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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 25

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🏀Charles Grice "Lefty" Driesell -- is 91 in the year 2022 and 92 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1931 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach

🏆⚽Alexander "Alex" Smith -- is 83 in the year 2022 and 84 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: MBE

🏆🎾Françoise Durr -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1942 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Algerian
Misc: 1976 US indoor Doubles

🎵John Edwards -- is 78 in the year 2022 and 79 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: aka Jonathan Edwards
Group Names: The (Detroit) Spinners

🏆⛸Ronald Kauffman -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1946
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

🎭🏆🏈Larry Csonka -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1946
Hall of Famer, TV Host, NFL Runningback, College Football Player, WFL Figure
Names/Places: RN:Lawrence Richard; b. in Stow, Ohio
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, fullback with 8,081 rushing yards; Super Bowl VIII MVP; Dolphins #39 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Syracuse University, Miami Dolphins (1968-1974), Memphis Southern (WFL 1975), New York Giants (1976-1978), Miami Dolphins (1979)
TV Shows: American Gladiators (co-host)

🎭🎵🏆Barbara Ann Mandrell -- is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soap Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Multi-instrumentalist, Country Singer, Beauty Pagent Winner
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; Ilene and Louise's sister
Misc: Miss Oceanside
TV Shows: Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters

🎵Joe Louis Walker -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist

🏆⚽Kyle Rote Jr. -- is 72 in the year 2022 and 73 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1950
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
Misc: forward

🎵Steve Wariner -- is 68 in the year 2022 and 69 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1954 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Song Titles: All Roads Lead to You, Some Fools Never Learn, You Can Dream of Me, Life's Highway, Small Town Girl, The Weekend, Lynda, Where Did I Go Wrong, I Got Dreams
Album Titles: Burnin' the Roadhouse Down, Two Teardrops

🎵🎸Annie Lennox -- is 68 in the year 2022 and 69 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1954 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Flutist, Synthesizer, New Wave Singer, New Wave Keybordist, Scottish
Group Names: Eurythmics, soloist
Song Titles: Love is a Stranger, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Who's That Girl?, Right By Your Side, Here Comes the Rain Again, Sexcrime (Nineteen Eighty Four), Would I Lie To You?, There Must Be an Angel (Playing with My Heart), Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves, Missionary Man, I Need a Man (previous titles as part of The Eurythmics), Put a Little Love in Your Heart (with Al Green), Walking on Broken Glass, No More I Love You's
Album Titles: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Touch, Be Yourself Tonight, Revenge, Savage, We Too Are One, Peace (previous titles as part of The Eurythmics), Diva, Medussa, Bare, Songs of Mass Destruction, Nostalgia

🏆⚾Rickey Henderson -- is 64 in the year 2022 and 65 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1958
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, Illinois
Misc: AL pyr stole record 130 bases '82; record career 939+ steals; over 2,200 hits; AL playoff MVP (1989); set single season base stealing record of 130 in 1982; has led AL in steals 11 times; broke Lou Brock's all-time record of 938 on May 1, 1991; AL MVP 1990, AL LCS MVP 1989, Gold Glove 1981
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (1979-1984), New York Yankees (1985-1989), Oakland Athletics (1989-1993), Toronto Blue Jays (1993), Oakland Athletics (1994-1995), San Diego Padres (1996-1997), Anaheim Angels (1997), Oakland Athletics (1998), New York Mets (1999-2000), Seattle Mariners (2000), San Diego Padres (2001), Boston Red Sox (2002), Los Angeles Dodgers (2003)

🏆⚽Gary McAllister -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.12/25/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

⚛💰Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1821 N.S. d.4/12/1912 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Nurse, Philanthropist, Social Reformer, Humanitarian
Names/Places: b. in Oxford, MA; aka "The Angel of the Battlefield".
Misc: American Red Cross Founder

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🏆⚾"Pud" Galvin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1856 d.3/7/1902 (45)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: St. Louis Brown Stockings (1875), Buffalo Bisons (1879-1885), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1885-1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890), Pittsburgh Pirates (1891-1892), St. Louis Browns (1892)

🏆🏒Harry Trihey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1877 d.12/9/1942 (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1896-1901
Sports Teams: Montreal Shamrocks

🎨⚛💰🏆🏁Louis Chevrolet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1878 d.6/6/1941 (62)
Hall of Famer, Designer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, Swiss
Misc: Founder of the Chevrolet auto & truck motor companies as well as Frontenac

🎵Tampa Red -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1900 d.3/19/1987 (86)
Hall of Famer, Guitarist, Blues Singer

🏆🥊Tod Morgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1902 N.S. d.8/3/1953 N.S. (50)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎭🎵Cab Calloway -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1907 N.S. d.11/18/1994 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Movie/Stage Actor, Dancer, Songwriter, Songwriter, Drummer, Bandleader
Names/Places: b. in Rochester, N.Y.; RFN:Cabell
Misc: scat-singing, hi-de-hi-de-hi'ing bandleader whose career spanned six decades; some say b. 1905

🎭🏆🥊Mike Mazurki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1907 d.12/9/1990 (82)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Director, Wrestler, Austrian
Names/Places: RN:Mikhail Mazurwski
TV Shows: It's About Time (as Clon)

🎵Alton Delmore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1908 d.6/9/1964 (55)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Delmore Brothers

🏆🎾Bryan "Bitsy" Grant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1909 N.S. d.6/5/1986 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

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🏆⚽Bertman "Bernie" Mee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1918 N.S. d.10/22/2001 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: OBE; player and manager

✍⛪🎭Rod Serling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1924 d.6/28/1975 (50)
Hall of Famer, Screen/Scriptwriter, Christianity convert, Actor, TV Host, TV Producer, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Syracuse N.Y.; RFN:Rodman
TV Shows: The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Liar's Club, Jacques Cousteau (narrator '1968-74)

🏆⚾"Nellie" Fox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1927 d.12/1/1975 (47)
Hall of Famer, MLB Infielder
Names/Places: RFN:Jacob Nelson
Misc: 3x Gold Glove, AL MVP 1959, 15x All-Star; White Sox #2 retired
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1947-1949), Chicago White Sox (1950-1963), Houston Colt .45s/Astros (1964-1965)

🎵O'Kelly Isley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1937 d.3/31/1986 (48)
Hall of Famer, Pop Singer
Group Names: The Isley Brothers

🏆🏈Kenneth Stabler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1945 d.7/9/2015 (69)
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Foley, Ala.; NN:The Snake
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl, Super Bowl XI
Sports Teams: Spokane Shockers (1968-1969), Oakland Raiders (1970-1979), Houston Oilers (1980-1981), New Orleans Saints (1982-1984)

🎵🎸Noel Redding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/25/1945 d.5/11/2003 (57)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Jimi Hendrix Experience

🏆🏌Tom Morris Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1851 d.12/25/1875 (24)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🏆🏒Harold Edward Joseph "Bullet Joe" Simpson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1893 d.12/25/1973 (80)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Strathconas, Selkirk Fishermen, Winnipeg Victorias, Winnipeg 61st Battalion, Edmonton Eskimos, New York Americans

🎵Eddie Taylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1923 d.12/25/1985 (62)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Blues Guitarist

🏆🏁🏊Wally Ris -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/4/1924 N.S. d.12/25/1989 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🎭🎵Dean Martin -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/7/1917 d.12/25/1995 (78)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Steubenville, Ohio; RN:Dino Crocetti; NN:America's favorite drunk
Song Titles: Volare, That's Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody
TV Shows: The Colgate Comedy Hour (cohost w/ Jerry Lewis), The Dean Martin Show, Half Nelson

🎭🎵James Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1933 N.S. d.12/25/2006 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Dancer, Arranger, Composer, Drummer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Augusta, Ga.; RN:James Joe Brown Jr. Ben Bart; NN: The Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother #1, Hardest working man in Show business
Misc: many including he say was b. in 1933, few '34, or June 17; Weird Al parodied his hit "Living In America" into "Living With A Herrina" in 1986
Group Names: James and the Flames (founder), soloist
Song Titles: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, I Got You (I Feel Good), Get Up (I Fell Like Being a) Sex Machine, Hot Pants, Living in America

🎵Robert Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1938 N.S. d.12/25/2008 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Blues Guitarist, Soul Musician
Group Names: The Falcons

🏆🏀K. C. Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1932 N.S. d.12/25/2020 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: 8x NBA champion, 522 wins
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (player 1958-1967), Brandeis University (coach 1967-1970), Harvard (assistant coach 1970-1971), Los Angeles Lakers (assistant coach 1971-1972), San Diego Conquistadors (ABA coach 1972-1973), Capital/Washington Bullets (coach 1973-1976), Milwaukee Bucks (assistant coach 1976-1977), Boston Celtics (assistant coach 1978-1983), Boston Celtics (coach 1983-1988), Seattle SuperSonics (assistant coach 1989-1990), Seattle SuperSonics (coach 1990-1992), Detroit Pistons (assistant coach 1994-1995), Boston Celtics (assistant coach 1996-1997), New England Blizzard (ABL coach 1997-1998)

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