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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for April 22

Last Updated 07-07-2023

🏆⛸John Nicks -- is 94 in the year 2023 and 95 in the year 2024; b.4/22/1929
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, British

🏆🏌Deane R. Beman -- is 85 in the year 2023 and 86 in the year 2024; b.4/22/1938
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: first commissioner of PGA Tour (1974-94); introduced "stadium golf;" as player, won U.S. Amateur twice and British Amateur once.

🏆🏒Robert Harvey "Bob" Paradise -- is 79 in the year 2023 and 80 in the year 2024; b.4/22/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Olympic Athlete
Misc: played 1966-1979
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Atlanta Flames, Minnesota North Stars

🏆🏀Spencer Haywood -- is 74 in the year 2023 and 75 in the year 2024; b.4/22/1949
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, ABA Figure, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: Iman's ex-husband
Misc: Olympic gold 1968, 4x NBA All-Star; SuperSonics #24 retired
Sports Teams: Denver Rockets (ABA 1969-1970), Seattle SuperSonics (1970-1975), New York Knicks (1975-1979), New Orleans Jazz (1979), Los Angeles Lakers (1979-1980), Reyer Venezia (Italy 1980-1981), Washington Bullets (1981-1983)

🎵🎸Peter Frampton -- is 73 in the year 2023 and 74 in the year 2024; b.4/22/1950
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Names/Places: b. in Kent
Misc: some say b. April 20
Group Names: Humble Pie, soloist
Song Titles: Show Me The Way, Baby I Love Your Way, Do You Feel Like We Do, I'm in You, Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours, I Can't Stand It No More
Album Titles: Frampton, I'm in You, Frampton Comes Alive, Where I Should Be, Breaking All The Rules

🏆🥊Caleb Baldwin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/22/1769 d.11/8/1827 (58)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🏒Harvey Pulford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/22/1875 d.10/31/1940 (65)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: one of the original nine inductees in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1945
Sports Teams: Ottawa Hockey Clyb (possibly 1892-1908)

🏆🎾Daphne Akhurst -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/22/1903 d.1/9/1933 (29)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Welsh (Wales)

🏆🏀Lauren "Laddie" Gale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/22/1917 N.S. d.7/29/1996 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, College Basketball Player
Misc: A leading figure in the development of West Coast basketball, Laddie Gale revolutionized the game by using a one-handed shot.

🎵George "Harmonica" Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/22/1924 N.S. d.10/2/1983 N.S. (59)
Hall of Famer, Blues Harmonicaist
Names/Places: RN: Allen George Smith

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🎭Aaron Spelling -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/22/1928 d.6/23/2006 (78)
Hall of Famer, TV Actor, TV Producer (m)
Names/Places: b. in Dallas; Carolyn Jones', then Candy's hubby, Tori's father
Misc: produced 2600+ hours of TV shows!; AP says b. 1923
TV Shows: Zane Grey Theatre, June Allyson Show, Playhouse 90, Dick Powell, Johnny Ringo, Lloyd Bridges, Burke's Law, Honeywest, Smothers Brothers, Guns of Will Sonnett, Mod Squad, Rookies, Charlie's Angels, Family, Fantasy Island, Friends, Hart to Hart, Hotel, Johnny Ringo, Lloyd Bridges, Love Boat, Mod Squad, Rookies, S.W.A.T., Starsky & Hutch, Vega$, Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, Strike Force, Matt Houston, Colbys, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Savannah, Malibu Shores

🎭🎵Glen Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.4/22/1936 N.S. d.8/8/2017 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Delight, Ar.
Misc: some say b. 1935, 1938, March 22, or April 10
Group Names: The Champs, The Beach Boys, soloist
Song Titles: Wichita Lineman, Galveston, True Grit, Any Which Way You Can, Gentile on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy
TV Shows: The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
Movie Titles: True Grit

🏆⛸Gretchen Merrill -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/2/1925 d.4/22/1965 (39)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🏆🥊Johnny Dundee -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/19/1893 d.4/22/1965 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Italian

🎵Stephen Sholes -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1911 d.4/22/1968 (57)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Performer
Names/Places: aka:Steve

🎵H. C. Speir -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/6/1895 d.4/22/1972 (76)
Hall of Famer, Music Figure
Misc: talent broker and record store owner instrumenal in promoting blues music.

🎵Walter Vinson -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1901 d.4/22/1975 (74)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Blues Performer
Group Names: the Mississippi Shieks

🏆🏀Renalto William Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1906 d.4/22/1981 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Sports Executive, Basketball Figure, Italian
Misc: co-founder Int'l Basketball Association and MLB exec; a popularizer of basketball in Europe and in Asia

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🏆🏒Foster Hewitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1902 d.4/22/1985 (82)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Announcer, Canadian

🏆🏀Robert Edris "Bob" Davies -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1920 N.S. d.4/22/1990 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: NN:The Harrisburg Houdini
Misc: star ballhandling guard of the late 1940s and early 1950's. NBA All-Star for the Rochester Royals multiple times; Sacramento Kings #11 retired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Indians (ABL 1943-1944), Brooklyn Gothams (ABL 1944-1945), Rochester Royals (1945-1955)

🏆🥊Jack "Kid" Berg -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1909 N.S. d.4/22/1991 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🏌Harold "Jug" McSpaden -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/21/1908 N.S. d.4/22/1996 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Golfer

🎵Felice Bryant -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1925 d.4/22/2003 (77)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Country Singer
Names/Places: RLN:Scaduto
Misc: some say b. 1925
Group Names: Felice & Boudleaux

🏆⚽Billy McNeill -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1940 N.S. d.4/22/2019 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Defender, Soccer Manager, Scottish

🏆🏒Guy Damien Lafleur -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1951 N.S. d.4/22/2022 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Thurson, Quebec
Misc: Montreal Canadien led NHL in scoring 3 times (1975-78); 2-time MVP (1977-78), played for 5 Stanley Cup winners in Montreal; playoff MVP in 1977; returned to NHL as player in 1988 after election to Hall of Fame; retired again in 1991.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques

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