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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 16

Last Updated 06-11-2022

🏆🥊Johnny Rodríguez -- is 84 in the year 2022 and 85 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Johnny Rodz

🏆🏈Donny Anderson -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1943
Hall of Famer, NFL Punter, NFL Runningback
Names/Places: RN:Gary Donny
Misc: Super Bowls I and II; in the Green Bay Packers and College Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Texas Tech, Green Bay Packers (1966-1971), St. Louis Cardinals (1972-1974)

🎭Bob Edwards -- is 75 in the year 2022 and 76 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1947
Hall of Famer, Radio Talk Show Host
Misc: radio: Morning Edition (host)

🏆⚾Jack Morris -- is 67 in the year 2022 and 68 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1955
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RN: John Scott Morris
Misc: World Series MVP in 1991 (Twins), 2x MLB Wins LLeader, AL Strikeout Leader (1983), 5x All-Star, 4x World Series Champion
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers (1977-1990), Minnesota Twins (1991), Toronto Blue Jays (1992-1993), Cleveland Indians (1994)

🏆🥊Charles (Wrestler) Wright -- is 61 in the year 2022 and 62 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1961 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: ring names: Sir Charles, Papa Shango, Kama, Kama Mustafa, The Godfather, and The Goodfather

🎵🎸Krist Novoselic -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1965
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Nirvana

🏆🏈Thurman Thomas -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1966
Hall of Famer, NFL Halfback
Misc: 5x Pro Bowl, 4x AFC champ, NFL Player of Year (1991); in the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Buffalo Bills (1988-1999), Miami Dolphins (2000)

🎭🎵Janet Jackson -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actress, Dancer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; MN:Damita; of the Jackson Family; James DeBarge's ex-
Book Titles: True You
Song Titles: What Have You Done for Me Lately, Nasty, When I Think of You, Control, Let's Wait Awhile, The Pleasure Principle, Miss You Much, Diamonds (with Herb Alpert), Rhythm Nation, Escape, Alright, Black Cat, Love Will Never Do (Without You), That's The Way Love Goes, If, Again, Any Time Any Place, You Want This, Runaway, Together Again, I Get Lonely, Doesn't Really Matter, All For You
Album Titles: Control, Rhythm Nation 1814, janet, The Velvet Rope, All For You, Damita Jo, 20 Y.O., Discipline, Unbreakable
Video Titles: Control -The Videos, Control -The Videos Part II, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, The Rhythm Nation Compilation, janet: The Videos, Design of a Decade, The Velvet Rope Tour -Live in Concert, Janet: Live in Hawaii
TV Shows: Good Times (as Penny Gordon Woods), A New Kind of Family, Diff'rent Strokes (as Charlene DuPree), Fame (as Cleo Hewitt)
Movie Titles: Poetic Justice, The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

🏆🎾Gabriella Sabatini -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.5/16/1970
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Argentine

🏆⚽Wilf Mannion -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1918 d.4/14/2000 (81)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: inside forward

🏆🏁🏊Bill Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1924 N.S. d.2/8/2013 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

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🏆🏁🏊Novák Ilona -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1925 N.S. d.3/14/2019 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

🏆🎳Lorraine Stitzlein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1928 d.11/30/2012 (84)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: NN: The First Lady of the PBA

🏆🥊Buddy Roberts -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1947 N.S. d.11/26/2012 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Dale Hey

🏆🏈Jim Langer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1948 N.S. d.8/29/2019 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Misc: Super Bowls VI, VII, VIII
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins (1970-1979), Minnesota Vikings (1980-1981)

🏆⚾William "Candy" Cummings -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/18/1848 N.S. d.5/16/1924 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: creator of the curve ball; presidet of International Association for Professional Baseball Players
Sports Teams: Excelisior of Brooklyn, Star of Brooklyn, New York Mutuals, Baltimore Canaries, Philadelphia White Stockings, Hartford Dark Blues, Cincinnatti Reds

🏆🎳William Knox -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1887 d.5/16/1944 (57)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: rolled the first 300 game in ABC Tournament history in 1913.

🏆🏒Dick Irvin -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/19/1892 d.5/16/1957 (64)
Hall of Famer, NHL Coach, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1916-1929, won 4 Stanley Cups
Sports Teams: Portland Rosebuds, Regina Capitals, Chicago Black Hawks

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

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🏆🏒"Barney" Stanley -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1893 d.5/16/1971 (77)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: played 1911-1929
Sports Teams: Vancouver Millionaires, Calgary Tigers, Regina Capitals, Edmonton Eskimos, Chicago Black Hawks

🏆🎳Billy Welu -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1932 d.5/16/1974 (41)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏁John Marcum -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1913 d.5/16/1981
Hall of Famer, Auto Racer
Misc: co-founder of ARCA and a NASCAR official.

🏆🥊Fritzie Zivic -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1913 d.5/16/1984 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎭Jim Henson -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1936 N.S. d.5/16/1990 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Producer, Puppeteer
Names/Places: b. in Greenville, MS; RFMN:James Maury
Misc: The Muppets mastermind; 1950s TV variety shows
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as voice of Ernie, Kermit the Frog, and other characters), The Muppets (as the voice of Kermit the Frog, The Swedish Chef, Capt. Link Heartthrob, Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, and others), Saturday Night Live (1975-76)

⛪🎭🎵Sammy Davis Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1925 N.S. d.5/16/1990 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Judaism convert, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Impressionist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: lounge, records, films, theater, & television
Song Titles: Baretta (theme), The Candyman
TV Shows: Sammy Davis Jr. Show

✍⚖🏆🏌🎾Mark McCormack -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/6/1930 d.5/16/2003 (72)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Attorney/Lawyer, Golfer, Tennis Player
Misc: Sports marketing agent; founder and CEO of International Management Group, the sports management conglomerate; he is in both the Gold and Tennis Hall of Fames; represented many top golfers; the developer of golf's first world ranking system, adapted into today's Official World Golf Ranking.

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