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

Last Updated 02-18-2021

🏆🏒Serge Savard -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.1/22/1946
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1966-1983
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets

🎵Teddy Wayne Gentry -- is 69 in the year 2021 and 70 in the year 2022; b.1/22/1952
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Ft. Wayne, AL
Group Names: Alabama

🏆🏁🏊Karen Patricia Moe -- is 68 in the year 2021 and 69 in the year 2022; b.1/22/1953 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Karen Patricia Moe Humphreys

🏆🏒Mike Bossy -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.1/22/1957
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Montreal
Misc: led the New York Islanders to 4 Stanley Cups; playoff MVP in 1982; scored 50 goals or more 9 straight years; 573 career goals.
Sports Teams: New York Islanders (possibly 1977-1987)

🏆🏈Charles R. White -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.1/22/1958
Hall of Famer, NFL Runningback, College Football Coach, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1979)
Sports Teams: University of Southern California (player 1970s, coach 1993-1997), Cleveland Browns (1980-1984), Los Angeles Rams (1985-1988)

🎵🎸Steven "Popcorn" Adler -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.1/22/1965
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Guns 'n Roses

🏆🏁🏊Ludwig Ernest Frank "Ludy" Langer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1893 N.S. d.7/5/1984 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🏀Fred Zollner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1901 N.S. d.6/21/1982 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Pro Basketball
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons (owner)

🏆⚽Dixie Dean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1907 d.3/1/1980 (73)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🏆🏁🏊Martha Norelius -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1909 N.S. d.9/25/1955 N.S. (46)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

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🏆🏒Bill Durnan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1916 d.10/31/1972 (56)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The greatest nearly forgotten player in the history of the NHL
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1944-1950)

🏆🏒Elmer Lach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1918 d.4/4/2015 (97)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1940-1954)

🏆⚽Alf Ramsey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1920 N.S. d.4/28/1999 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: footballer and manager of the English national football team from 1963-1974

⚛🏆🏁Phil Remington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1921 N.S. d.2/9/2013 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Engineer, Racing Figure
Misc: in the Motorsports Hall of Fame as a motorsports engineer

🎭Charles Alvin Lisanby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1924 d.8/23/2013 (89)
Hall of Famer, Entertainment Figure
Misc: Emmy-winning production designer who helped define scenic design in early color television.

🏆🏈Joe Perry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1927 d.4/25/2011 (84)
Hall of Famer, NFL Fullback
Names/Places: NN:The Jet
Misc: 3x Pro Bowl; 49ers #34 retired
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers (1948-1960, 1963), Baltimore Colts (1961-1962)

🏆🏈Lou Creekmur -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1927 d.7/5/2009 (82)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard, NFL Tackle
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1950-1959)

🎵Sam Cooke -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1931 N.S. d.12/11/1964 N.S. (33)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Gospel Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: b. in Clarksdale, MS; RFN:Samuel
Misc: some say d. Dec 10 or b. 1935
Group Names: The Soul Stirrers (lead), soloist
Song Titles: You Send Me, Wonderful World. Chain Gang, Twistin' The Night Away

🎵Addie "Micky" Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1940 d.6/10/1982 (42)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Shirelles

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🏆⚾Senichi Hoshino -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/22/1947 N.S. d.1/4/2018 N.S. (70)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Manager, Baseball Pitcher, Japanese
Misc: member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Chunichi Dragons (player, then manager), Hanshin Tigers, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

🏆⚾Louis Santop -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1890 d.1/22/1942 (52)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Figure
Misc: was an African-American baseball catcher in the Negro leagues. He became "one of the earliest superstars" and "black baseball's first legitimate home-run slugger" (Riley).

🏆🎾Henry W. Slocum -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1862 d.1/22/1949 (86)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: US Open 1888

🏆🎾Elisabeth Moore -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1876 d.1/22/1959 (82)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏁🏊🏄Duke Paoa Kahanamoku -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/24/1890 N.S. d.1/22/1968 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Surfer, Hawaiian
Names/Places: RN: Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku
Misc: 100-m swimmer, won Olympic gold 1912 & 1920; His many swimming records have since been broken, and Duke is now remembered primarily for popularizing surfing, but in his day he was the best swimmer the world had ever seen.

🏆🏁🏍Floyd Clymer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1895 N.S. d.1/22/1970 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Motorcyclist
Misc: a pioneer in the sport of motorcycling, was a racer, a motorcycle dealer and distributor, a magazine publisher, a racing promoter, an author, and a motorcycle manufacturer.

🏆🥊Pascual Pérez -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1926 d.1/22/1977 (50)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Argentine

🏆⚾Willie Wells -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/10/1906 d.1/22/1989 (82)
Hall of Famer, Baseball Shortstop
Names/Places: NN:The Devil
Misc: Negro League
Sports Teams: St. Louis Stars (1924-31), Detroit Wolves (1932), Homestead Grays (1932, 1937), Kansas City Monarchs (1932), Chicago American Giants (1929, 1933-35), Newark Eagles (1936-39, 1942, 1945), Birmingham Black Barons (1941), New York Black Yankees (1945-46), Baltimore Elite Giants (1946), Indianapolis Clowns (1947), Memphis Red Sox (1948), Veracruz (1940-41, 1944), Tampico (1943), Mexico City (1944), Newark Eagles (manager, 1942, 1945), Indianapolis Clowns (manager, 1947)

🏆🥊Billy (Boxer) Graham -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1922 d.1/22/1992 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏀James C. "Jim" Pollard -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1922 d.1/22/1993 (70)
Hall of Famer, NBA Forward, College Basketball Player
Names/Places: NN:Jumpin' Jim
Misc: 5x NBA champ, 4x NBA All-Star, college star at Stanford, high leaping star forward for the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1950s, helped them win multiple championships.
Sports Teams: Stanford University, Minneapolis Lakers (1947-1955)

🏆🥊Giacomo Costa -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1919 d.1/22/2000 (80)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Al Costello, NN: The Man of A Thousand Holds

🎵Henry R. "Hank" Cosby -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/12/1928 N.S. d.1/22/2002 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Arranger, Songwriter, Musician
Misc: he worked for Motown Records during the company's early and formative years in Detroit

🏆🏈Joe Paterno -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1926 d.1/22/2012 (85)
Hall of Famer, Outlaw, College Football Coach
Misc: has coached Penn State to 2 national titles (1982,86)
Sports Teams: Penn State (asst. coach 1950-1965), Penn State (coach 1966-2011)

🏆⚽Jimmy Armfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1935 d.1/22/2018 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Soccer Player, English
Misc: CBE, DL; right back and manager

🏆⚾Henry Louis "Hammerin Hank" Aaron -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1934 N.S. d.1/22/2021 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Mobile, Alabama
Misc: 25x All-Star (1955-1975), NL MVP 1957, 3x Gold Glove, 4x Home Run Leader and RBI Leader; Braves #44 and Brewers #44 retired; baseball's greatest slugger; Hank broke Babe Ruth's home run record of 714; led NL in HRs and RBI 4 times each and batting twice with Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves; played in 24 All-Star Games, all-time leader in HRs (755) and RBI (2,297), 3rd in hits (3,771), career 6,856 total bases; executive with the Braves and TBS, Inc.
Sports Teams: Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1954-1974), Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976)

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