1956 – Tom Pridemore (L. Thomas Pridemore), born in Oak Hill, West Virginia on the 29th of April. He is a former defensive back who played eight seasons the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons. He later was a member of the West Virginia Legislature. 1974 – A West Virginia State High School hurdles winner. 1975 ..
1934 – An American Basketball player was born on the 25th day of April this year. He stands 6’1” and played as guard at Canisius College. 1956 – He was selected by the Rochester Royals in this year’s NBA Draft. He played a total of six seasons in the NBA — two for the Royals, ..
1863 – Born in Cornwall – UK 1880 – He was a blacksmith 1897 – Fitzsimmons challenged for the world’s Heavyweight title. On March 17 of that year he became World Heavyweight champion, knocking out Jim Corbett in round 14. This constituted a remarkable achievement, as Corbett, a skilled boxer, weighed a stone ..
American football defensive tackle 1925 – Born- June 5th – Bronx, NY -He is the son of Arthur Donovan, a famed boxing referee, and the grandson of Professor Mike Donovan, the world middleweight boxing champion in the 1870’s. 1941 – High School- Mount St. Michael’s High School, Bronx, NY 1942-43 ..
American Boxer 1878 – Born in Galveston, Texas, USA on the 31st of March. 1908 – 1915 – The first Black American World Champion. 1908 – He defeated the Canadian Tommy Burns at Sydney. His win provoked violent racial prejudice, and a ‘Great White Hope’ was sought to ..
1875 – born – April 15th, in Carroll, Ohio, USA. He received his nickname because he worked in a boiler factory. He trained as sparring partner to ‘Gentleman’ Jim Corbett. 1899 – Won the world heavyweight championship by knocking out Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 rounds. Jeffries stood 6 ft 3 in tall and ..
1968 – Born February 3 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. – Retired professional ice hockey defenseman. 1985-1991 – Played with Sparta Praha and Dukla Jihlava. – He competed at the 1986 European Junior Championships and was selected to the tournament all-star team. – Chosen 77th overall in ..
World Heavy weight Boxing Champion- 1915-1919 Born- 1881 in St. Clere, Kansas in rural Pottawatomie County A working cowboy. He did not begin boxing until he was 28 years old. 1909-1910- Despite his late start, Jess Willard proved successful as a boxer, defeating top-ranked opponents to earn a chance to fight for ..
1995 – Won two matches in World Championship Wrestling against Mr. JL and Disco Inferno. 1997 – Created a violent match at at ECW’s Born To Be Wired event. 2000-2001 – Had a successful run in California’s XPW that brought him back into the national spotlight after being sued by Paul Heyman for breach of ..
1977 – Born April 23rd, in West Newbury, Massachusetts. An American professional wrestler who wrestles on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in which he is the reigning WWE Champion. 2000 – Started training to become a wrestler at Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) and where the character The Prototype was known. ..