🎵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)
🏆🏈🥊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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