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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 26

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🎵Abdul "Duke" Fakir -- is 87 in the year 2022 and 88 in the year 2023; b.12/26/1935 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Four Tops

🏆🏒Norm Ullman -- is 87 in the year 2022 and 88 in the year 2023; b.12/26/1935
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1955-1975; 490 goals
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers (WHA)

🏆⚾Carlton Fisk -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.12/26/1947
Hall of Famer, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: b. in Bellows Falls, VT; MN:Ernest
Misc: Gold Glove 1972, 3x Silver Slugger, set all-time major league record at age 45 for games caught (2,226); also all-time HR leader for catchers (376); AL Rookie of Year (1972) and 11-time All-Star; hit epic, 12th-inning Game 6 homer for Boston Red Sox in 1975 World Series; Red Sox #27 and White Sox #72 both retired.
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980), Chicago White Sox (1981-1983)

🏆⚾Ozzie Smith -- is 68 in the year 2022 and 69 in the year 2023; b.12/26/1954
Hall of Famer, MLB Shortstop
Misc: 15x All-Star, 13x Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, NL LCS MVP 1985, over 2,300 hits; 10-time starter for NL in All-Star Game; Cardinals #1 retired and Cardnials Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: San Diego Padres (1978-1981), St. Louis Cardinals (1982-1996)

🎵🎸Lars Ulrich -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.12/26/1963
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Drummer
Group Names: Metallica

🏆🥊Jem Ward -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1800 d.4/3/1884 (83)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆⚾Morgan G. Bulkeley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1837 d.11/6/1922 (84)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure, MLB Executive
Misc: First president of the National Baseball League

🏆🏀Robert P. "Fuzzy" Vandivier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1903 d.7/30/1983 (79)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: was a well-known high school and collegiate basketball player during the 1920s.

🏆🥊Young Stribling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1904 d.10/3/1933 (28)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

📰🏆Frank Swift -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1913 d.2/6/1958 (44)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Soccer Goal Keeper, English

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✍🎭🎵Steve Allen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1921 N.S. d.10/30/2000 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Humorist, Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Composer, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Jayne Meadows' hubby
Misc: wrote over 2,000 songs
TV Shows: What's My Line, I've Got a Secret, Tonight Show (the first Tonight Show Host 1954-57), Rich Man Poor Man

🏆🏈Frank Broyles -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1924 d.8/14/2017 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NFL Player, College Football Coach, College Football Player
TV Shows: Baylor (1947-1949), Florida (1950), Georgia Tech (1951-1956), Missouri (1957), Arkansas (coach 1958-1976, administrator 1974-2007)

🏆🏈Glenn Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1924 d.3/9/2005 (80)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Outside
Misc: three-time All-America; led Army to national titles in 1944-45; Doc Blanchard's running mate; won Heisman Trophy in 1946.
Sports Teams: U.S. Army, Los Angeles Rams (1950-1951)

🏆🏈William Frank "Bill" Yeoman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1927 N.S. d.8/12/2020 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Army (player), Michigan State (coach), Houston (coach)

🏆⛸Sonya Klopfer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1934 d.??/??/1952
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆⚽Stevie Chalmers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1935 N.S. d.4/29/2019 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

💰🎵Phil Spector -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/26/1939 N.S. d.1/16/2021 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Outlaw, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Ronnie's hubby
Misc: created the "wall of sound" overdubbing & "sound on sound" layering

🏆🥊George Raymond Wagner -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/24/1915 d.12/26/1963 (48)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:Gorgeous George
Misc: dyed his hair blond and was creative in the ring

🎭🎵Jack Benny -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1894 d.12/26/1974 (80)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie/Radio Actor, Comedian, Violinist
Names/Places: b. in Waukegan, Illinois; RN:Benjamin Kubelsky
Misc: Violinist?...Well!; d. Dec 27?
TV Shows: The Jack Benny Program (as himself)

🏆🏒Neil McNeil Colville -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/4/1914 d.12/26/1987 (73)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1934-1950
Sports Teams: New York Rangers

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🏆🏒Doug (Hockey) Harvey -- Death 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

🎵Curtis Mayfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1942 N.S. d.12/26/1999 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago
Misc: Hall of Famer as group member and soloist
Group Names: The Impressions, soloist

🏆🏈Reggie White -- Death 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)

🏆🏒Johnny Bower -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1924 d.12/26/2017 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The China Wall; aka:John William Bower; RN:John Kiszkan
Misc: playing career 1945-1969
Sports Teams: Cleveland Barons (AHL), Providence Reds (AHL), New York Rangers (NHL), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)

🏆⚽James Yull "Jim" McLean -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1937 N.S. d.12/26/2020 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: inside forward and manager

🏆⚾Phil Niekro -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1939 N.S. d.12/26/2020 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Lansing, Ohio
Misc: Knuckleball specialist; 275 hits; 5x All-Star, 5x Gold Glove; Braves #35 retired
Sports Teams: Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1964-1983), New York Yankees (1984-1985), Cleveland Indians (1986-1987), Toronto Blue Jays (1987), Atlanta Braves (1987)

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