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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 14

Last Updated 05-15-2022

🏆🥊Paul "Butcher" Vachon -- is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.5/14/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian

🏆⚾Tony Pérez -- is 80 in the year 2022 and 81 in the year 2023; b.5/14/1942
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB First Baseman, Cuban
Names/Places: RN:Atanacio Rigal
Misc: All Star MVP 1967
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds (player 1964-1976), Montreal Expos (player 1977-1979), Boston Red Sox (player 1980-1982), Philadelphia Phillies (player 1983), Cincinnati Reds (player 1984-1986, manager 1993), Florida Marlins (manager 2001)

🎵🎸Gene Cornish -- is 78 in the year 2022 and 79 in the year 2023; b.5/14/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Harmonicaist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Group Names: Joey Dee & the Starlighters, The (Young) Rascals

✍🎵Jon Landau -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.5/14/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Music Critic, Music Producer

🎵🎸David Byrne -- is 70 in the year 2022 and 71 in the year 2023; b.5/14/1952
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, New Wave Singer/Guitarist, Scottish, Gay
Group Names: Talking Heads (lead singer), soloist
Song Titles: Psycho Killer, Pulled Up, Take Me to the River, Life During Wartime, Once in a Lifetime, Burning Down the House, This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody), Girlfriend is Better, Road to Nowhere, And She Was, Stay Up Late, Wild Wild Life, Love For Sale, Blind, (Nothing But) Flowers)
Album Titles: Talking Heads: 77, More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Speaking of Tongues, Little Creatures, True Stories, Naked, Stop Making Sense
Video Titles: Storytelling Giant

🏆🏒Jayna Hefford -- is 45 in the year 2022 and 46 in the year 2023; b.5/14/1977 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: helped Canada win four-straight Olympic gold medals from 2002-2014

🏆⚾James Leslie Wilkerson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1878 d.8/21/1964 (86)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an American sports executive who founded the barnstorming All Nations baseball club in 1912, and the Negro league baseball team Kansas City Monarchs in 1920.
Sports Teams: All Nations (1912-1917), Kansas City Monarchs (1920-1948)

🏆⚾Edward A. "Big Ed" Walsh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1881 N.S. d.5/26/1959 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Pitcher
Misc: whose lifetime ERA of 1.82 is the lowest ever.
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox (player 1904-1916, manager 1924), Boston Braves (player 1917)

🏆Albert White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1885 N.S. d.7/8/1982 N.S. (97)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Albert "Al" Cosad White

🏆⚾Earle Bryan Combs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1889 d.7/21/1976 (87)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1924-1935 as part of the "Murderers Row")

🎵Will "Dub" Jones -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1928 N.S. d.1/16/2000 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters

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🏆🏒"Gump" Worsley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1929 d.1/26/2007 (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1952-1974
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars

🏆⚽Eric Caldow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1934 N.S. d.3/4/2019 N.S. (84)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🏆🥊Ethel Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1935 N.S. d.9/14/2018 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Ethel Blanche Hairston nee Wingo

🎭🎵Bobby Darin -- Birth 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 Bruce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1943 d.10/25/2014 (71)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Keyboardist, Classic Rock Singer, Rock & Roll Bassist, Scottish
Names/Places: RFN:John
Group Names: Manfred Mann, Cream

🏆🏈🥊Steve Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1960 N.S. d.12/29/2009 N.S. (49)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: Ring name: Dr. Death

🏆⚾Roy Halladay -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/14/1977 N.S. d.11/7/2017 N.S. (40)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Doc
Misc: 8x All-Star; NL Cy Young Award winner in 2010 (Phillies), AL Cy Young Award winner in 2003 (Blue Jays); in the Canadian Baseball and American Baseball Halls of Fame; Blue Jays number 32 retired
Sports Teams: Toronto Blue Jays (1998-2009), Philadelphia Phillies (2010-2013)

🏆🏁🏊Frederick Lane -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/2/1880 N.S. d.5/14/1969 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🎵🎸Keith Relf -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1943 d.5/14/1976 (33)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Misc: some say b. 1944; he died by electrocution while he was tuning his guitar
Group Names: The Yardbirds (lead), Renaissance

🏆🥊Billy Petrolle -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1905 d.5/14/1983 (78)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🏆🏒Joe Primeau -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1906 d.5/14/1989 (83)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: the only coach to win Memorial Cup, Allan Cup and Stanley Cup
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (possibly from 1927-1936)

⛪💰🎭🎵Frank Sinatra -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/12/1915 d.5/14/1998 (82)
Hall of Famer, Roman Catholic, Executive, Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Movie Director, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: b. Hoboken, N.J.; NN:Ol' Blue Eyes, The Chairman of the Board; RFN:Francis Albert; wed Ava Gardner, then Mia Farrow, then Barbara Marx
Misc: he did it HIS way, his "Love and Marriage" song became the theme for the TV series "Married...With Children"
Song Titles: (Theme From) New York New York, Stardust, Fly Me To The Moon, I've Got You Under My Skin, Come Fly With Me, It Was a Very Good Year, Love and Marriage, Witchcraft, Strangers in the Night, That's Life, Somethin' Stupid, My Way
Album Titles: The Voice of Frank Sinatra, Songs by Sinatra, In The Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, A Swingin' Affair, Come Fly With Me, Only The Lonely, Nice 'n' Easy, September of My Years, Strangers in the Night, Sinatra at the Sands
TV Shows: The Frank Sinatra Show
Movie Titles: From Here to Eternity, Scarface, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Manchurian Candidate, On The Town, Guys and Dolls, High Society, Pal Joey, Tony Rome

💰🏆🏀David A. "Dave" DeBusschere -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/16/1940 N.S. d.5/14/2003 N.S. (62)
Hall of Famer, Executive, NBA Coach, NBA Forward
Names/Places: NN:Defensive Dave
Misc: three-time All-American for U. Of Detroit, then a NBA star for the Detroit Pistons and New York Kncikerbockers. The youngest player / coach in NBA history for Detroit, age 24. Later, also commissioner of the ABA. Was a player-coach of Detroit Pistons (1964-67); played in 8 All-Star games; won 2 NBA titles as player with NY Knicks; ABA commissioner (1975-76); also pitched 2 seasons for Chicago White Sox (1962-63) with 3-4 record; Knicks #22 retired; May 14 is the date of announcement of death
Sports Teams: Unversity of Detroit (1959-1962), Detroit Pistons (player 1962-1968, coach 1964-1967), New York Knicks (1969-1974)

🎵B. B. King -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/16/1925 N.S. d.5/14/2015 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Blues Performer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Ita Bena, MS; Initials stand for The Beale St. 'Blues Boy'; RFN:Riley B.
Group Names: soloist, The Beale Streeters
TV Shows: The Associates (theme singer)

🏆🏌Christy O'Connor Snr -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1924 d.5/14/2016 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Irish
Names/Places: b. in Galway

🏆🏌Doug Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1922 N.S. d.5/14/2018 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: Masters [1957], PGA [1955]

✍🎭Tim Conway -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1933 N.S. d.5/14/2019 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Comedy Writer, Actor, Comedian, Variety Show Host
Names/Places: b. in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
TV Shows: McHale's Navy (as Ensign Charles Parker), Rango, Tim Conway Show, Carol Burnett Show, Ace Crawford P.I. (star), Married With Children (as Ephraim), Clueless (as Elroy "Bob" Hubley)

🏆⛸Ronald Ludington -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/4/1934 N.S. d.5/14/2020 N.S. (85)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Figure Skating Coach

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