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Budge, John Donald

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2000 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Tennis Player

1915 – Born on June 13th in Oakland, California. American tennis player, whose all-around game made him the leading player in his sport.

1930 – He won his first California junior title.

1935 – Don Budge had begun to hit his full stride as a totally dominating tennis player.

1938 – Don Budge won the Australian championship, the French championship, Wimbledon, and the United States championship.

         – The first amateur player to win the four major tennis events (Australia, France, Great Britain and United States) in a single year.

1939 – He turned into a professional tennis player, he proved to be almost unbeatable, taking various national titles and helping to secure several Davis Cups.

1940 – He won the U.S. professional title.

1941 – Married to Diadre Conselman on May 26th.

         – Served in the US Army in World War II, after which he played exhibition matches around the world.

1964 – Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

2000 – Died of cardiac arrest on January 26th in Scranton, Pennsylvania.