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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for January 23

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🥊Dominic DeNucci -- is 89 in the year 2021 and 90 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1932 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, American, Italian
Misc: Wrestling trainer

✍🏆🏈Jerry Kramer -- is 85 in the year 2021 and 86 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1936
Hall of Famer, Author, Sports Commentator, NFL Guard
Misc: 2x Super Bowl I and II champ, 5x NFL champ, 3x Pro Bowl, 5x First-Team All-Pro; in the Green Bay Packers and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1958-1968)

🎵🎸Patrick (Doobies) Simmons -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: not to be confused with the folk singer Patrick Simmons
Misc: Folk & bluegrass style too
Group Names: The Doobie Brothers

🎵🎸Lamont Robin Zander -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1953
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: aka Robin Zander
Group Names: Cheap Trick

🏆🥊Patty Seymour -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1960 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring name: Leilani Kai

🏆🏒Brendan Shanahan -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1969
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1987-2009; the National Hockey League's Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and Director of Player Safety.
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers

🏆🏈Kevin Mawae -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Center, College Football Coach
Names/Places: MN: James
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (player 1994-1997), New York Jets (player 1998-2005), Tennessee Titans (player 2006-2009)

🏆⚽Julie Foudy -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1971
Hall of Famer, Sports Analyst, Soccer Midfielder
Misc: soccer coach and captain

🎭Norah O'Donnell -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, TV Hostess
TV Shows: CBS This Morning

🎭Lindsey Kraft -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.1/23/1980 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actress
TV Shows: Living Biblically

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🏆🎾🏀Ora Mae Washington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1898 N.S. d.12/21/1971 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Basketball Player
Misc: in the Basketball Hall of Fame

🏆🎳Lowell Jackson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1909 d.5/20/1979 (70)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🎳Fred Bujack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1912 d.1/2/1971 (58)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won eight ABC Tournament championships.

🏆Georgia Coleman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1912 N.S. d.9/14/1940 N.S. (28)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏁Wallace Gordon "Wally" Parks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1913 d.9/28/2007 (94)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: was instrumental in establishing drag racing as a legitimate amateur and professional motorsport. He was the founder, president, and chairman of the National Hot Rod Association, better known as NHRA.

🏆🎾Adrian Quist -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1913 d.11/17/1991 (78)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎭🎵Ernie Kovacs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1919 N.S. d.1/13/1962 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Variety Show Host, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Trenton, NJ; Edie Adams' hubby; d. in a car crash in West Los Angeles
Misc: Unconventional veteran TV innovator; 1950-60s TV variety shows; some say born January 19; always 10-5/8 years ahead of his time
TV Shows: The Ernie Kovacs Show

🏆⚽Bob Paisley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1919 d.2/14/1996 (77)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: OBE; spent almost 50 years with Liverpool as a wing half, physiotherapist, coach, and manager

🏆🏁🏊Allen Stack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1928 N.S. d.9/12/1999 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

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🏆🎾Mervyn Rose -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1930 N.S. d.7/23/2017 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Tennis Coach, Australian

🏆🥊Giant Baba -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1938 d.1/31/1999 (61)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: RN:Shohei Baba

🏆🏀Sergey Belov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1944 d.10/3/2013 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: First international player to be inducted; With the Soviet national team; 4x EuroBasket Gold: 1967, 1969, 1971, 1979; EuroBasket MVP 1969; 2x FIBA World Championship Gold: 1967, 1974; FIBA World Championship MVP 1970; Summer Olympics Gold: 1972; With CSKA Moscow; 11 USSR League championships: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980; 2 USSR Cup championships: 1972, 1973; 2 Euroleague championships 1969, 1971; FIBA's 50 Greatest Players 1991; FIBA Hall of Fame 2007; 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors 2008

🎵🎸Danny Federici -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1950 d.4/17/2008 (58)
Hall of Famer, Accordionist, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Bruce Springsteen's E. St. Band

🏆🥊Vivian Vachon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1951 N.S. d.8/24/1991 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Diane Vachon

🏆⚽Fernando Clavijo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/23/1956 N.S. d.2/8/2019 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Coach, Soccer Defender, Uruguayian
Misc: played defender

✍⛪🎵Phillips Brooks -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/13/1835 d.1/23/1893 (57)
Hall of Famer, Author, Clergyman, Composer
Misc: the American Episcopal bishop who wrote the words to "O Little Town of Bethlehem," was born in Boston.

🎵Edward Alexander MacDowell -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1861 d.1/23/1908 (46)
Hall of Famer, Composer

🏆🏁🏊Frederick Holman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/??/1883 N.S. d.1/23/1913 N.S. (29)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

✍🏆⚾Billy Evans -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1884 d.1/23/1956 (71)
Hall of Famer, Author, MLB Umpire

🏆🎾Holcombe Ward -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/23/1878 d.1/23/1967 (88)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🎵Big Maybelle -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1924 d.1/23/1972 (47)
Hall of Famer, Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: RN:Mabel Louise Smith

🎵Terry Kath -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1946 d.1/23/1978 (31)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Chicago (founder)

🎵🎸Allen Collins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1952 d.1/23/1990 (37)
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Larkin
Group Names: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Collins Band

🎵Thomas Andrew Dorsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1899 N.S. d.1/23/1993 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Black Gospel Music
Misc: sang a blend of blues, ragtime, & church songs

🎵Johnny Funches -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1935 d.1/23/1998 (62)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Dells

✍📰🎭Bob Keeshan -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1927 d.1/23/2004 (76)
Hall of Famer, Author, Commentator, TV Host
Names/Places: b. in Lynbrook, NY
TV Shows: Howdy Doody Show (as Clarabell the Clown), Tinker's Workshop, Captain Kangaroo (star), The Stupids (as Mr. Sender)

⛪🎭🏆🎾Johnny Carson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/23/1925 N.S. d.1/23/2005 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Protestant, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Producer, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Corning, IA
TV Shows: Who Do You Trust, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (host 1962-92)

🏆⚾Ernie Banks -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/31/1931 d.1/23/2015 (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, Texas; NN: Mr. Cub
Misc: NL MVP 1958 and 1959, Gold Glove, 512 Home Runs, 14x all star, 1600+ RBIs, 2528 games played, led NL in home runs and RBI twice each; Cubs #14 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1953-1971)

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🏆🏀Robert F. "Bobby" Wanzer -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1921 N.S. d.1/23/2016 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Guard
Names/Places: RN:Robert Francis Wanzer; aka Hooks Wanzer
Misc: 5x NBA All-star
Sports Teams: Rochester Royals (player 1947-1957), Cincinnatti Royals (coach 1955-1959)

✍📰James "Jim" Lehrer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1934 N.S. d.1/23/2020 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Dramatist/Playwright, Newscaster, Journalist
Names/Places: b. in Wichita, KS
TV Shows: MeNeil/Lehrer report

⛪🎭Larry King -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1933 N.S. d.1/23/2021 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Jewish, TV Talk Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn; RN:Lawrence Henry Zieger; wed 6x's
Misc: Host of his Larry King Radio & TV Shows

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