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

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🎭🎵Bob Barker -- is 99 in the year 2022 and 100 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1923
Hall of Famer, Game Show Host, Announcer, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Darrington, Wash.
TV Shows: Truth or Consequences, The Price is Right

🏆🏀Robert L. "Bob" Pettit -- is 90 in the year 2022 and 91 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1932 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward
Names/Places: b. in Baton Rouge, LA
Misc: All-NBA 1st team 10 times (1955-64); 2-time MVP (1956,59) with St. Louis Hawks; he led the Hawks to a 1958 NBA title; first player to score 20,000 points (20,880 career) with 12,849 rebounds; A graceful 6-foot 9-inch athlete, he was considered to be the first really agile player of extraordinary height in professional basketball; Hawks #9 retired, LSU #50 retired
Sports Teams: Lousiana State University (1951-1954), Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965)

🏆🏁Wally Dallenbach Sr. -- is 86 in the year 2022 and 87 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: former long time Indy car driver

🎭🎵Connie Francis -- is 85 in the year 2022 and 86 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1937
Hall of Famer, Actress, Music Producer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Newark, N.J.; RN:Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero

🎭🎵Dionne Warwick -- is 82 in the year 2022 and 83 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Hostess, Songwriter, Pianist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in East Orange, NJ; FN:Marie; aka Warwicke but gave the "e" to Dan Quayl.
Misc: the "Psychic Friends" hostess
TV Shows: Solid Gold, Love Boat (theme singer '86)

🎵🎸Dickey Betts -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1943
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Macon, GA; RFN:Richard
Group Names: Allman Brothers Band

🏆🏁Emerson Fittipaldi -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1946
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, Brazilian
Misc: 2-time Formula One world champion (1972,74); 2-time winner of Indy 500 (1989,93); won overall IndyCar title in 1989.

💰Irving Azoff -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Executive
Misc: Entertainment Executive

🏆🏒Billy (Hockey) Smith -- is 72 in the year 2022 and 73 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: only goalie to score a goal; led NY Islanders to 4 consecutive Stanley Cups (1980-83); won Vezina Trophy in 1982; Stanley Cup MVP in 1983.
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Kings (possibly 1970-1989)

🏆🏈John Randle -- is 55 in the year 2022 and 56 in the year 2023; b.12/12/1967
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings (1990-2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-2003)

💰🏆🏁August Samuel Duesenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1879 N.S. d.1/18/1955 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Manufacturer, Racing Figure
Misc: an automobile and engine manufacturer who built American racing and racing engines

⛪⚖🏆🏁🏊Otto Scheff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1889 N.S. d.10/26/1956 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, Politician, Lawyer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Austrian

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🏆⚽David "Davie" Ditchburn Meiklejohn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1900 d.8/22/1959 (58)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🎳Alfred "Lindy" Faragalli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1911 d.1/16/1997 (85)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🥊Henry Armstrong -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1912 d.10/24/1988 (75)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: RLN:Jackson
Misc: Held feather-, welter-& lghtwt-titles simultaneously 1937-38

🏆🏁🏊Ferenc Csik -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1913 N.S. d.3/29/1945 N.S. (31)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🏆🏁🏊Peter Joseph Fick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1913 N.S. d.8/10/1980 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏒Clinton James "Snuffy" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1913 N.S. d.5/19/2009 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Center, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1932-1952
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Mohawks (AHL), St. Paul Saints (USHL), Tulsa Oilers (USHL), Chicago Black Hawks (NHL), New York Rangers (NHL), Philadelphia Ramblers (I-AHL), Vancouver Lions (NWHL), Springfield Indians (CAHL)

⛪💰🎭🎵Frank Sinatra -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1915 d.5/14/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Executive, Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Movie Director, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. Hoboken, N.J.; NN:Ol' Blue Eyes, The Chairman of the Board; RFN:Francis Albert; wed Ava Gardner, then Mia Farrow, then Barbara Marx
Misc: he did it HIS way, his "Love and Marriage" song became the theme for the TV series "Married...With Children"
Song Titles: (Theme From) New York New York, Stardust, Fly Me To The Moon, I've Got You Under My Skin, Come Fly With Me, It Was a Very Good Year, Love and Marriage, Witchcraft, Strangers in the Night, That's Life, Somethin' Stupid, My Way
Album Titles: The Voice of Frank Sinatra, Songs by Sinatra, In The Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, A Swingin' Affair, Come Fly With Me, Only The Lonely, Nice 'n' Easy, September of My Years, Strangers in the Night, Sinatra at the Sands
TV Shows: The Frank Sinatra Show
Movie Titles: From Here to Eternity, Scarface, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Manchurian Candidate, On The Town, Guys and Dolls, High Society, Pal Joey, Tony Rome

🏆🏁🏊Reizo Koike -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1915 N.S. d.8/3/1998 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆🏒Ted Kennedy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1925 d.8/14/2009 (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (possibly 1942-1957)

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🏆🎳Eddie Elias -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1928 d.11/15/1998 (69)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: the founder of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA).

🏆🥊José Lothario -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1934 N.S. d.11/6/2018 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Guadalupe Robledo

🎵Reggie Grimes Young Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/12/1936 N.S. d.1/17/2019 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist
Misc: was one of the leading session musicians

James Kent -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1763 d.12/12/1847 (84)
Hall of Famer, Jurist, Scholar

🎵Frank Stokes -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1888 d.12/12/1955 (67)
Hall of Famer, Blues Performer
Misc: considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style.

⚛💰David Sarnoff -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1891 d.12/12/1971 (80)
Hall of Famer, Inventor, Pioneer, Executive, Russian
Names/Places: b. in Uzlian
Misc: Founded NBC & RCA, later bought by G.E.

🏆⚽Alan Morton -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1893 d.12/12/1971 (78)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🏒Frank Boucher -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1901 d.12/12/1977 (76)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: All-star NHL center; played 1921-1944
Sports Teams: Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Maroons, New York Rangers

🏆🥊Bill Longston -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1906 d.12/12/1982 (76)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Wild Bill Longson

🏆🎾Dorothy Round Little -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/13/1908 d.12/12/1982 (74)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵🎸Ian Stewart -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1938 d.12/12/1985 (47)
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Pianist, Rock & Roll Performer, Scottish
Group Names: Rolling Stones (an original member)

🎵Clifton Chenier -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/25/1925 d.12/12/1987 (62)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Accordionist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:King of Zydeco
Misc: b. June 26?

🏆🏀Paul J. Arizin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/9/1928 d.12/12/2006 (78)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN:Pitchin' Paul
Misc: 16,266 point career; led league in scoring [1951-52] [1956-57]; NBA's fifth player to score over 10,000 points. Line drive shooter, scoring star at Villanova, then for the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1950s
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Warriors (1950-1962), Camden Bullets (EPBL 1962-1965)

🎵Ike Turner -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1931 N.S. d.12/12/2007 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Clarksdale, MS; RFN:Izear; Tina's ex-
Misc: Talent scout

🎵Charlie Pride -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1934 N.S. d.12/12/2020 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Sledge, Miss.
Misc: the first black country superstar with 39 #1 country hits
Song Titles: Just Between You and Me, All I Have To Offer You (Is Me), (I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again, I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me, I'd Rather Love You, Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone, Wonder Could I Live There Anymore?, I'm Just Me, Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'
Album Titles: Country, The Country Way, Charley Pride in Person, The Sensational Charley Pride, Just Plain Charley, Charley Pride's 10th Album, From Me to You, Charlie Pride Sings Heart Songs

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