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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 19

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🏁🏊Claudia Kolb -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.12/19/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Claudia Thomas
Misc: 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)

🏆🏀Kevin Edward McHale -- is 65 in the year 2022 and 66 in the year 2023; b.12/19/1957
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Forward
Misc: 3x NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986); 7x NBA All-Star (1984, 1986-1991); 2x NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1984-1985); All-NBA First Team (1987); All-NBA Second Team (1978 ); 3x NBA All-Defensive First Team (1986-1988); 3x NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1983, 1990-1991); NBA All-Rookie Team (1981); 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Celtics #32 retired, University of Minnesota #44 retired
Sports Teams: Minnesota College (1976-1980), Boston Celtics (1980-1993), Minnesota Timberwolves (coach 2005, 2008-2009), Houston Rockets (coach 2011-present as of 2015)

🏆🏈Randall McDaniel -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.12/19/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings (1988-1999), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2000-2001)

🏆🏀Arvydas Sabonis -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.12/19/1964
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, Lithuanian
Misc: 6x Euroscar Award (1984, 1985, 1988, 1995, 1997, 1999); 2x Mr. Europa (1985, 1997); EuroBasket 1985 MVP; 2x Liga ACB MVP (1994, 1995); 2x ACB Finals MVP (1993, 1994); Euroleague Final Four MVP (1995); NBA All-Rookie First Team (1996); Euroleague MVP (regular season and Top 16 phases, 2004); 3x Olympic Medalist (gold, USSR, 1988; bronze, Lithuania, 1992 and 1996); FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991; 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors (2008); FIBA Hall of Fame (2010)
Sports Teams: Portland Trail Blazers (1995-2001, 2002-2003)

🏆🏈Warren Sapp -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.12/19/1972
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, Football Defensive Tackle
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995-2003), Oakland Raiders (2004-2007)

Albert A. Michelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1852 d.5/9/1931 (78)
Hall of Famer, Physicist
Misc: established c as universal constant (Nobel 1907); measured light

🏆🎾Tom Pettitt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1859 d.10/17/1946 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏁🏊Charles Claude Cavill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1870 N.S. d.5/22/1897 N.S. (26)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Australian

🏆🎾Beals Wright -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1879 d.8/23/1961 (81)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

📰🏆⚾Ford C. Frick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1894 d.4/8/1978 (83)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Sports Executive, MLB Player
Misc: 3rd MLB Commissioner 1951-65

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🏆⚾🏈🏀Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1899 N.S. d.9/22/1992 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Coach, Baseball Player, Football Coach, Football Player, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player
Misc: he's in both the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Chicago (where he won varsity letters in three sports)

🎵Bill Carlisle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1908 d.3/17/2003 (94)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer
Group Names: Carlisle Brothers

🏆🏁🏊Jane Fauntz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1910 N.S. d.5/30/1989 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Jane Manske

🎵Professor Longhair -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1918 d.1/30/1980 (61)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Drummer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka:Fess; RN:Henry Roeland (Roy) Byrd

🎵Little Jimmy Dickens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1920 d.1/2/2015 (94)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer
Names/Places: b. in Bolt, WV
Misc: Grand Ole Opry
Song Titles: Take an Old Cold 'Tater (And Wait), Country Boy, Hillbilly Fever, A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed, May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Album Titles: May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose

🎭David Susskind -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1920 d.2/22/1987 (66)
Hall of Famer, TV Talk Show Host, Producer, Stage Producer
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (producer), Get Smart (producer), The David Susskind Show

🏆🏒Doug (Hockey) Harvey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1924 d.12/26/1990 (66)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: Norris Trophy 7X's; played 1945-1969
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Baltimore Clippers, Buffalo Bisons, Pittsburgh Hornets, Quebec Aces

🏆🏈Bobby Layne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1926 d.12/1/1986 (59)
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame; Longhorns #22 retired, Lions #22 retired
Sports Teams: University of Texas, Chicago Bears (1948), New York Bulldogs (1949), Detroit Lions (1950-1958), Pittsburgh Steelers (1958-1962)

🏆⚾Albert "Al" Kaline -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1934 N.S. d.4/6/2020 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Tiger
Misc: 18x All-Star, 10x Gold Glove; youngest player (at age 20) to win batting title (led AL with .340 in 1955); had 3,007 hits, 399 HRs in 22 years with Detroit; Tigers #6 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1953-1974)

🎭🎵Maurice White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1941 d.2/4/2016 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Producer/Director, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Drummer, Percussionist, Bandleader, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: Kalimba
Group Names: Earth Wind & Fire, soloist, Ramsey Lewis Swing Band

🎭🏆🥊Eugene Arthur "Mean Gene" Okerlund -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1942 N.S. d.1/2/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Announcer, Wrestling Figure
Misc: Professional Wrestling Announcer and Interviewer

🎵Zalman "Zal" Yanovsky -- Birth 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

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🏆🏈Reggie White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/19/1961 d.12/26/2004 (43)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player, USFL Figure
Misc: consensus All-America in 1983 at Tennessee; 13x Pro Bowl, 10x First Team All-Pro, All-USFL, three sacks in a Super Bowl; Eagles #92 retired, Packers #92 retired; College, Eagles, Packers, and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Tennessee, Memphis Showboats (USFL 1984-1985), Philadelphia Eagles (1985-1992), Green Bay Packers (1993-1998), Carolina Panthers (2000)

🎵Blind Lemon Jefferson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1897 d.12/19/1929 (32)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🏆🎳Gilbert Zunker -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1901 d.12/19/1938 (37)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚾John Preston "Pete" Hill -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1882 d.12/19/1951 (69)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: some say b. 1880; was an American outfielder and manager in baseball's Negro Leagues from 1899 to 1925.

🏆🎳Frank Kartheiser -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1888 d.12/19/1968 (80)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: began a bowling career at age 11.

🏆🏒Samuel Russell "Rusty" Crawford -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/7/1885 d.12/19/1971 (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, NHL Left Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played from 1909-1930
Sports Teams: Quebec Bulldogs, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Arenas, Saskatoon Crescents, Calgary Tigers, Vancouver Maroons

🎵🎸Michael "Mike" Clarke -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1944 N.S. d.12/19/1993 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: d. Dec 20?
Group Names: The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros, Firefall, sessionist

🎵Jimmy Rogers -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1924 d.12/19/1997 (73)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Blues Performer
Song Titles: It's Alright (a blues classic)

🏆🏒Carl Sidney "Cully" Dahlstrom -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1912 N.S. d.12/19/1998 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player
Misc: played 1937-1945
Sports Teams: Chicago Blackhawks

🎵Roebuck "Pops" Staples -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/28/1914 N.S. d.12/19/2000 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Blues Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Staple Singers

💰🏆🏒Dickie Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1931 d.12/19/2015 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Philanthropist, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: not to be confused with actor Dickie Moore (of Our Gang); played 1951-1968
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Bisons (AHL)

🏆🏒Artthur J. "Art" Berglund -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1940 N.S. d.12/19/2020 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive, Hockey Coach, Canadian
Misc: was mostly a manager or part of the administrative staff of over 30 teams from the United States

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