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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 31

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆🎳Ray Bluth -- is 95 in the year 2022 and 96 in the year 2023; b.12/31/1927
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: rolled the first 300 game in the ABC Masters finals in 1962.

🏆🏈Hugh McElhenny -- is 94 in the year 2022 and 95 in the year 2023; b.12/31/1928
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, NFL Halfback
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 5x All-Pro; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1952-1960), Minnesota Vikings (1961-1962), New York Giants (1963), Detroit Lions (1964)

🏆🏌Michael Bonallack -- is 88 in the year 2022 and 89 in the year 2023; b.12/31/1934
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English
Misc: one of the leading administrators in world golf in the late 20th century.

🏆⚽Alex Ferguson -- is 81 in the year 2022 and 82 in the year 2023; b.12/31/1941
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish
Misc: CBE; managed Manchester United 1986-2013

🎵🎸Andy Summers -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.12/31/1942
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: RN:Andrew Somers
Misc: some say b. 1943
Group Names: The Police
Song Titles: Roxanne, Can't Stand Losing You, Message in a Bottle, Walking on the Moon, So Lonely, Don't Stand So Close To Me, De Do Do Do De Da Da Da, Invisible Sun, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Spirits in the Material World, Every Breath You Take, King of Pain (all previous titles as The Police)
Album Titles: Outlandos d'Amour, Reggatta de Blanc, Zenyatta Mondatta, Ghost in the Machine, Synchronicity (all previous titles as The Police)
TV Shows: The Dennis Miller Show

🎵🎸Tom Hamilton -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.12/31/1951
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Aerosmith

🏆🏁🏍Kenneth Leroy Roberts -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.12/31/1951
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist
Misc: Grand Prix motorcycle racing

🎭Amelia Kinkade -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.12/31/1963
Hall of Famer, Actress
Misc: in the Horror Movie Hall of Fame
Movie Titles: Night of the Demons (series), My Best Friend is a Vampire

🏆⚾"King" Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1857 d.11/8/1894 (36)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder, MLB Catcher
Misc: the first player to slide head first

🏆⚾Thomas H. Connolly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1870 d.8/28/1961 (90)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire, British
Misc: umpired for 50 years; the first baseball umpire elected to the HofF.

🏆🏒Chuck Gardiner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1904 d.6/13/1934 (29)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Scottish
Misc: played 1927-1934
Sports Teams: Chicago Black Hawks (NHL)

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🏆⚽James "Jim" Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1908 d.11/9/1994 (85)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Jamaican, Scottish

🏆⚽George Barr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1915 d.4/11/2000 (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player
Misc: played fullback; 15 seasons on the ASL

🏆Vicki Draves -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1924 N.S. d.4/11/2010 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Victoria Manalo Draves
Misc: platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948)

🏆🎾David Gray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1927 d.9/6/1983 (55)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵🎸Peter Quaife -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1943 N.S. d.6/24/2010 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Misc: some say b. Dec 27 or Dec 23
Group Names: The Kinks

🎨⛪🎭🎵Donna Summer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1948 N.S. d.5/17/2012 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Artist, Baptist, Movie Actress, Songwriter, Disco Singer
Names/Places: Bruce Sudano's wife, b. in Boston; RN:LaDonna Andrea Gaines; NN:The Queen of Disco
Misc: novelty song about her: Donna Summer On The Radio
Song Titles: Last Dance, Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby, Heaven Knows, I Feel Love, Bad Girls, MacArthur Park, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough with Barbra Streisand), On The Radio, Sunset People, The Wanderer, Dim All The Lights, She Works Hard for the Money, Love is in Control, Dinner With Gershwin, This Time I Know It's For Real
Album Titles: Live and More, Love to Love You Baby, I Remember Yesterday, Bad Girls, The Wanderer, She Works Hard for the Money
Movie Titles: Thank God It's Friday

🏆⚽Sandy Jardine -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/31/1948 d.4/24/2014 (65)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🏁Sir Malcolm Campbell -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1885 d.12/31/1948 (63)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer, British
Misc: Grand Prix motor racing; the first boat racer to travel 5MPH and the first to travel 300 MPH in an automobile

🏆🥊Alberto "Baby" Arizmendi -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1914 N.S. d.12/31/1962 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Mexican

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🏆⚾Roberto Walker Clemente -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1934 d.12/31/1972 (38)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: NN:Bob
Misc: NL MVP 1966, World Series MVP in 1971; 15x All-Star, 4x NL batting champion, won 12x Gold Glove; 3000 hits; Pirates #21 retired
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1955-1972)

📰Paul Ackerman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1908 d.12/31/1977 (69)
Hall of Famer, Journalist
Misc: influential music journalist

🎵Robert Pete Williams -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1914 d.12/31/1980 (66)
Hall of Famer, Blues Performer

🎭🎵Ricky Nelson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 d.12/31/1985 (45)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Music Producer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Pop Performer
Names/Places: b. in Teaneck, NJ; Ozzie & Harriet's son, David's brother, Tracy's dad, Kris Harmon's husband; RN:Eric Hilliard Nelson
Song Titles: A Teenager's Romance, I'm Walkin', Be-Bop Baby, Stood Up, Believe What You Say, Poor Little Fool, Lonesome Town, Never Be Anyone Else But You, Travelin' Man, Hello Mary Lou, Teen Age Idol, It's Up To You, For You, Garden Party
Album Titles: Ricky, Ricky Nelson, Rick is 21, Garden Party
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as himself)

🏆🏈George Allen -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1922 d.12/31/1990 (72)
Hall of Famer, Football Announcer, NFL Coach, USFL Figure
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI
Misc: coached the L.A. Rams and Washington Redskins and the winningest for those two teams; 3rd best winning % (71.2) in the NFL; 1972 NFC Champ, 1984 USFL Western Conference Champ, 2x AP NFL Coach of the Year, 2x UPI NFL Coach of the Year
Sports Teams: Morningside College (NCAA), (1948-1950), Whittier College (NCAA), (1951-1956), Los Angeles Rams (1957), Chicago Bears (1958-1965), Los Angeles Rams (1966-1970), Washington Redskins (1971-1977), Chicago Blitz (USFL 1983), Arizona Wranglers (USFL 1984), Long Beach State (NCAA 1990)

🏆🏒Bill Cowley -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1912 d.12/31/1993 (81)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1934-1947
Sports Teams: Boston Bruins, St. Louis Eagles

🏆🏒William Donald "Bill" Nyrop -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1952 N.S. d.12/31/1995 N.S. (43)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played 1974-1983
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars

🎵Floyd Cramer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/27/1933 N.S. d.12/31/1997 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer
Misc: Top sessionist of Nashville such as Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" hit records; d. Dec 30 or 31?

⛪🎵🎷Natalie Cole -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/6/1950 N.S. d.12/31/2015 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Baptist, Songwriter, Pianist, Jazz Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; Nat King Cole's daughter
Song Titles: Everlasting Love, Pink Cadillac, Unforgettable...with Love

🏆⚽Thomas Henderson "Tommy" Docherty -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1928 N.S. d.12/31/2020 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, Scottish
Names/Places: NN:The Doc

🎭Betty White -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1922 N.S. d.12/31/2021 N.S. (99)
Hall of Famer, Actress, TV Hostess, Game Show Hostess, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Oak Park, Ill.; Allen Ludden's widow
Misc: some say b. 1917 or 1924
TV Shows: Life with Elizabeth (as Elizabeth), Date with the Angels (as Vicki Angel), Jack Paar Show (semi regular), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Sue Ann Nivens), Liar's Club (panelist), Password (panelist), Match Game (panelist), Betty White Show (as Joyce Whitman), Mama's Family (as Ellen Jackson), The Golden Girls (as Rose Nylund), The Golden Palace (as Rose Nylund), Bob (as Sylvia Schmidt), Maybe This Time (as Shirley), Ladies Man (as Mitzi Stiles), Bold & The Beautiful (as Ann Douglas), Hot in Cleveland (as Elka Ostrovsky)

🎨🎭Aaaaa Aames -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.3/7/1987 N.S. or 11/21/1988 O.S. or 12/31/1989 N.S. d.2/14/2011 (2) or 2/13/2012
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