1985 – Arthur W. "Art" Bramhall dies

On this date Arthur W. “Art” Bramhall died. Born in 1908, Bramhall played professional football for the Chicago Bears with Red Grange and Bronko Nagurski. He relocated to Madison and embarked on a career in radio broadcasting. He was known as the voice of UW football and basketball. From 1939 to 1971, he and his wife operated Justo’s Club on University Avenue (now Smokey’s) and was known for giving UW athletes free spaghetti meals. He was inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. [Source: by Resurrection Cemetery Committee of Historic Madison, Inc. p.158]