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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 28

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🎵🎷Sugar Chile Robinson -- is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1938
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Jazz Pianist

🏆⚽Frank McLintock -- is 83 in the year 2022 and 84 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1939
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: MBE; wing half, centre half

💰🏆⚽Philip Anschutz -- is 83 in the year 2022 and 84 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1939
Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, Soccer Player, Soccer Owner
Misc: the most influential person in growning soccer in the USA; owned 6 of 10 MLS teams in the early 2000s

🎭Don Francisco -- is 81 in the year 2022 and 82 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Chilean
Names/Places: RN:Mario Kreutzberger
TV Shows: Sabado Gigante (Gigantic Saturday host 1963-2015)

🏆🥊Tatsumi Fujinami -- is 69 in the year 2022 and 70 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1953
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: ring name: The Dragon

🏆⚽Terry Ian Butcher -- is 64 in the year 2022 and 65 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1958
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, British, Singaporian
Misc: centre back, sweeper, and manager

🏆🏒Ray Bourque -- is 62 in the year 2022 and 63 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1960
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Raymond Jean Bourque
Misc: played from 1979-2001, 11-time All-NHL 1st team, has won Norris Trophy 5 times (1987-88,1990-91,94) with Boston; scored over 343+ goals and 958+ assists as of Mar 1996
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche

🏆🏁🏊Michelle Cameron -- is 60 in the year 2022 and 61 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1962 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Michelle A. Cameron-Coulter

🏆🎾Patrick Michael "Pat" Rafter -- is 50 in the year 2022 and 51 in the year 2023; b.12/28/1972
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian

Woodrow Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1856 d.2/3/1924 (67)
Hall of Famer, President
Names/Places: b. in Staunton, Virginia; FN:Thomas; d. in his home in Washington
Misc: 28th U.S. President 1913-21

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🏆🏁🏊Maria Johanna "Ma" Braun -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1881 N.S. d.10/9/1956 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: Swimming Coach

🏆🏈Ed Healey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1894 d.12/9/1978 (83)
Hall of Famer, NFL Tackle, College Football Player
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Rock Island Independents (1920-1922), Chicago Bears (1923-1927)

🏆⚾Theodore A. "Ted" Lyons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1900 d.7/25/1986 (85)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 2x AL wins leader; White Sox #16 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (player 1923-1942, 1946, manager 1946-1948)

🎵Roebuck "Pops" Staples -- Birth 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

🏆🏈Steve van Buren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 d.8/23/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback
Misc: led Philadelphia to 2 NFL titles (1948-49); league's top rusher 4 times.
Sports Teams: The Philadelphia Eagles (1944-1951)

🏆🏁🏊James Edward "Doc" Counsilman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1920 N.S. d.1/4/2004 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach who coached Indiana men's swim team to 6 NCAA championships (1968-73); coached the 1964 and '76 U.S. men's Olympic teams that won a combined 21 of 24 gold medals (the Hoosiers' Mark Spitz won 7 in 1976); in 1979 became oldest person (59) to swim English Channel; retired in 1990 with dual meet record of 287-36-1.

🎨⛪📰⚖🎭🎵Johnny Otis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1921 N.S. d.1/17/2012 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Sculptor, Preacher, Columnist, Politician, Actor, TV Host, Music Executive, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Music Publisher, Drummer, Pianist, Vibraphonist, Bandleader, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Berkeley, CA; RN:John Veliotes; NN:The Godfather of R&B
Misc: Talent Scout; Record co. owner; Rock 'n Roll Caravan of Stars founder/frontman
Group Names: The Johnny Otis Show
Song Titles: Willie and the Hand Jive

🏆🏒Terry Sawchuk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1929 d.5/31/1970 (40)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian, Ukrainian
Misc: 103 career shutouts; played 1949-1970
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers

🏆🏒Harry Howell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1932 N.S. d.3/9/2019 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1952-1976
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Oakland Seals, Los Angeles Kings, New York Golden Blades, New Jersey Knights, San Diego Mariners, Calgary Cowboys

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🎵🎷Young Jessie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1936 N.S. d.4/27/2020 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

🏆🏁Jack Ingram -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1936 N.S. d.6/25/2021 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: the Iron Man in racing circles; NASCAR Busch Series; 31 race wins

🏆🎾Eugene Lytton Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1937 d.3/20/2006 (68)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵George "Smitty" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1939 N.S. d.12/16/1970 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Manhattans

🏆🏌Hubert "Hubie" Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1946 N.S. d.6/19/2018 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: b. in Birmingham, Ala.

🏆⚾Aurelio Rodríguez -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/28/1947 N.S. d.9/23/2000 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player, Mexican
Misc: Gold Glove
Sports Teams: California Angels (1967-1970), Washington Senators (1970), Detroit Tigers (1971-1979), San Diego Padres (1980), New York Yankees (1980-1981), Chicago White Sox (1982), Baltimore Orioles (1983), Chicago White Sox (1983)

🏆🥊Bill Richmond -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1763 d.12/28/1829 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: the first American to win distinction as a boxer

🏆🎾Malcolm Whitman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1877 d.12/28/1932 (55)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: US Open 1898

🏆🏁🏊Louis Handley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1874 N.S. d.12/28/1956 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Italian

🏆🏈William Roy Lyman -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/30/1898 d.12/28/1972 (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Names/Places: NN:Link
Misc: 4x NFL champion
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (1922-1923, 1925), Cleveland Bulldogs (1924), Frankford Yellow Jackets (1925), Chicago Bears (1926-1934)

🎵Freddie King -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1934 d.12/28/1976 (42)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RLN:Christian
Misc: d. Dec 18? d. Dec 27?

🎵Dennis Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1944 d.12/28/1983 (39)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Keyboardist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Hawthorne, CA
Group Names: The Beach Boys

🏆🏌Jimmy Demaret -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1910 d.12/28/1983 (73)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the U.S. Open.

🎵Eddie "Bongo" Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1932 N.S. d.12/28/1984 N.S. (52)
Hall of Famer, Congaist

🎵Christine McGuire -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1926 N.S. d.12/28/2018 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Singer
Group Names: The McGuire Sisters
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey's Friends

🎭🏆🏈John (Football) Madden -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1936 N.S. d.12/28/2021 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Coach
Names/Places: b. in Austin, MN
Misc: Miller Lite Commercials; was a CBS, Fox then NBC Fox Sports analyst who draws lines on your TV screen; Ace Hardware spokesman; won 112 games and a Super Bowl (1976 season) as coach of Oakland Raiders; won 9 Emmy Awards as television analyst with CBS; he and partner Pat Summerall moved over to Fox in 1994 after CBS lost NFL rights; signed 4-year, $32 million deal with Fox on Jan. 24--a richer contract than any NFL player.
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (coach 1967-1978)

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