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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 15

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🏈Billy Shaw -- is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1938
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Misc: 8x AFL All-Star, 2x AFL champ
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills (1961-1969)

🎵Cindy Birdsong -- is 83 in the year 2022 and 84 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Supremes (1967-72), Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles

🏆⚽Mike Summerbee -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1942
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: right wing and forward

🎵Dave Clark -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1942
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Drummer, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: b. in London
Misc: in the Blues Hall of Fame.
Group Names: Dave Clark Five
Song Titles: Glad All Over

✍📰🎵Peter Guralnick -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1943
Hall of Famer, Writer, Music Critic, Historian, Musicologist
Misc: in the Blues Hall of Fame for writing about blues music.

🎵Bob Berryhill -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm Guitarist
Group Names: Surfaris
Song Titles: Wipeout (co-writer)
TV Shows: Surf Rock performer

🏆🏀Charlie Scott -- is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, ABA Figure
Sports Teams: Virginia Squires, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets

🏆🏒Kevin (Hockey) Collins -- is 72 in the year 2022 and 73 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Figure
Misc: NHL linesman; officiated 2,438 regular season games, 296 playoff games, twelve Stanley Cup Finals, and two All-Star games; wore uniform #50

🎵🎸Paul Simenon -- is 67 in the year 2022 and 68 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1955
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Names/Places: aka sp Paul Simonon
Group Names: The Clash, Havana 3 A.M.

🏆⚽Joseph "Joe" Jordan -- is 61 in the year 2022 and 62 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1961
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: forward, coach, and manager

🎭Erika Tham -- is 23 in the year 2022 and 24 in the year 2023; b.12/15/1999 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actress, Singaporian
TV Shows: Make It Pop

🏆🥊James "Jim" Driscoll -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1880 d.1/30/1925 (44)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Welsh (Wales)

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🎵Alvin Pleasant "A. P." Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1891 d.11/7/1960 (68)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Names/Places: aka:Doc
Group Names: The Carter Family

🏆Helen Meany -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1904 N.S. d.7/21/1991 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🥊Benny "Little Fish" Bass -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1904 d.6/25/1975 (70)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏁🏊Phyllis May Harding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1907 N.S. d.11/16/1992 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English
Names/Places: aka Phyllis Turner

💰🎵John Henry Hammond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1910 d.7/10/1987 (76)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Music Figure, Music Producer
Misc: Columbia Records V.P.; He started out working with the likes of Billie Holliday, Count Basie, and Benny Goodman, and managed to ink some of Rock-and-Roll's most successful acts such as Pete Seger, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen; Stevie Ray Vaughn, and others; some say b. Dec 10.

🏆🏀Phil Woolpert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1915 N.S. d.5/7/1987 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach, Basketball Coach
Misc: coached the University of San Francisco Dons to two straight national championships in 1955 and 1956
Sports Teams: Loyola-Los Angeles (player 1936-1940), University of San Francisco (coach 1950-1959, administration 1950-1959), San Francisco Saints (coach 1961-1962), University of San Diego (coach 1962-1969, administration 1962-1969)

💰🎵Alan Freed -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1921 N.S. d.1/20/1965 N.S. (43)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: RN: Albert James Freed
Misc: The Father & coiner of the term "Rock & Roll"; payola accepter

🏆🥊Jimmy (Boxer) Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1923 N.S. d.9/21/1994 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: NOT the president

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🏆🏀Earl "Yogi" Strom -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1927 N.S. d.7/10/1994 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Names/Places: NN:The Pied Piper
Misc: worked 29 years in the NBA (1957-1969, 1973-1990) and three in the ABA (1969-1972)

🏆🎳Dick Hoover -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1929 d.9/17/2009 (79)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

✍🎭Tim Conway -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1933 N.S. d.5/14/2019 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
TV Shows: McHale's Navy (as Ensign Charles Parker), Rango, Tim Conway Show, Carol Burnett Show, Ace Crawford P.I. (star), Married With Children (as Ephraim), Clueless (as Elroy "Bob" Hubley)

✍🎭William Link -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1933 N.S. d.12/27/2020 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Screenwriter, TV Producer
TV Shows: Columbo, Murder She Wrote
Movie Titles: Rollercoaster

🏆🏈Nick Buoniconti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/15/1940 N.S. d.7/30/2019 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 6x AFL All-Star, 2x Pro Bowl, 2x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: Boston Patriots (1962-1968), Miami Dolphins (1969-1976)

🏆⚾"Sliding" Billy Hamilton -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1866 d.12/15/1940 (74)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: RFN:William
Misc: 937 stolen base record setter, Lou Brock stole base 938 in Sep 1979 (1866); 7x stolen base and 2x batting champ (1916)

🎵"Fats" Waller -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1904 d.12/15/1943 (39)
Hall of Famer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer, Organist, Pianist, Bandleader, Blues-Jazz Performer
Names/Places: RFMN:Thomas Wright

💰🏆⚾Edward "Ed" Barrow -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/10/1868 N.S. d.12/15/1953 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Manager
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (president 1921-45)

🏆🏒Thomas "Tommy" Dunderdale -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1887 N.S. d.12/15/1960 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Australian
Misc: played 1906-1924
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Strathconas (MPHL), Winnipeg Maple Leafs (MPHL), Winnipeg Shamrocks (MPHL), Montreal Shamrocks (CHA, NHA), Quebec Bulldogs (NHA), Victoria Cougars (PCHA), Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), Saskatoon Crescents (WCHL), Edmonton Eskimos (WCHL)

🏆🥊Rikidozan -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1924 d.12/15/1963 (39)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Japanese, Korean
Names/Places: RN:Mitsuhiro Momota; aka The Father of Puroresu
Misc: one of the most influential men in wrestling history.

🎨✍🎭Walt Disney -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/5/1901 d.12/15/1966 (65)
Hall of Famer, Animator, Writer, TV Host, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL; FN:Walter Elias
Misc: Cartoon Creator, Empire Founder; Created Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, etc.; produced Snow White, the first animated movie; Disneyland TV Show host; created Disneyland in Anaheim, planned Walt Disney World in Florida that opened five years after his death
TV Shows: Disneyland (host)

🏆🥊Jess Willard -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1881 d.12/15/1968 (86)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19)

🏆🏁🏊Ethel Lackie -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1907 N.S. d.12/15/1979 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏁Peter H. Gregg -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/4/1940 d.12/15/1980 (40)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: Sports car racing

🎵Tiny Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1920 d.12/15/1987 (67)
Hall of Famer, Country Mandolin
Group Names: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

🎭🎵Rufus Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1917 d.12/15/2001 (84)
Hall of Famer, Choreographer, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Cayce, MS; Carla's father
Misc: some say b. Mar 28
Song Titles: Do The Funky Chicken, Walking The Dog

🏆⛸Mary Louise Wright -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1923 d.12/15/2004
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆⚾Robert Feller -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/3/1918 d.12/15/2010 (92)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:The Heat from Van Meter, Bullet Bob, and Rapid Robert; b. in Van Meter, IA; RFN:Bob
Misc: led AL in strikeouts 7 times and wins 6 times with Cleveland; threw 3 no-hitters and 12 one-hitters; 266 career wins; Indians #19 retired
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1936-1941, 1945-1956)

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🏆Craig Sager -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1951 N.S. d.12/15/2016 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Sports Journalist
Misc: Sports Reporter; in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

🎵Jerry Chesnut -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1931 N.S. d.12/15/2018 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Musician

🎵Wanda Young -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1943 N.S. d.12/15/2021 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Marvelettes

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