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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 23

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🎵🎸Jorma Kaukonen -- is 82 in the year 2022 and 83 in the year 2023; b.12/23/1940
Hall of Famer, Bluegrass Singer/Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna

🏆🥊Antonio Cervantes -- is 77 in the year 2022 and 78 in the year 2023; b.12/23/1945
Hall of Famer, Boxing Trainer, Colombian

💰🎭Susan Lucci -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/23/1946 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Merchant, Actress, American, Italian, Swedish
Names/Places: PRON:LOO-chee; b. in Westchester, NY Scarsdale, N.Y.; Helmut Huber's wife; NN:Daytime's Leading Lady
Misc: own hair-care line; some say b. 1946, 47, 49, or 50; Lucci says 1948 in James Brady's 2003 column
TV Shows: All My Children (as Erica Kane Martin (Phil) Brent (Phil) Cudahy (Tom) Chandler (Adam) Roy (Mike) Roy (both illegal marriages) Montgomery (Travis) Montgomery (both bigamy) Chandler Marick (Dmitri) Marick, Montgomery (Jackson)), Dallas (as Sheila Foley aka Hillary Taylor), Army Wives, Devious Maids (as Genevieve Delatour), Hot in Cleveland (as herself and an on-going gag "I've Been Lucci-ed" for the series run!)
Movie Titles: Ebbie (TV movie), Joy

🏆🏈Jack Ham -- is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.12/23/1948
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 6x First-team All-Pro; Super Bowls IX, X, XIII, XIV; Steelers #59 no longer issued; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1971-1982)

🎵🎸Eddie Vedder -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.12/23/1964
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer
Misc: some say b. 1966 or 1965
Group Names: Pearl Jam (lead)

🏆🥊Aaron Lister "Dixie Kid" Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1883 N.S. d.4/6/1934 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏒Cy Denneny -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1891 d.9/10/1970 (78)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played from 1914-1929
Sports Teams: Toronto Shamrocks, Toronto Blueshirts, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins

🎭Don McNeill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1907 d.5/7/1996 (88)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, TV Host
Misc: Radio's Breakfast Club host 6-23-1933 thru 12-27-68

🎭🏆🥊Barney Ross -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1907 d.1/18/1967 (59)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:Barney David Rasofsky
Misc: Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934).

🎭Frederick Coe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1914 d.4/29/1979 (64)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer/Director, Stage Producer/Director

🏆🏒Woodrow Charlence "Porky" Dumart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1916 N.S. d.10/19/2001 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1935-1954
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins

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🏆🏀Robert A. "Bob" Kurland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1924 d.9/29/2013 (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: All-America (1944-46); NCAA Championships (Oklahoma A&M, 1945-46); Helms Foundation Player of the Year (1946); first 2-time Olympic Gold Medal winner (1948, 1952)
Sports Teams: Phillips 66ers (AAU, 1946-1952)

🏆Joaquín Capilla Pérez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1928 N.S. d.5/8/2010 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, Mexican

🎵Buddy Harman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1928 N.S. d.8/21/2008 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Country Drummer

🎭🏆🎳Dick Weber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1929 d.2/13/2005 (75)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Bowler
Misc: 3-time PBA Bowler of the Year (1961,63,65); won 30 PBA titles in 4 decades; bowled 16 300-score games.

🏆🏈Paul Hornung -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1935 N.S. d.11/13/2020 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Runningback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in Louisville, KY
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1956), Football HB-PK; only Heisman Trophy winner to play for losing team (2-8 Notre Dame in 1956); 3-time NFL scoring leader (1959-61) at Green Bay; 176 points in 1960 all-time record; MVP in 1961; suspended by NFL for 1963 season for betting on his own team.
Sports Teams: University of Notre Dame, Green Bay Packers (1957-1962), 1964-1966)

🏆🏈Willie (Football) Wood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1936 N.S. d.2/3/2020 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, NFL Safety
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 5x NFL champ, 2x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1960-1971)

🎵Eugene Record -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/23/1940 N.S. d.7/22/2005 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer, Rhythm and Blues Performer
Group Names: Chi-Lites
Song Titles: Have You Seen Her

🏆🥊Sam McVey -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1884 d.12/23/1921 (37)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🎭Jack Webb -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1920 d.12/23/1982 (62)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, TV Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Santa Monica, Ca.; Julie London's ex-hubby
Misc: WWII bomber pilot
TV Shows: Dragnet (as Sgt. Joe Friday and producer), The DA (producer), Hec Ramsey (producer), Emergency (producer), Adam 12 (producer), Mobile One (producer), Project UFO (producer)

🏆🏁Wendell Scott -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1921 N.S. d.12/23/1990 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🎵Eddie Hazel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1950 d.12/23/1992 (42)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Guitarist
Misc: NOT to be confused with Eddie Hazell with 2 "L"s!
Group Names: Funkadelic (founder)

🏆🏀Lester "Les" Harrison -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/20/1904 N.S. d.12/23/1997 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NBA Coach, NBA Player

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