plastic Ono Band, Elephant's Memory, soloist
Song Titles: Love Me Do, From Me To You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, I Saw Her Standing There, All My Loving, Twist and Shout, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Day's Night, I Feel Fine, Eight Days a Week, Ticket To Ride, Rock and Roll Music, Help!, Yesterday, We Can Work It Out, Michelle, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, All You Need is Love, Hello Goodbye, Lady Madonna, I Am The Walrus, Hey Jude, Oh-La Di Ob-La Da, Get Back, The Ballad of John and Yoko, Come Together, Something, Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road (previous titles with The Beatles), Give Peace a Chance, Cold Turkey, Instant Karma, Power to the People, Imagine, Happy Xmas, Mind Games, Whatever Gets You Through The Night, #9 Dream, Stand By Me, Starting Over, Woman, Watching The Wheels, Nobody Told Me
Album Titles: Please Please Me, With The Beatles, Introducing...The Beatles, Meet The Beatles!, The Beatles Second Album, A Hard Day's Night, Something New, Beatles '65, Beatles VI, Help!, Rubber Soul, Yesterday and Today, Revolver, Sargent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album, Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road, Let It Be (previous titles with The Beatles), John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Imagine, Mind Games, Walls and Bridges, Double Fantasy
Movie Titles: A Hard Day's Night, Help!, How I Won The War, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine

🎵Walter "Shakey" Horton -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/6/1921 N.S. d.12/8/1981 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Harmonicaist
Names/Places: NN:Big

🎭🎵Marty Robbins -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1925 d.12/8/1982 (57)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Glendale, AZ; RN:Martin David Robinson
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular; stock car racer
Song Titles: I'll Go On Alone, Singing The Blues, A White Sport Coat, El Paso, Don't Worry
Album Titles: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Return of the Gunfighter, R.F.D., Drifter, Tonight Carmen, I Walk Alone, El Paso City, Adios Amigo

🎭🎵"Slim" Pickens -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1919 d.12/8/1983 (64)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kingsberg, CA; RN:Louis Bert Lindley Jr.; d. in Modesto, CA
Misc: some say d. November 20; in Cowboy Hall of Fame; 1930s top rodeo clown, 1940s western films, 1950s western TV supporting player
TV Shows: The Outlaws, Custer, BJ & the Bear (as Sgt. Beauregard Wiley), Hee Haw, Filthy Rich (as Big Guy Beck)
Movie Titles: Blazing Saddles, Dr. Strangelove

🏆🏈George (Football) Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1930 N.S. d.12/8/2001 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive, Football Coach, Football Player

🎭Roger Monroe King -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1944 d.12/8/2007 (63)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive
Misc: media and TV executive for King World Productions and CBS.

🎵🎸Bonnie Lou -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1924 d.12/8/2015 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: LN:Kath; RN:Sally Carson
Misc: in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame

🏆⚾🏈Harold R. "Tubby" Raymond -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1926 N.S. d.12/8/2017 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Delaware (baseball 1956-64, football 1954-2001)

🏆🥊John "Jack" Lanza -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1935 N.S. d.12/8/2021 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Blackjack Lanza

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