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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 29

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🏁Waddell Wilson -- is 86 in the year 2022 and 87 in the year 2023; b.12/29/1936 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer

🏆🎳Rich Wonders -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/29/1946
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏁🏇Laffit Pincay Jr. -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/29/1946
Hall of Famer, Jockey, Panamaian
Names/Places: b. in Panama City
Misc: 5-time Eclipse Award winner (1971,73-74,79,85); winner of 3 Belmonts and 1 Kentucky Derby (aboard Swale in 1984)

🎵🎸Neil Giraldo -- is 67 in the year 2022 and 68 in the year 2023; b.12/29/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: Pat Benetar's husband and her bandmember

🏆🥊Jess Willard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1881 d.12/15/1968 (86)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19)

💰Joyce Clyde Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1891 N.S. d.10/29/1982 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson
Misc: Hallmark Cards founder

🏆🏒Gordon Allan "Phat" Wilson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1895 d.7/26/1970 (74)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1917-1932
Sports Teams: Port Arthur Bearcats

🏆🏒Nels Stewart -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1902 d.8/21/1957 (54)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Robert Nelson Stewart; NN:Old Poison
Misc: played 1925-1940, the first pro to score 300 goals
Sports Teams: Montreal Maroons, Boston Bruins, New York Americans

📰💰🏆Jim Murray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1919 d.8/16/1998 (78)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Businessperson, Sports Writer
Misc: Sports Illustrated founder; sports columnist for LA Times since 1961; 14-time Sportswriter of the Year; won Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1990.

🎨🏆🏌Pete Dye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1925 N.S. d.1/9/2020 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Architect, Golf Figure
Misc: noted golf course architect

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🎵Matt "Guitar" Murphy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1929 N.S. d.6/15/2018 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Blues Guitarist
Names/Places: RN: Matthew Tyler Murphy
Group Names: The Blues Brothers, Howlin' Wolf

⛪🎭Mary Tyler Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1936 d.1/25/2017 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Actress, Variety Show Hostess, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, New York
Misc: some say b. 1937, but she said she turned 60 on David Letterman the day after in 1996
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Mary Richards), Dick Van Dyke Show (as Laura Petrie), New York News (as Louise Felcott)

🏆🏈Ray Nitschke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1936 d.3/8/1998 (61)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: his fierce play epitomized the champion Green Bay Packers of the Vince Lombardi era; 3x First Team All-Pro, 4x Second Team All-Pro, 5x NFL Champion, 2x Super Bowl Champion; Packers #66 retired and in the team's Hall of Fame as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1958-1972)

🎵🎸Ray Thomas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1941 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Flautist, Harmonicaist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: some say b. 1942 or 1944
Group Names: The Moody Blues

🎵🎸Rick Danko -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1943 d.12/10/1999 (55)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer, Canadian
Misc: some say b. 1942 or Dec 9
Group Names: The Band

🏆Phillip George "Phil" Boggs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/29/1949 N.S. d.7/4/1990 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🎾Lawrence Doherty -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/14/1872 d.12/29/1910 (38)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

🏆🏀Harry Fisher -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1882 d.12/29/1967 (85)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Fordham (coach 1904-05), Army (coach 1906-1907, 1921-1923, 1924-1925), Columbia (player 1902-1905, coach 1906-1916), St. John's (1909-1910)

🏆🏒Roy Gordon Conacher -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1916 d.12/29/1984 (68)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1938-1951
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks

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🏆🏈🥊Steve Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1960 N.S. d.12/29/2009 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: Ring name: Dr. Death

💰🏆🏁Andy Granatelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1923 d.12/29/2013 (90)
Hall of Famer, Businessperson, Sports Figure, Auto Racer
Misc: auto race sponsor; Indianapolis 500; CEO of STP

🏆🏈Reuben LaVell Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1930 d.12/29/2016 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: 257 career victories
Sports Teams: Utah State (player 1949-1951), BYU (assistant coach 1962-1971, head coach 1972-2000)

🎵Phyllis McGuire -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1931 N.S. d.12/29/2020 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Singer
Group Names: The McGuire sisters
TV Shows: Arthur Godfrey's Friends

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