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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name December 6

Last Updated 01-23-2019

🎵🎸Peter Buck -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.12/6/1956
Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: R.E.M.

🏆🎳Bob Goike -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.12/6/1953
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚽Mike Windischmann -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.12/6/1965
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, West German

🏆⛸Lloyd Valdemar "Skippy" Baxter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1919 d.12/18/2012 (93)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🥊Jimmy Bivins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1919 d.7/4/2012 (92)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🥊Nick Bockwinkel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1934 d.11/14/2015 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Nicholas Warren Francis "Nick" Bockwinkel

🏆🥊James J. Braddock -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1905 d.11/29/1974 (68)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American, Irish
Names/Places: NN:James
Misc: American world heavyweight boxing champion from June 13, 1935, when he outpointed Max Baer in 15 rounds at the Long Island City Bowl, New York City, until June 22, 1937, when he was knocked out by Joe Louis in eight rounds in Chicago.

🏆🥊Arthur Chambers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1846 d.4/8/1923 (76)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆⚾John "Jocko" Conlan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1899 N.S. d.4/16/1989 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, MLB Umpire

🎵Hugh Farr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1903 d.3/17/1980 (76)
Hall of Famer, Fiddler, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Thomas Hubert Farr
Group Names: Sons of the Pioneers

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🏆🏈Otto Everett Graham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1921 d.12/17/2003 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: Football QB and basketball All-America at Northwestern; in pro ball, led Cleveland Browns to 7 league titles in 10 years, winning 4 AAFC championships (1946-50) and 3 NFL (1950,54-55); 5-time All-Pro; 2-time NFL MVP (1953,55).
Sports Teams: Cleveland Browns (player 1946-1955), NCAA Coast Guard (coach 1959-1965), Washington Redskins (coach 1966-1968), NCAA Coast Guard (coach 1974-1975)

🏆⛸Laurie Hickox -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1945 d.2/15/1961 (15)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🎭🏆🏁🏊Eleanor Holm -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1913 N.S. d.1/31/2004 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actress, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won gold medal in 100m backstroke at 1932 Olympics; thrown off '36 U.S. team for drinking champagne in public and shooting craps on boat to Germany.

🏆🥊George "Kid" Lavigne -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1869 d.3/9/1928 (58)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆⚾Tony Lazzeri -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1903 d.8/6/1946 (42)
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Misc: some say b. on Dec 26
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1926-1937), Chicago Cubs (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939), New York Giants (1939)

🏆🏈Lou Little -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1893 d.5/28/1979 (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Coach
Sports Teams: Frankford Yellow Jackets (player 1920-1923), Georgetown University (coach 1924-1929), Columbia University (coach 1930-1956)

🏆🏈Andy Robustelli -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1925 N.S. d.5/31/2011 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1951-1955), New York Giants (1956-1964)

🎵Mike Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1943 d.2/28/2008 (64)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Dave Clark Five

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🏆🏈George Trafton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/6/1896 d.9/5/1971 (74)
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Sports Teams: Decatur/Chicago Staleys (1920-1921), Chicago Bears (1923-1932)

🏆⚽Andrew Ault -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1900 d.12/6/1977 (77)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scotish
Misc: midfielder and forward

🏆🥊Joe Coburn -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/29/1835 d.12/6/1890 (55)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Irish

🏆⚾Burleigh A. Grimes -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/18/1893 d.12/6/1985 (92)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: The last of the Spitballers
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates (1916-1917), Brooklyn Robins (1918-1926), New York Giants (1927), Pittsburgh Pirates (1928-1929), Boston Braves (1930), St. Louis Cardinals (1930-1931), Chicago Cubs (1932-1933), St. Louis Cardinals (1933-1934), New York Yankees (1934), Pittsburgh Pirates (1934), Brooklyn Dodgers (manager, 1937-1938)

🏆🥊Larry "The Axe" Henning -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1936 N.S. d.12/6/2018 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

🎵Leadbelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1888 d.12/6/1949 (61)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer, Folk Singer
Names/Places: RN:Huddie William Ledbetter; NN:The King Of The 12 String Guitar Players
Misc: no source knows for sure when he was born; he influenced many folk and blues artists

🎭🎵🎸Roy Orbison -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1936 d.12/6/1988 (52)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Wink, TX; MN:Kelton
Group Names: The Traveling Wilburys (as Lefty), soloist;
Song Titles: Only The Lonely, Running Scared, Dream Baby, Oh Pretty Woman, Crying, You Got It

🎵Ricky Owens -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/24/1939 N.S. d.12/6/1996 N.S. (57)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Vibrations, The Temptations

Alice Freeman Palmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1855 d.12/6/1902 (47)
Hall of Famer, Educator

🏆🥊Wilfred "Willie" Pastrano -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1935 d.12/6/1997 (62)
Hall of Famer, Boxer
Misc: Light Heavyweight Champion 1963-65

🏆🏈Pete Rozelle -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/1/1926 d.12/6/1996 (70)
Hall of Famer, NFL Executive
Names/Places: b. in South Gate, CA; FN:Alvin Ray
Misc: NFL Commissioner from 1960-89; presided over growth of league from 12 to 28 teams, merger with AFL, creation of Super Bowl and advent of huge TV rights fees.

🏆⚾Amos Rusie -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1871 d.12/6/1942 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: fastball so intimidating that in 1893 the pitching mound is moved back 5'6" to its present 60'6"
Sports Teams: Indianapolis Hoosiers (1889), New York Giants (1890-1898), Cincinnati Reds (1901)

🎭Burr Tillstrom -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/13/1917 d.12/6/1985 (68)
Hall of Famer, Puppet Actor
TV Shows: Kukla Fran and Ollie (creator, voice, & soul of all the puppets); That Was the Week That Was

🏆⚾Honus Wagner -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/24/1874 d.12/6/1955 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Coach, MLB Shortstop, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Flying Dutchman; RN: John Peter Wagner
Misc: Honus may have been the best "all-around" player in history; he could run, hit, field and play any position, but preferred shortstop where he played for 21 years. His 252 triples is still a record. He recorded 10,427 at-bats, won 8 NL batting titles, 5x stolen base leader, 3,430 hits; Pirates #33 retired
Sports Teams: Louisville Colonels (player 1897-1899), Pittsburgh Pirates (player 1900-1917, coach 1917, coach 1933-1951)

🏆🏁🏊Willy den Ouden -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1918 N.S. d.12/6/1997 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

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