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 ..
1925 – Born April 9, in St. Louis, Missouri. Played as a goalkeeper for the US National Teams. 1948 – 1950 – He won U.S. Open Cup medals. 1955 – He was appointed as the Most Valuable Player by the Missouri Soccer Commission 1976 – He was included in the National Soccer ..