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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 21

Last Updated 05-13-2022

⛪🎭Phil Donahue -- is 87 in the year 2022 and 88 in the year 2023; b.12/21/1935
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Cleveland; RFN:Philip John; Danny Thomas' son-in-law, Marlo Thomas' hubby
TV Shows: The Phil Donahue Show

⛪🏆🎾Chris Evert-Lloyd -- is 68 in the year 2022 and 69 in the year 2023; b.12/21/1954
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Tennis Player
Names/Places: aka Chris Evert Mill; b. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; RFN:Christine Marie; Andy Mill's wife
Misc: the first woman to win $1,000,000; .8996 winning %; Evert began playing at age 6 and turned pro at 18. She played in her first U.S. Open in 1971, winning it in 1975-'78, '80, and '82. She won at least 1 Grand Slam singles title every year from 1974-86; 18 Majors in all--7 French, 6 U.S., 3 Wimbledon and 2 Australian.

🏆🏌Karrie Webb -- is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.12/21/1974
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Australian

Roger Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1603 d.4/1/1683 (79)
Hall of Famer, Religionist, Theologian, British
Misc: American settler; died between January and March 1683

🏆🥊Billy Edwards -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1844 d.8/12/1907 (62)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🏁🏊Matthew Mann -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1884 N.S. d.8/6/1962 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, British
Names/Places: RN: Matthew "Matt" Mann II
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆🏒Frank Patrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1885 d.6/29/1960 (74)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Executive, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1904-1924
Sports Teams: Vancouver Maroons (PCHA), Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Nelson Hockey Club (WKHL), Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA), Montreal Victorias (ECAHA)

🏆🏌Walter C. Hagen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1892 d.10/5/1969 (76)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: won 2 U.S. Opens, 5 PGA, & 4 British Opens

🏆⚽Archie Stark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1897 d.5/27/1985 (87)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🎵Peetie Wheatstraw -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1902 d.12/21/1941 (39)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Pianist, Blues Performer

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🎭Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1908 d.3/15/2002 (93)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive
Names/Places: RFN:Sylvester; Doodles' brother, Sigourney's father.
Misc: A top executive in history of TV though briefly
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows (creator), Today (creator), Tonight Show (creator)

🏆⚾Josh Gibson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1911 N.S. d.1/20/1947 N.S. (35)
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:The Negro Babe Ruth
Misc: hit 800+ home runs
Sports Teams: Homestead Grays (1930-1931), Pittsburgh Crawfords (1932-1936), Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo (1937), Homestead Grays (1937-1939), Azules de Veracruz (1940-1941), Homestead Grays (1942-1946)

🏆⚽Raich Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1913 d.10/9/1994 (80)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: inside forward

🏆🏌Kel Nagle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1920 d.1/29/2015 (94)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Australian

🏆🏁🏊Gloria Callen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1923 N.S. d.9/2/2016 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, American

🏆🏌Christy O'Connor Snr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1924 d.5/14/2016 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Galway

🏆🏈Joe Paterno -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1926 d.1/22/2012 (85)
Hall of Famer, Outlaw, College Football Coach
Misc: has coached Penn State to 2 national titles (1982,86)
Sports Teams: Penn State (asst. coach 1950-1965), Penn State (coach 1966-2011)

✍⚖🎭🎵🎸Frank Zappa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1940 d.12/4/1993 (52)
Hall of Famer, Humorist, Satirist, Philosopher, Politician, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Novelty Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore; Gail's hubby; RFMN:Frances Vincent Jr.; NN:The Master of Avant-Garde Rock
Misc: Rock Blues and Jazz Music satarist; now has a planet in the galaxy, Zappafrank, named in his memory
Group Names: lead of Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention; soloist
Song Titles: Disco Boy, I Don't Wanna Get Drafted, Joe's Garage, Baby Snakes, Bleepies and Beer, I'm The Slime, Let's Make The Water Turn Black, Don't Eat The Yellow Snow, Nanook Rubs It, Montana, Dancin' Fool, Valley Girl
Album Titles: Absolutely Free, We're Only In It For The Money, Uncle Meat, 200 Motels, Over-Nite Sensation, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch, You Are What You Is, Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage, Zappa in New York, Freak Out!, Apostrophe ('), Roxy and Elsewhere, One Size Fits All

🏆🏈Harold Jay "Hal" Bedsole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1941 N.S. d.12/22/2017 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tight End, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, Minnesota Vikings

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🎵Carl Dean Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/21/1946 d.2/6/1998 (51)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hawthorne, CA
Group Names: of The Beach Boys

🏆🏈🏒Hobey Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1892 N.S. d.12/21/1918 N.S. (26)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, NHL Forward
Names/Places: RN:Hobart Amory Hare Baker
Misc: played 1910-1918; member of both college football and hockey Hall of Fame

🎵Peetie Wheatstraw -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1902 d.12/21/1941 (39)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Pianist, Blues Performer

🏆🥊Harry Willis -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1889 d.12/21/1958 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎭Stuart Erwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1902 d.12/21/1967 (65)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian
Misc: played the amiable, well-meaning, but completely inept bumbler
TV Shows: Stu Erwin Show (star)

🏆🎾🏀Ora Mae Washington -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1898 N.S. d.12/21/1971 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Basketball Player
Misc: in the Basketball Hall of Fame

🎵Charlie Fuqua -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1910 d.12/21/1971 (61)
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer
Group Names: Ink Spots

🎵Albert King -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1923 d.12/21/1992 (69)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Guitarist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: B.B. King's distant cousin; NN:Godfather of the Blues
Group Names: Booker T & the MGs

🏆🏒Stewart Iglehart -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1910 N.S. d.12/21/1993 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Polo Player, Chilean
Misc: played 1969-1975
Sports Teams: Yale University, New York Athletic Club, Crescent-Hamilton A.C., New York Rovers, St. Nicholas Hockey Club

📰🏆Dick Schaap -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1934 d.12/21/2001 (67)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Sports Commentator

🎭🏆⚾🏈🏀Dick Enberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/9/1935 d.12/21/2017 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Game Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Baseball Announcer, Football Announcer, Basketball Announcer
Misc: Ford C. Frick Award winner in 2015; also broadcasted golf, college football, college baseball, tennis, boxing, horse racing, and Olympics.
Sports Teams: California Angels, San Diego Padres
TV Shows: Baffle, Three For The Money, NBC Sports, Where's Huddles (voicist)

🏆⚽Martin Peters -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1943 N.S. d.12/21/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: MBE; midflelder and manager

🏆🏈Kevin Greene -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1962 N.S. d.12/21/2020 N.S. (58)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 160 sacks by a linebacker record setter
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1985-1992), Pittsburgh Steelers (1993-1995), Carolina Panthers (1996), San Francisco 49ers (1997), Carolina Panthers (1998-1999), Green Bay Packers (coach 2009-2013)

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