Jerry Vale

Death of Famed Italian Singer

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2014) – Jerry Vale, a Bronx native who was a famed Italian singer and performer, passed away Sunday, May 18th in his California home. He was 83 years old. The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) sends its deepest condolences to the entire Vale family. Vale has supported the […]

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Historic Reunion Between A Man and His Car

    Chicago, IL (May 9, 2014) –   Twelve years after his first and only Indianapolis 500 victory in 1969, and still in the midst of his racing career, legendary race car driver Mario Andretti was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) with the Class of 1981. Today, still […]

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2013 NIASHF Inductee “Mr. Everything” passes away, age 83

Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Chicago, IL (March 26, 2014) – Francis “Hank” Lauricella, a native of Harahan in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, who flourished during one of the most prominent stretches in University of Tennessee Football history, died Tuesday, March 25, at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, La. He was 83. An inductee with […]

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National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Congratulates Longtime Friend and Supporter Muhammad Ali on the 50th Anniversary of His Historic Achievement

  Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Chicago, IL (February 24, 2014) – February 25 marks the 50th anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s historic victory over Sonny Liston to become the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) not only recognizes Ali for his extraordinary accomplishment, they thank him for […]

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