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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 22

Last Updated 06-02-2024

🏆🎳Glenn Allison -- is 94 in the year 2024 and 95 in the year 2025; 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 91 in the year 2024 and 92 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1933 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆⚾Tommy John -- is 81 in the year 2024 and 82 in the year 2025; 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)

🏆🏒Rich Preston -- is 72 in the year 2024 and 73 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1952
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏀David Blatt -- is 65 in the year 2024 and 66 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1959 N.S.
NBA Coach, College Basketball Player, Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete

🏆🏈Dave Rimmington -- is 64 in the year 2024 and 65 in the year 2025; 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)

🏆🏌Andrew Mayer -- is 62 in the year 2024 and 63 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1962
Golfer, French

🏆🏀Donald Royal -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1966
NBA Player

🏆⚾José Mesa -- is 58 in the year 2024 and 59 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1966
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

🏆🏀Randy Brown -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1968
NBA Coach, NBA Guard

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🏆⚾Alan Levine -- is 56 in the year 2024 and 57 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1968
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏈Marcus Dowdell -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1970
NFL Player

🎭🎵🏆Naomi Campbell -- is 54 in the year 2024 and 55 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1970
Actress, Producer (m), Dancer (m), Pop Singer, Model, English
Names/Places: b. in London
TV Shows: The Face (producer), Empire

🏆🏈Corey Croom -- is 53 in the year 2024 and 54 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1971
NFL Runningback

🎨🎭🏆Alison Eastwood -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1972
Fashion Designer (m), Actress, Producer/Director (m), Model
Names/Places: Maggie & Clint's daughter
Movie Titles: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Tightrope, Absolute Power, Poolhall Junkies

🏆🏈Mike Hollis -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1972
NFL Player

🏆🏈Rich Owens -- is 52 in the year 2024 and 53 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1972
NFL Player

🏆⚾Julián Tavárez -- is 51 in the year 2024 and 52 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1973
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

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🏆🏒Andrei Nazarov -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1974
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Soviet

🏆⚾John Bale -- is 50 in the year 2024 and 51 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1974
MLB Pitcher

🏆Katie Price -- is 46 in the year 2024 and 47 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1978 N.S.
Model, English

🎭🏆Maggie Q -- is 45 in the year 2024 and 46 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1979 N.S.
Actress, Producer (m), Model
Names/Places: RN: Denise Quigley
TV Shows: Nikita (as Nikita), Designated Survivor (as Hannah Wells)
Movie Titles: Insurgent, Live Free or Die Hard, Divergent, Mission Impossible III

🏆🥊Daniel Bryan -- is 43 in the year 2024 and 44 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1981 N.S.
Wrestler

🏆🏁⛸Apolo Anton Ohno -- is 42 in the year 2024 and 43 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1982 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Skater
Misc: Olympic gold medal speed skater

🏆⚽Carlos (Soccer) Valdés -- is 39 in the year 2024 and 40 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1985 N.S.
Soccer Player, Colombian

🏆🏈Julian Edelman -- is 38 in the year 2024 and 39 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1986 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: Super Bowl LIII MVP (2019)

🏆🎾Novak Djokovic -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1987 N.S.
Tennis Player, Serbian

🏆⚽Arturo Vidal -- is 37 in the year 2024 and 38 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1987 N.S.
Soccer Player, Chilean
Names/Places: NN: Il Guerriero (The Warrior)

🏆🥊Santana Garrett -- is 36 in the year 2024 and 37 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1988 N.S.
Wrestler

🏆⚾Corey Dickerson -- is 35 in the year 2024 and 36 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1989 N.S.
MLB Outfielder, American
Misc: Gold Glove 2018, All-Star

🏆Brittny Ward -- is 34 in the year 2024 and 35 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1990
Model, Playmate
Misc: January 2015

🏆Olivia Paige -- is 33 in the year 2024 and 34 in the year 2025; b.5/22/1991
Playmate
Misc: September 2010

🏆🥊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)

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🏆⚾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

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

🏆Laura Young -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1938 d.11/27/1999 (61)
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1962

🏆🏀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)

🏆🏀Larry Siegfried -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1939 d.10/5/2010 (71)
NBA Player
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics

🏆🏈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)

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🏆🏀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)

🏆⚽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

🏆⚾Vaughn Eshelman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/22/1969 N.S. d.7/24/2018 N.S. (49)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏁🏊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)

🏆🥊Oscar Bonavena -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/25/1942 d.5/22/1976 (33)
Boxer

🏆🥊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

🏆Leamon King -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1936 d.5/22/2001 (65)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1956)

🏆Mikhail Woronin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1945 N.S. d.5/22/2004 N.S. (59)
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: Olympic-2 gold/4 silver/bronze-1968

🏆🏈Kevin Hunt -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/29/1948 N.S. d.5/22/2015 N.S. (66)
NFL Player

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🏆🏀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

🏆🏁🏍Nicky Hayden -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1981 N.S. d.5/22/2017 N.S. (35)
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist
Names/Places: NN: The Kentucky Kid

🏆🏀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

🏆🏁🚲Robert Marchand -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/26/1911 N.S. d.5/22/2021 N.S. (109)
Bicyclist, French
Misc: he was the holder of the world record for cycling 100 km and for the distance cycled in one hour, in both the 100-105 and over-105 years old age categories.

🏆⚾Thomas Joseph "Joe" Beckwith -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1955 N.S. d.5/22/2021 N.S. (66)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏁🏊David Wilkie -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1954 N.S. d.5/22/2024 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Scottish
Names/Places: MN: Andrew
Misc: 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976); a member of the Scottish Sports and International Swimming Halls of Fame

🎭🏆⚾🏈🏁🏃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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