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

Last Updated 06-11-2022

🏆🎳Glenn Allison -- is 92 in the year 2022 and 93 in the year 2023; b.5/22/1930
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Names/Places: aka Mr. 900
Misc: won four titles and 10 other top 10 finishes.

🏆🏒John Edward Mayasich -- is 89 in the year 2022 and 90 in the year 2023; b.5/22/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆⚾Tommy John -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.5/22/1943
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: 4x All-Star
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians (1963-1964), Chicago White Sox (1965-1971), Los Angeles Dodgers (1972-1974, 1976-1978), New York Yankees (1979-1982), California Angels (1982-1985), Oakland Athletics (1985), New York Yankees (1986-1989)

🏆🏈Dave Rimmington -- is 62 in the year 2022 and 63 in the year 2023; b.5/22/1960 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NFL Center
Misc: in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Nebraska, Cincinnati Bengals (1983-1987), Philadelphia Eagles (1988-1989)

🏆🥊Gama Pahalwan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1878 N.S. d.5/23/1960 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, India
Names/Places: aka The "Great Gama" and Ghulam Muhammad

🏆🏒Tommy Phillips -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1883 d.11/30/1923 (40)
Hall of Famer, NHL Left Wing, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1901-1912
Sports Teams: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Edmonton Professionals, Ottawa Hockey Club (ECAHA), Kenora Thistles (MHL)

🎵Ralph Sylvester Peer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1892 N.S. d.1/19/1960 N.S. (67)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Music Producer
Misc: famous country music publisher and talent Scout

🏆⚾Al Simmons -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1902 d.5/26/1956 (54)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Bucketfoot Al
Misc: AL had lifetime .334 batting avg
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1924-1932), Chicago White Sox (1933-1935), Detroit Tigers (1936), Washington Senators (1937-1938), Boston Braves (1939), Cincinnati Reds (1939), Philadelphia Athletics (1940-1941), Boston Red Sox (1943), Philadelphia Athletics (1944)

🏆⚽Arnold Oliver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1907 d.10/16/1993 (86)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆🏌Horton Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1908 d.10/15/1963 (55)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: PGA President

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🎭Quinn Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1922 d.9/5/1987 (65)
Hall of Famer, TV Producer
TV Shows: The Fugitive, Barnaby Jones, Streets of San Francisco, Cannon

🏆🥊Don Curtis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1927 d.3/6/2008 (80)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Don Beitelman

🏆🏀Sue Gunter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1939 N.S. d.8/4/2005 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: Middle Tennessee State University (1962-1964), Stephen F. Austin State University (1964-1980), Louisiana State University (1982-2004)

🏆🏈Mick Tingelhoff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1940 N.S. d.9/11/2021 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: All-Pro team: [1964, 65, 66, 67, 68, 68], 6x Pro Bowl, 5x AP First Team; Vikings #53 retired
Sports Teams: Minnesota Vikings (1962-1978)

🏆🏀Roger William Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1942 d.3/4/1997 (54)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Figure
Misc: played in the ABA, 3x ABA champ; Pacers #35 retired
Sports Teams: NN:The Rajah; Indiana Pacers (1967-1974, 1975), Memphis Sounds (1974), Utah Stars (1974-1975)

🎵Calvin Simon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1942 N.S. d.1/6/2022 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Parliament, Funkadelic

🏆⚽George Best -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1946 d.11/25/2005 (59)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Northern Ireland

🏆⚽Howard Kendall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1946 d.10/17/2015 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Soccer Manager, English
Misc: midfielder and manager

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🏆🏁🏊Charles Claude Cavill -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1870 N.S. d.5/22/1897 N.S. (26)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Australian

🏆🏌Willie Park Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/4/1864 d.5/22/1925 (61)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, Scottish

🏆⚾Charles "Chief" Bender -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1884 N.S. d.5/22/1954 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RFN:Charles Albert
Misc: 3x World Series champ, AL pennant winner; the only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame.
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1903-1914), Baltimore Terrapins (1915), Philadelphia Phillies (1916-1917), Chicago White Sox (1925)

🏆⚾Robert "Lefty" Grove -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1900 d.5/22/1975 (75)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: RN:Robert Moses
Misc: AL MVP 1931; Won 300 AL games; 20-game winner 8X's; 6x All-Star, 2x World Series champ, 2x Triple Crown, 4x AL wins leader, 9x AL ERA leader, 7x AL strikeout leader
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1925-1933), Boston Red Sox (1934-1941)

🏆🥊George Zaharis -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1908 N.S. d.5/22/1984 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Theodore Vetoyanis

🎖🏆🏌⚽🏒James Gentle -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1904 d.5/22/1986 (81)
Hall of Famer, Soldier, Golfer, Soccer Player, Hockey Figure
Misc: in the National Soccer Hall of Fame

🎭🏆🥊Rocky Graziano -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1919 d.5/22/1990 (71)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Panelist, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:Da Rock; RN:Thomas Rocco Barbella
Misc: World middleweight champ 1940s; some sources give Dec 31, 1921, Jan 1, 1922, and June 7, 1922
TV Shows: Pantotime Quiz (panelist)

🏆⚽Stanley Harding "Stan" Mortensen -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1921 N.S. d.5/22/1991 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🎭Robert W. Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1937 d.5/22/1998 (60)
Hall of Famer, Radio Broadcaster

🏆🏀Marques Haynes -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1926 d.5/22/2015 (88)
Hall of Famer, NBA Guard
Misc: "The World's Greatest Dribbler," Hall of Fame Harlem Globetrotters' ace.
Sports Teams: Harlem Globetrotters

🏆🏀Jerry Sloan -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1942 N.S. d.5/22/2020 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player
Names/Places: RN: Gerald Eugene Sloan
Sports Teams: Baltimore Bullets (player 1965-1966), Chicago Bulls (player 1966-1976, coach 1978-1982), Utah Jazz (coach 1985-2011)

🏆🎾Ashley J. Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1936 N.S. d.5/22/2020 N.S. (83)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian
Misc: US Open 1957

🎭🏆⚾🏈🏁🏃Jim Thorpe -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.5/28/1887 N.S. or 5/22/1887 N.S. d.3/28/1953 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Player, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Coach, Runner, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Prague, OK; a twin; FN:James Francis
Misc: football All-America 1911, 1912; won pentathlon & decathlon, '12 Olympics; was the first NFL president; the greatest American athlete of the half-century; in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (player 1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1926; coach 1915-1920), Cleveland Indians (player and coach 1921), Oorang Indians (player 1922-1923), Rock Island Independents (player 1924, 1925), New York Giants (player 1925), Tampa Cardinals (player 1926), Chicago Cardinals (player 1928), Indiana University Bloomington (coach 1915), Oorang Indians (coach 1922-1923), Tampa Cardinals (coach 1926)

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