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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 13

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🎭Dick Van Dyke -- is 97 in the year 2022 and 98 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1925
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in West Plains, Mo.
TV Shows: Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Pantotime Quiz, The Dick Van Dyke Show (as Rob Petrie), New Dick Van Dyke Show (as Dick Preston), Carol Burnett Show, Van Dyke & Company, Diagnosis Murder (as Dr. Mark Sloan)

🎵Lou Adler -- is 89 in the year 2022 and 90 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1933
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Pop Singer

🏆⚾Ferguson Arthur Jenkins -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1942
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher, Canadian
Misc: 3x All-Star, NL Cy Young Award winner in 1971; struck out 3,192 players; Cubs #31 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1965-1966), Chicago Cubs (1966-1973), Texas Rangers (1974-1975), Boston Red Sox (1976-1977), Texas Rangers (1978-1981), Chicago Cubs (1982-1983)

🎵🎸Jeff "Skunk" Baxter -- is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Misc: also a studio musician and producer for Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Little Feat, & Rod Stewart
Group Names: Steely Dan (lead), The Doobie Brothers

🎵Randy Yeull Owen -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Group Names: Alabama (lead)

🏆🏒Bob Gainey -- is 69 in the year 2022 and 70 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1953
Hall of Famer, NHL Executive, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1973-1989
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1973-1989)

🏆🏈Richard Lomar Dent -- is 62 in the year 2022 and 63 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1960
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End
Misc: Super Bowl XX MVP; 4x Pro Bowl, 4x All-Pro, 2x Super Bowl champ, 100 Sacks Club
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (1983-1993), San Francisco 49ers (1994), Chicago Bears (1995), Indianapolis Colts (1996), Philadelphia Eagles (1997)

🏆🏈Gary Zimmerman -- is 61 in the year 2022 and 62 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1961
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, USFL Figure
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl, 2x All-USFL selection, Broncos and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Express (1984-1985), Minnesota Vikings (1986-1992) Denver Broncos (1993-1997)

🏆🏒Sergei Fedorov -- is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1969
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Russian
Misc: played 1986-2012; the first Russian to win NHL Hart Trophy as 1993-94 regular season MVP; 2-time All-Star with Detroit.
Sports Teams: CSKA Moscow, Detroit Red Wings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Columbus Blue Jackets, Washington Capitals, Metallurg Magnitogorsk

🎵🎸Danny Lohner -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1970 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Alternative Rock Musician
Group Names: Nine Inch Nails

🏆🏁🏊Otylia Jędrzejczak -- is 39 in the year 2022 and 40 in the year 2023; b.12/13/1983 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Polish

✍⛪🎵Phillips Brooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1835 d.1/23/1893 (57)
Hall of Famer, Author, Clergyman, Composer
Misc: the American Episcopal bishop who wrote the words to "O Little Town of Bethlehem," was born in Boston.

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📰🎭Drew Pearson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1897 N.S. d.9/1/1969 (71)
Hall of Famer, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Columnist, Radio Actor
Names/Places: RN:Andrew Russel Pearson
Misc: One of the most influential newspaper columnists in the United States.

🏆🏒Maurice "Moe" Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1905 N.S. d.2/7/1975 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player
Misc: played 10 games in the NHL and most of his 16 seasons in the minor hockey leagues
Sports Teams: Cleveland Barons, New Haven Eagles

🏆🥊Leroy Michael McGuirk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1910 N.S. d.9/9/1988 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Misc: Wrestling promoter

🏆🥊Archie Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1916 d.12/9/1998 (81)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Names/Places: b. in Benoit, MS; RN:Archibald Lee Wright
Misc: a light-heavyweight boxing champ (1952-60), won 136 of 220 fights all by knockout. A light-heavyweight champ for ten years, he once challenged heavyweight Rocky Marciano and knocked him down in the 2nd round, but lost the bout; pro record 199-26-8 with 145 KOs; some say b. 1913.

🏆🏁Bill Vukovich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1918 d.5/30/1955 (36)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

🏆⚾Larry Doby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1924 d.6/18/2003 (78)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: first black in baseball's American League (Cleveland Indians), 7x All-Star, World Series champion, 2x AL home run leader; Indians #14 retired
Sports Teams: Newark Eagles (Negro leagues 1942-1943, 1946-1947), Cleveland Indians (1947-1955, 1958), Chicago White Sox (player 1956-1957, 1959, manager 1978), Detroit Tigers (1959), Chunichi Dragons (Nippon Professional Baseball 1962)

🎵Joe Messina -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1928 N.S. d.4/4/2022 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Musician
Misc: Motown Staff musician; guitarist on all studio recordings in Detroit.

🏆🏀Gus (Basketball) Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1938 N.S. d.4/29/1987 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player
Misc: 5x NBA All-Star (1965, 1968-71); 4x All-NBA Second Team (1965-66, 1970-71); 2x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1970-71); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1964); ABA Champion (Indiana Pacers, 1973)
Sports Teams: Baltimore Bullets (1963-1972), Phoenix Suns (1972), Indiana Pacers (ABA 1972-1973)

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🏆🏈🥊Sylvester "Junkyard Dog" Ritter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/13/1952 N.S. d.6/2/1998 N.S. (45)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:Junkyard Dog or JYD for short

🏆⚽Arthur Wharton -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1865 d.12/13/1930 (65)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🎾Alice Marble -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1913 d.12/13/1990 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: U.S. singles champ 4X's

🎵Zalman "Zal" Yanovsky -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1944 d.12/13/2002 (57)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Zalman
Group Names: The Lovin' Spoonful

💰🏆⚽Lamar Hunt -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1932 N.S. d.12/13/2006 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Founder, Sports Figure, Soccer Player
Misc: AFL founder and first president who came up with the term Super Bowl; co-founder of the NASL
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (owner)

🏆🏈Thomas Henry Nobis Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1943 N.S. d.12/13/2017 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Texas, Atlanta Falcons

🏆🏈Bill Fralic -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/31/1962 N.S. d.12/13/2018 N.S. (56)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, College Football Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; in the Collge Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Pittsburth, Atlanta Falcons (1985-1992), Detroit Lions (1993)

🏆🏁🏊Jimmy McLane -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1930 N.S. d.12/13/2020 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: James Price McLane Jr.

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