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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 30

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🏁Fred Lorenzen -- is 88 in the year 2022 and 89 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1934
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN: The Golden Boy
Misc: NASCAR; some say b. 1932

🏆⚾Sandy Koufax -- is 87 in the year 2022 and 88 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1935
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Misc: 7x All-Star, 4x World Series champ, NL MVP in 1963, World Series MVP in 1963 and 1965; won 3 Cy Young Awards with the L.A. Dodgers in 1963, 1965, and 1966; the youngest player ever admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, lowest ERA in NL '62-'66, 165-87 record, 2.76 ERA, 40 shutouts; led NL in strikeouts 4 times and ERA 5 straight years; 2-time World Series MVP; he was the first pitcher to throw four no-hit games, one a perfect game, In the '63 series Koufax fanned 25 Yankees in 4 games, a record. In '65 he had a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs; Dodgers #32 reetired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1955-1966)
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (announcer)

🏆🏈Ron Wolf -- is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1938
Hall of Famer, NFL General Manager

🎭James Burrows -- is 82 in the year 2022 and 83 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1940
Hall of Famer, TV Producer/Director
TV Shows: The Millers, Will and Grace, Taxi, Mike and Molly, Frasier, Mary Tyler Moore (co-creator), Cheers (co-creator)

🏆🏈Mel Renfro -- is 81 in the year 2022 and 82 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1941
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Misc: 5x All-Pro, 10x Pro Bowl, 2x Super Bowl champ, 52 interceptions; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys (1964-1977)

🏆🏈Barry Alvarez -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1946
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, High School Football Coach
Misc: won the Rose Bowl in 1994; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Iowa, University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin

✍🎵🎸Patti Smith -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1946
Hall of Famer, Writer, Poet, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Punk Rock Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; MN:Lee
Group Names: The Patti Smith Group (lead), soloist

🎵🎸Jeff Lynne -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1947
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Classic Rock Singer, English
Group Names: Electric Light Orchestra, The Traveling Wilburys (as Nelson/Clayton), Wizzard

🎵Chris Jasper -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1951
Hall of Famer, Pop Singer
Group Names: Isley Brothers (not a brother)

🏆⚽Charlie Nicholas -- is 61 in the year 2022 and 62 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1961
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

Mike Pompeo -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1963 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Government Official

🏆🏌Tiger Woods -- is 47 in the year 2022 and 48 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1975 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Names/Places: RFN:Eldrick

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🎭🏆🥊Laila Ali -- is 45 in the year 2022 and 46 in the year 2023; b.12/30/1977 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Personality, Boxer
Names/Places: Muhammad's daughter

🏆🎾William Larned -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1872 d.12/16/1926 (53)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Lester Patrick -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1883 d.6/1/1960 (76)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1904-1928; NHL Rover
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (NHL), Victoria Cougars (WCHL), Victoria Aristocrats (PCHA), Seattle Metropolitans (PCHA), Spokane Canaries (PCHA), Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA), Edmonton Pros (Exhib), Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA), Brandon Hockey Club (NWHL)

🏆🥊Frank Klaus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1887 d.2/8/1948 (60)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏀Margaret Wade -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1912 N.S. d.2/16/1995 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach, Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Women's Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Delta State University (player 1930-1932, coach 1933, 1973-?)

🎵Lillian Shedd McMurry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1921 d.3/18/1999 (77)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer
Misc: influential in the development of blues music.

🏆🏈🥊Luther Lindsay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1924 N.S. d.2/21/1972 N.S. (47)
Hall of Famer, Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Luther Jacob Goodall; ring name aka spelled Luther Lindsey
Misc: in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame

🎵Bo Diddley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1928 N.S. d.6/2/2008 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Blues Guitarist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in McComb, Miss.; NN:Black Gladatior; RN:Ellas Bates, changed to Ellas McDaniels upon adoption
Misc: A diddley bow is a one-stringed musicial instrument from the Southern USA

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🏆🎳Norm Meyers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1933 d.6/26/1981 (47)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆Gordon Banks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1937 N.S. d.2/12/2019 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, English

🎵Del Shannon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1939 d.2/8/1990 (50)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Coopersville, MI; RN:Charles Weeden Westover
Misc: some say b. 1934 or d. Feb 9
Song Titles: Runaway

🎭🎵🎸Michael Nesmith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1942 N.S. d.12/10/2021 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Movie Producer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Houston, TX; FN:Robert
Misc: his mother invented Liquid Paper; some say b. 1944
Group Names: The Monkees
TV Shows: The Monkees (as Mike), Michael Nesmith in Television Parts (host)

🎭🎵🎸Davy Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/30/1945 d.2/29/2012 (66)
Hall of Famer, TV Actor, Radio Disc Jock, Guitarist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RFN:David Thomas
Group Names: The Monkees
TV Shows: The Monkees (as Davy)

🎵Bert Berns -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1929 N.S. d.12/30/1967 N.S. (38)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Bert Russell
Misc: Talent Scout
Song Titles: Twist & Shout (songwriter), Hang On Sloopy (songwriter), Brown Eyed Girl (songwriter)

🏆🏒Charlie Conacher -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1909 d.12/30/1967 (58)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: RFMN:Charles William; NN:The Big Bomber
Misc: playing career 1929-1941
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Americans

🎭🏆🥊Sonny Liston -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1932 d.12/30/1970 (38)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Boxer
Misc: heavyweight boxer champ (1962-64)

🏆🥊Sid Terris -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/7/1904 N.S. d.12/30/1974 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American

🏆🏁🏊Yasuji Miyazaki -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1916 N.S. d.12/30/1989 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese

🏆🥊Sam Muchnick -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1905 d.12/30/1998 (93)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Ukrainian
Misc: a leading American professional wrestling promoter

🎵Johnny (Rhythm And Blues) Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1934 N.S. d.12/30/1998 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Singer
Group Names: Drifters (lead)

🏆🏁🏊Roy Allen Saari -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1945 N.S. d.12/30/2008 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏈Doug Atkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1930 d.12/30/2015 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive
Names/Places: b. r. Humboldt, TN
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl,, 4x First Team All-Pro; Saints #81 retired, Tennessee Volunteers #91 retired; in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Tennessee, Cleveland Browns (1953-1954), Chicago Bears (1955-1966), New Orleans Saints (1967-1969)

🏆🏀Samuel "Sam" Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/24/1933 N.S. d.12/30/2021 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard
Misc: Star shooting guard from small college in North Carolina. 10x NBA champion (1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969); Celtics #24 retired; in the College Basketball and Pro Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (1957-1969)

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