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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 20

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🎵Kim Weston -- is 83 in the year 2022 and 84 in the year 2023; b.12/20/1939 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soul Singer

🎭Dick Wolf -- is 76 in the year 2022 and 77 in the year 2023; b.12/20/1946
Hall of Famer, Producer
TV Shows: Law and Order, Miami Vice

🎵🎸Peter Criss -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.12/20/1947
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Drummer, Heavy Metal Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Crisscoula
Group Names: KISS

🏆🏈Mike Utley -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.12/20/1965
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, College Football Player
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Washington State, Detriot Lions (1989-1991)

💰🏆⚾Branch Rickey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1881 d.12/9/1965 (83)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: instrumental in breaking baseball's color barrier '47; initiated the minor league farm system in 1919; Cardinals and Baseball Halls of Fame member
Sports Teams: St. Louis Browns (player 1905-1906), New York Highlanders (player 1907), St. Louis Browns (player 1914), St. Louis Browns (manager 1913-1915), St. Louis Cardinals (manager 1919-1925), St. Louis Browns (G.M. 1913-1915, 1919), St. Louis Cardinals (G.M. 1919-1942), Brooklyn Dodgers (G.M. 1943-1950), Pittsburgh Pirates (G.M. 1950-1955)

🏆🏒Frederick Whitcroft -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1882 d.8/9/1931 (48)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Coach, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover
Sports Teams: Renfrew Creamery Kings, Edmonton Eskimos, Kenora Thistles

🏆🎾Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1886 N.S. d.12/5/1974 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: She won her first national title in 1909 and her last in 1955 at the age of 68! In her career she won 50 national titles in singles and doubles indoors and out.

🏆🎳Mort Lindsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1888 d.5/16/1959 (70)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚾Charles Leo "Gabby" Hartnett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1900 d.12/20/1972 (72)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Misc: NL MVP 1935
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (player 1922-1940, manager 1938-1940), New York Giants (player 1941)

🏆🏈🏀Edgar S. "Eddie" Hickey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1902 N.S. d.12/5/1980 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Creighton University (football 1934, basketball 1934-1943, 1946-1947), St. Louis University (basketball 1947-1958), Marquette University (basketball 1958-1964)

🏆🎳Joe Wilman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1905 d.10/22/1969 (63)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏁🏊Bárány István -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1907 N.S. d.2/21/1995 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Hunter, Olympic Athlete

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🏆🏒Charlie Conacher -- Birth 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

🏆Jim Simpson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1927 d.1/13/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (1970s), ESPN

🏆🏈Jack Christiansen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1928 d.6/29/1986 (57)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Defensive, College Football Coach
Misc: returned 1,084 yards in punt returns with 8 TDs
Sports Teams: Colorado State, Detroit Lions (player 1951-1958), San Francisco 49ers (coach 1963-1967), Stanford University (coach 1972-1976), Kansas City Chiefs (coach 1977), Seattle Seahawks (coach 1978-1982), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1983)

🏆⛸Carlo Fassi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1929 d.3/20/1997 (67)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Italian

🏆🏈Bob Hayes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/20/1942 N.S. d.9/18/2002 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: RN:Robert Lee Hayes; NN:Bullet Bob
Misc: won gold medal in 100m at 1964 Olympics; All-Pro SE for Dallas in 1966; convicted of drug trafficking in 1979 and served 18 months of a 5-year sentence.
Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys (1965-1974), San Francisco 49ers (1975)

🏆🥊George Chaney -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/16/1892 d.12/20/1958 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🎳Martin Cassio -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1904 d.12/20/1972 (68)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won 15 tournament titles.

🏆⚾Charles Leo "Gabby" Hartnett -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1900 d.12/20/1972 (72)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Misc: NL MVP 1935
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (player 1922-1940, manager 1938-1940), New York Giants (player 1941)

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🎭🎵Bobby Darin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1936 d.12/20/1973 (37)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Music Executive, Songwriter, Music Publisher, Drummer, Guitarist, Pianist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York, NY; RN:Walden Robert Cassotto; Sandra Dee's ex-
Song Titles: Mack the Knife
TV Shows: The Bobby Darin Show

🎵Jack Stapp -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1912 d.12/20/1980 (68)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Performer
Misc: WSM Radio executive and co-founder of Tree Publishing

🏆🏀James Enright -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/3/1910 N.S. d.12/20/1981 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Sports Writer, Basketball Referee
Misc: officiated college and professional basketball games; wrote for baseball and basketball for publications.

🎵Don Law -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1902 d.12/20/1982 (80)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Musician
Misc: Head of Columbia Records' country music division

🎵Hank Snow -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/9/1914 d.12/20/1999 (85)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country Performer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Liverpool, Nova Scotia
Misc: Grand Ole Opry regular

🎵Son Seals -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1942 d.12/20/2004 (62)
Hall of Famer, Singer/Guitarist, Drummer, Blues Performer
Names/Places: RFN: Frank

🎵🏆🥊Jimmy McCracklin -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1921 d.12/20/2012 (91)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Harmonicaist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Performer, Boxer
Names/Places: RN:James David Walker

🏆🏁Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1931 N.S. d.12/20/2019 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: one of the early superstars of NASCAR in the 1950s and 1960s

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