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Champ - Notable Historical Events

Babe RuthJun 10, 1921

Ty CobbOct 4, 1925

Bronko NagurskiJun 23, 1939

Bobby RiggsNov 26, 1941

Joe LouisOct 1, 1945

Ben HoganFeb 2, 1949

Ezzard CharlesSep 27, 1950

Archie MooreSep 21, 1955

Rocky MarcianoApr 27, 1956

Sugar Ray RobinsonMar 25, 1958

Kathy WhitworthOct 5, 1980

Donna CaponiOct 4, 1981

Hulk HoganJan 23, 1984

Wayne GretzkyApr 9, 1987

Steffi GrafJun 21, 1994

Jana NovotnaNov 23, 1997

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Champ - Historical Events
Date Event
1791-07-17

Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.

1870-05-10

Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch

1888-03-10

HW Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds

1888-12-22

Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain

1890-06-27

George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)

1903-07-02

AL/NL batting champ Ed Delahanty, disappears, found dead days later

1905-05-19

Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ

1910-03-25

Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ

1921-06-10

Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)

1921-08-07

Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter

1922-04-29

1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)

1922-09-17

Bicyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ

1925-10-04

Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

1933-12-17

NFL starts official stats as Bears beat Giants 23-21 in champ game

1934-06-14

Max Baer KO's Primo Carnera in 11 for HW box champ in Long Island City

1935-06-27

Danno O'Mahoney beats Jim Londos in Boston, to become wrestling champ

1935-06-30

Danno O'Mahoney beats Ed George in Boston, to become wrestling champ

1935-12-15

Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Alekhine

1936-06-26

Everett Marshall beats Ali Baba in Columbus, to become wrestling champ

1937-11-02

AL batting champ Charlie Gehringer wins MVP

1937-12-29

Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

1938-02-11

Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to become wrestling champ

1938-11-01

NL batting champ Ernie Lombardi is named MVP

1939-02-23

Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

1939-06-23

Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ

1940-03-07

Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

1941-03-11

Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ

1941-06-05

Sandor Szabo beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

1941-09-29

Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade

1941-11-26

Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro

1942-02-19

Bill Longson beats Managoff & Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ

1942-09-20

Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m

1942-10-07

Yvon Robert beats Bill Longson in Montreal, to become wrestling champ

1942-11-27

Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston, to become wrestling champ

1945-10-01

Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1946-04-13

Eddie Klepp, a white pitcher signed by defending Negro League champ Cleveland Buckeyes, is barred from field in Birmingham Alabama

1947-02-21

Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ

1947-04-25

Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

1947-06-12

Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win Brit Women's Amateur Golf Champ

1947-11-21

Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

1948-07-20

Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ

1949-02-02

Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident

1949-03-01

Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

1950-09-27

Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.

1952-02-29

Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA

1954-07-20

Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident

1955-09-21

Heavyweight champ Rocky Mariano KOs Archie Moore in round 9

1955-09-25

Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ

1956-03-15

Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champ

1956-04-27

Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

1956-11-09

Lou Thesz beats Whipper Billy Watson in St Louis, to become NWA champ

1957-03-03

Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colo Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)

1957-03-03

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss (US)

1957-06-14

Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz, to become NWA wrestling champ

1957-11-14

Dick Hutton beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ

1958-03-25

Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

1958-06-28

Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden

1958-08-18

Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1958-11-06

Wilber Snyder beats V Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

1959-01-09

Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St Louis, to become NWA champ

1959-06-01

2-time champ Monterrey Mexico barred from 1959 Little League competition for using players outside predetermined geographical area

1959-08-19

Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

1960-02-26

Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

1961-02-19

Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater

1961-06-30

Buddy Rogers beats Pat O'Conner in Chicago, to become NWA champ

1961-07-11

Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1961-08-08

Verne Gagne beats Gene Kiniski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1962-01-09

Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ

1962-08-21

Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ

1963-01-24

Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ

1963-02-15

1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)

1963-05-07

Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ

1963-05-17

Bruno Sammartino beats Buddy Rogers in NY, to become WWF champ

1963-07-09

Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1963-07-20

Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1963-07-27

Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1963-08-08

Verne Gagne beats Fritz Von Erich in Amarillo, to become NWA champ

1963-11-28

Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ

1963-12-14

Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1964-05-02

Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1964-05-16

Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1964-10-20

Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1965-03-01

Australia suspends champ swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct

1965-05-15

Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1965-05-22

Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1965-08-21

The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ

1965-11-12

Mad Dog Vachon beats Crusher in Denver, to become NWA champ

1966-01-07

Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA champ

1966-11-12

Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1966-11-19

Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1967-01-29

Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ

1967-02-12

Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater

1967-02-26

Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ

1967-07-30

Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ

1968-03-02

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Geneva won by Peggy Fleming (US)

1968-08-17

Dick Beyers (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne, to become NWA champ

1968-08-31

Verne Gagne beats Dick Beyers (Dr X) in Minn, to become NWA champ

1969-02-11

Dorey Funk Jr beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champ

1970-03-07

Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)

1971-01-18

Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ

1971-02-08

Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ

1971-11-23

Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement

1972-01-16

Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ

1972-01-23

Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champ

1972-02-20

Ard Schenk becomes world champ skater

1973-03-24

Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ

1973-07-20

Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ

1973-12-01

Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ

1973-12-09

Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ

1974-02-24

Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champ all-round skater

1974-12-02

Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champ

1974-12-09

Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ

1975-11-08

Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ

1975-12-10

Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ

1976-03-06

Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill

1976-06-20

Czechoslovakia becomes European soccer champ

1976-12-19

Jo Ann Washam/Chi Chi Rodriguez wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Champ

1977-02-06

Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ

1977-04-30

Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ

1978-02-20

Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ

1978-09-03

Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5)

1979-03-17

Men's Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR)

1979-03-17

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Vienna won by Linda Fratianne

1980-03-14

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch

1980-04-21

9th Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Gareau of Can in 2:34:28 Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champ she hadn't run entire course

1980-10-05

Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

1981-03-05

Ice Pairs Champ at Hartford won by Irina Vorobieva & I Lisovski (URS)

1981-03-06

Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champ in Hartford won by Denise Biellmann

1981-10-04

Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

1983-01-02

Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

1983-01-30

Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ

1983-02-20

Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling

1983-03-11

Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)

1984-01-23

Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik to become WWF champ

1984-10-21

Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ

1985-02-16

Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ

1986-01-26

Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ

1986-12-12

James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in Madison Square Garden

1987-01-02

Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ

1987-03-14

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt

1987-04-09

For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) in a Stanley Cup game and passes Jean Beliveau as all time playoff scoring champ

1987-12-19

Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ

1989-03-19

Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)

1990-01-01

Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ

1990-01-31

Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ

1990-12-03

NL batting champ Willie McGee signs as a free agent with SF Giants

1991-03-16

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi

1991-11-27

Undertaker beats Hulk Hogan to become new WWF champ

1992-01-19

Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble

1992-01-19

Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ

1993-03-14

Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)

1993-06-13

YokoZuna beats Hulk Hogan to become WWF champ

1994-01-23

Bernie Kosar is 2nd QB to throw TD passes in AFC & NFC Champ games

1994-06-21

Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)

1994-08-31

Pentium computer beats world chess champ Gari Kasparov

1995-03-12

Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Birmingham won by Chen Lu (CHN)

1997-11-23

Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

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Champ - Notable Birthdays

Elizabeth RyanFeb 5, 1891

Archie MooreDec 13, 1913

Jersey JoeJan 31, 1914

Stan MusialNov 21, 1920

Jake LaMottaJul 10, 1921

Roger MarisSep 10, 1934

Floyd PattersonJan 4, 1935

Mickey WrightFeb 14, 1935

ashley j cooperSep 15, 1936

Joe FrazierJan 12, 1944

George ForemanJan 10, 1949

Larry HolmesNov 3, 1949

Guillermo VilasAug 17, 1952

Leon SpinksJul 11, 1953

Bjorn BorgJun 6, 1956

Sherri TurnerOct 4, 1956

Frank BrunoNov 16, 1961

Evander HolyfieldOct 19, 1962

Lennox LewisSep 2, 1965

Mike TysonJun 30, 1966

Riddick BoweAug 10, 1967

Michael MoorerNov 12, 1967

Pete SamprasAug 12, 1971

Champ - Birthdays
Date Event
1850-03-07

Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921)

1858-10-15

John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)

1861-10-26

Richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881)

1862-05-28

Henry W Slocum Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1888)

1866-03-24

Jack McAuliffe, US lightweight boxing champ, hall of famer

1868-10-07

Fred H Hovey, tennis champ (US Open-1895)

1871-02-25

Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)

1872-12-30

William A Larned, tennis champ (US Open-1901)

1873-09-20

Robert D Wrenn, tennis champ (US Open - 1893)

1875-10-08

Hugh L Doherty, tennis champ (US Open-1903)

1876-03-04

Léon-Paul Fargue, Au champ de vapeur

1877-03-05

Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)

1878-03-31

Jack Johnson,1st black heavyweight boxing champ (1908-1915)

1878-11-23

Holcombe Ward, tennis champ (US Open-1904)

1879-12-19

Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905)

1881-02-02

Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)

1887-09-14

Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel, HW boxing champ (1908-10)

1889-04-18

John Kilbane, US, featherweight boxing champ (1912-23)

1890-01-07

Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)

1891-01-29

R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)

1891-02-05

Elizabeth Ryan, Anaheim California, doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)

1891-10-13

Irene Rich, [Luther], Buffalo NY, actress (Beau Brummell, Champ)

1892-10-19

Alexander A Alekhine, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)

1893-11-03

R Lindley Murray, tennis champ (US Open-1918)

1893-11-14

Piet Moeskops, Dutch world champ cyclist (1921-24, 26)

1894-11-02

William Johnston, tennis champ (US Open-1915)

1895-02-27

Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys)

1896-04-07

Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25)

1898-08-13

Jean Borota, France, tennis champ (35 Wimbledons between 1922-64)

1900-10-16

[Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)

1901-04-15

Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)

1901-07-13

Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)

1901-11-17

Joyce Wethered, Surrey England, golfer (4 time British Amateur champ)

1901-12-14

Henri Cochet, tennis champ (US Open-1928)

1903-06-20

Glenna Collett Vare, RI, Natl Am Golf champ (1922, 25, 28-30, 35)

1903-10-01

"Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC, light-heavyweight box champ (1932-34)

1904-09-06

Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC, light heavyweight boxing champ (1930-34)

1904-12-08

Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)

1905-09-28

Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)

1906-02-04

Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)

1906-02-16

Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)

1906-04-16

Marion Lloyd Vince, Brooklyn New York, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31)

1906-10-16

George Martin Lott Jr, tennis champ (1931 US Open runner-up)

1907-02-21

Ralph Gambina, The Champ

1907-09-26

Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, European Boxing Champ (Oly-silver-1928)

1908-06-12

Murray Wood, Ben the Champ

1908-08-06

Helen Hull Jacobs, Berkley California, US tennis champ (1932-35)

1908-12-07

John H Doeg, tennis champ (US Open-1930)

1909-02-07

Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]

1909-02-11

Max Baer, Omaha, Nebraska, American heavyweight boxing champ (1934-35)

1909-02-17

Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]

1909-12-23

Barney Ross, NYC, Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934)

1911-9-06

Harry Danning, Joe Palooka, Champ

1913-08-14

Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)

1913-12-13

Archie Moore, Benoit, Mississippi, light-heavyweight boxing champ (1952-60), (d. 1998)

1914-01-31

Jersey Joe Walcott, Merchantville New Jersey, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)

1914-03-10

Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)

1914-12-31

Arletta Duncan, The Fighting Champ

1915-02-22

Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)

1915-03-24

Gorgeous George, Alias the Champ

1916-01-31

Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)

1916-07-02

Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, Joe Palooka, Champ

1918-01-04

Bobby Manogoff, Alias the Champ

1918-04-30

W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940)

1918-08-01

T.J. Jemison, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson

1918-09-04

William Talbert, tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)

1919-01-01

Rocky Graziano, New York City, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover)

1919-02-17

Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)

1919-08-06

Pauline Betz Addie, Dayton Ohio, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946)

1920-03-03

Julius Boros, golfer (PGA Champ 1968, US Open 1952, 63)

1920-11-21

Stan Musial, Donora Pennsylvania, MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)

1921-05-04

Christine Smith, Tomboy and the Champ

1921-07-10

Jake LaMotta, Bronx New York, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull)

1921-07-20

Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)

1921-10-15

Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55)

1921-11-09

Matt Baranski, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson

1922-03-08

Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)

1922-04-28

Iser J Koepermann, Russian/US world checkers champ (1958-68, 75-76)

1922-05-13

Jesse Scott, The Champ

1922-06-24

Lars Hensen, The Champ

1922-9-15

Jackie Cooper, The Champ

1923-03-11

A Louise Brough Clapp, Oklahoma, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)

1923-07-05

John McKay, WV, football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ)

1924-10-24

Piet Roozenburg, World champ checker player (1948 . . 55)

1925-04-06

Arthur D Larsen, tennis champ (US Open-1950)

1925-07-07

Wally Phillips, Tomboy and the Champ

1927-10-25

Franklin "Bud" Held, javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55)

1927-10-29

Frank A Sedgman, tennis champ (US Open-1951)

1929-02-15

Graham Hill, London, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ)

1930-08-16

Marion A Trabert, tennis champ (US Open-1953)

1931-07-23

Viktor Korchnoi, chess champ

1932-09-22

Ingemar Johansson, Sweden, world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)

1933-10-03

Neale A Fraser, tennis champ (US Open-1959)

1934-09-10

Roger Maris, Hibbing, Minnesota, Yankee, HR champ (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961), (d. 1985)

1935-01-04

Floyd Patterson, Waco North Carolina, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)

1935-02-14

[Mary] Mickey Wright, San Diego California, LPGA golfer (4 times LPGA champ)

1935-03-05

Malcolm J Anderson, tennis champ (US Open-1957)

1935-10-22

Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)

1935-11-05

Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)

1936-03-03

Jim Clark, Formula 1 racer (1963 champ)

1936-04-02

Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (world champ 1966)

1936-05-09

Terry Downes, middleweight boxing champ (1961-62)

1936-09-15

ashley j cooper, Melbourne Victoria, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957)

1937-04-12

Raymond Ceulemans, Belgian world champ billiards player

1938-04-27

Earl Anthony, bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3)

1938-06-09

Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)

1938-09-15

Rafael H Osuna, tennis champ (US Open - 1963)

1938-10-08

Frederick S Stolle, tennis champ (US Open-1966)

1938-12-31

Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ), (d. 2013)

1940-02-24

Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70)

1940-03-01

David Broome, Show Jumper (world champ-1970)

1940-03-19

Levi Forte, The Champ

1940-06-19

Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, drag racer (1st woman Top Fuel champ)

1940-07-20

Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)

1940-08-29

Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic-gold-1972)

1941-05-03

Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)

1943-10-04

Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ

1943-11-21

Larry Mahan, Oregon, rodeo champ (1967-70)

1944-01-12

Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

1944-02-20

Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)

1944-06-05

Chris Finnegan, UK, middleweight boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1968)

1945-06-04

Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, Mickey Thompson off-road champ (1983, 84, 90)

1945-08-09

Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ/TV panelist (Gong Show)

1946-06-15

Champ Summers, Game 4

1946-12-14

Stan Smith, Pasadena, California, American tennis champ (Wimbledon 1972, US Open-1971)

1947-08-26

Candy Moore, Maplewood NJ, actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ)

1948-05-09

John Drayton Mahaffey, Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champ)

1948-06-15

Champ Summers, baseball player

1948-08-18

Rudy Hartono Kurniawan, Indonesia, All-England tennis champ

1949-01-10

George Foreman, Marshall Texas, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)

1949-02-06

Manuel Orantes, tennis champ (US Open-1975)

1949-02-22

Nikki Lauda, Austria, formula 1 auto racer (world champ 1975, 77, 84)

1949-03-18

Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2X world-champ)

1949-11-03

Larry Holmes, Cuthbert Georgia, heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85)

1950-03-13

Joe Bugner, Hungarian/British/Australian boxer (European Champ 1971)

1951-01-12

Bill Madlock, 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)

1952-04-12

Alexis Arguello, Managua Nicaragua, featherweight boxer (1974 champ)

1952-05-23

"Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)

1952-08-17

Guillermo Vilas, Argentina, tennis champ (US Open-1977)

1952-08-17

Nelson Piquet, auto racer, 3-time Formula One champ (1981, '83, '87)

1953-07-11

Leon Spinks, St. Louis Missouri, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)

1955-11-22

Sue Novara-Reber, Flint Mich, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ)

1956-05-04

Kevin Rooney, Mike Tyson: Fallen Champ

1956-06-06

Bjorn Borg, Sodertlage Sweden, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1976-79)

1956-07-20

Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)

1956-10-04

Sherri Turner, Greenville South Carolina, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ)

1956-10-08

Scott Michael Pellaton, barefoot water ski champ

1957-03-30

Georges-Marc Benamou, Le promeneur du champ de Mars

1957-08-20

Scott Ayakatubby, beach volleyball champ

1957-09-11

Jeffrey George Sluman, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (1988 PGA Champ)

1957-09-21

Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)

1957-11-10

Jodi Anderson, Chicago Ill, US long jump champ (1978-81)

1958-06-15

Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)

1958-09-12

Wilfredo Benitez, PR, boxer (world champ at 17y176d)

1958-11-03

Sue Daniels, Adelaide Australia, golfer (1983 Victorian Amateur Champ)

1959-04-22

Nicky Le Roux, South Africa, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Champ-15th)

1959-04-26

Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)

1960-03-21

Ayrton Senna, Brazilian formula-1 racer (1988 champ)

1960-04-22

Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)

1960-06-16

Sonja Steptoe, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson

1960-06-28

John Elway, Resurrecting the Champ

1961-01-17

Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ

1961-06-08

Rhonda Fisekci, Resurrecting the Champ

1961-11-12

Chela Quintana, Venezuela, LPGA golfer (8 time Venezuelan Amat Champ)

1961-11-16

Frank Bruno, Hammersmith, British boxer (European champ)

1962-02-11

Scott Kolden, Torrance California, actor (Scott-Me & the Champ)

1962-08-22

Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, North American Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)

1962-10-19

Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer (Oly-bronze-1988)/champ (1990-92)

1963-01-13

Felita Carr, Fort Lauderdale Fl, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ)

1963-01-29

Michelle Bell, Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ)

1963-02-04

Jane Leary, Sydney Australia, golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champ)

1963-09-22

Missie Berteotti, Pittsburgh PA, LPGA golfer (1993 PING/Welch's Champ)

1964-11-04

Fiona Pike, Adelaide Australia, golfer (S Aust State champ 1993/94)

1964-11-10

Tish Certo, Niagara Falls NY, LPGA golfer (1981 Erie County (NY Champ)

1964-11-11

Jon Hough, Royal Oak MI, Nike golfer (1986 NAIA Individual Natl Champ)

1965-09-02

Lennox Lewis, London England, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988, WBC boxing champ)

1966-06-30

"Iron" Mike Tyson, NY, youngest heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)

1966-07-31

Julie Forbes, Torphins Scotland, golfer (Aberdeenshire champ 1989)

1967-03-04

Juli Furtado, NYC, mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92)

1967-05-26

Jean Bartholomew, Queens NY, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ)

1967-08-10

Riddick Bowe, Brooklyn New York, HW boxing champ (Olympic-silver-1988)

1967-09-07

Kathaleen K Cutone, Olenoridge NJ, fig skater (1994 Collegiate champ)

1967-11-12

Michael Moorer, Brooklyn New York, boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994)

1968-02-09

Marcus Meloan, Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amat Champ)

1968-12-16

Wendy Doolan, Sydney Australia, LPGA golfer (1991 Brit Amat Champ-2nd)

1969-09-02

Shani Waugh, Bunbury Aust, LPGA golfer (Aust sub-jr champ-1986, 87)

1969-11-22

Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)

1969-12-28

Aurélien Chalon, Hors-champ: La Tueuse

1970-04-13

Rick Schroder, SI NY, actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling)

1970-05-07

Sebastien Britten, Brossard Que, figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ)

1970-08-15

Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (& Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)

1970-08-17

Jim Courier, Sanford Florida, tennis champ (1990, 91 French)

1970-09-23

Brian Wells, Carmel California, pairs skater (& Lyons-1995 Midwest champ)

1970-09-29

Tina Fischer, Bad Nauheim Germany, golfer (European Amat champ 1994)

1970-10-11

Nicole Jeray, Cook County IL, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Champ-22nd)

1970-11-12

Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994)

1970-9-17

Lori Ravensborg, Resurrecting the Champ

1971-02-15

Barbara Failey-Herbert, South Africa, golfer (1989 winner SA Champ)

1971-03-01

Shepherd Clark, Atlanta Ga, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champ)

1971-08-12

Pete Sampras, Washington, D.C., tennis champ (14 grand slam titles)

1971-08-25

Michael Chack, Toms River NJ, figure skater (1997 Pac Coast Sr champ)

1971-08-28

Todd Eldredge, Chatham Mass, figure skater (1997 National Sr champ)

1972-01-16

Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)

1972-04-23

Rachel Hetherington, Port Macquarie NSW, golfer (1993 NSW Champ)

1972-05-09

Dan Hollander, Royal Oak Mich, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ)

1972-05-28

Denise Booker, Liverpool, golfer (S Australian Jr champ 1990)

1972-08-18

Loraine Lambert, Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92)

1972-10-11

Kyoko Ina, Tokyo Japan, figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ)

1972-10-16

Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)

1973-03-15

Franca Fehlauer, Hamburg Germany, golfer (Belgian Intl Jr champ 1991)

1973-04-04

Damon Allen, Winston-Salem NC, figure skater (1997 Midwestern champ)

1973-10-18

John Baldwin Jr, Dallas TX, figure skater (1996 SW Pacific Sr champ)

1974-05-29

Robyn Petroskey, Minneapolis Minn, figure skater (1996 Midwest champ)

1974-12-19

Jake Plummer, Resurrecting the Champ

1975-02-19

Paul Frey, Boston MA, dance skater (& Ponte-1995 Eastern Jr champ)

1975-03-20

Brian Buetsch, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes Sr champ)

1975-04-17

Trifun Zivanovic, Santa Monica, fig skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ)

1975-06-29

Mathew Gates, Baldock England, dance skater (& Chalom-1995 Nat Jr champ)

1975-07-14

Matthew Kessinger, Louisville Ky, fig skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ)

1975-07-19

Alexi Komarov, Yekaterinburg Russia, dance skater (& Carr-1995 Pac Champ)

1976-08-02

Michael Weiss, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th)

1976-11-24

Champ, Sex Inferno

1976-12-02

Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champ)

1977-04-15

Lisa Bell, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Midwestern Sr champ)

1977-05-02

Amy D'Entremont, Stoneham Mass, figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ)

1977-05-13

Diane Halber, Torrance California, fig skater (1996 Natl Collegiate champ)

1977-05-17

Jere Michael, Aspen Colo, figure skater (1994 National Jr champ)

1977-08-23

Nicole Bobeck, Chic, figure skater (US Champ 1995)

1978-06-01

Karen Kwan, Torrance California, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Sr champ)

1978-06-22

Champ Bailey, American football player

1978-06-22

Champ Bailey, Episode dated 23 January 2014

1978-12-07

Michael Gleaves, Resurrecting the Champ

1978-12-12

Derrick Delmore, Camp Springs Md, fig skater (1996 Grand Prix champ)

1979-01-15

Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ

1979-06-20

Sydne Vogel, Anchorage Alaska, figure skater (1996 NW Pac Sr champ)

1979-08-09

Alizah Allen, NYC NY, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ)

1979-10-22

Eve Chalom, Detroit Mich, dance skater (& Gates—1995 Nat Jr champ)

1980-05-09

Angela Nikodinov, Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacif Sr champ)

1980-06-17

Brittney McConn, Largo Fla, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ)

1980-09-10

Timothy Goebel, Evanston Ill, figure skater (1996 National Jr champ)

1980-10-03

Morgan Reigns, How to Eat Pussy Like a Champ

1980-12-26

Serena Phillips, Corvallis Ore, figure skater (1997 Pruetten champ)

1981-02-03

Rick Adams, Resurrecting the Champ

1981-05-24

Shelby Lyons, Oswego NY, pairs skater (& Wells-1995 Midwest champ)

1981-07-29

Jennie Thompson, Wichita Falls TX, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96)

1982-06-10

Tara Lipinski, Philadelphia Pa, figure skater (1997 World Champ)

1986-04-29

Kimber Lace, How to Eat Pussy Like a Champ

1987-08-04

Matthew Champ, House at the End of the Street

2003-01-15

Piper Nairn, The Great Champ Fernley

Champ - Notable Weddings

Jack DempseyOct 9, 1916

Rocky MarcianoDec 31, 1950

Archie MooreAug 21, 1956

Ken RosewallOct 6, 1956

Rod LaverJun 20, 1966

Hana MandlikovaJul 25, 1986

Muhammad AliNov 19, 1986

Mats WilanderJan 3, 1987

Mike TysonFeb 7, 1988

Phil MickelsonNov 16, 1996

Jake LaMottaJan 4, 2013

Champ - Weddings
Date Event
1916-10-09

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

1925-02-07

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)

1933-07-18

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

1950-12-31

Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton

1956-08-21

Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico

1956-10-06

Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

1966-06-20

Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

1986-07-25

Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

1986-11-19

Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

1987-01-03

Tennis player champ Mats Wilander (22) weds model Sonya Mulholland in South Africa

1988-02-07

Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

1996-05-15

Auto racing champ-turned-TV commentator Danny Sullivan (46) weds former Manhattan financial planner Brenda Bosveld (33) in Monte Carlo, Monaco

1996-11-16

Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

2006-05-06

Race car driver "Champ Car World Series" two time winner Sebastien Bourdais (27) weds Claire Bagot at Cathedral Saint-Julien in Le Mans, France

2009-02-07

Actress and skating champ Kristy Swanson (39) weds 1993 World Pair Skater Champion Lloyd Eisler (45) at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California

2013-01-04

Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona

Champ - Notable Divorces

Jack DempseyApr 2, 1919

Nick FaldoOct 13, 1998

Champ - Divorces
Date Event
1919-04-02

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage

1943-07-07

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

1998-10-13

Golfer champ Nick Faldo (41) divorces manager's secretary Gill Bennett after 12 years of marriage

Champ - Notable Deaths

Rocky MarcianoAug 31, 1969

Jack DempseyMay 31, 1983

Sugar Ray RobinsonApr 12, 1989

Champ - Deaths
Date Event
1865-10-20

Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)

1879-03-13

Adolf Anderssen, German world champ chess (1851..66), dies at 60

1910-10-15

Stanley "Midnight Assassin" Ketchel, heavy weight boxing champ, shot & killed

1918-02-02

John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59

1921-03-02

Champ Clark, American politician (b. 1850)

1933-02-18

James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies

1938-07-04

Suzanne Lenglen, 6 time Wimbledon champ, dies at 39 of anemia

1942-03-08

Jose R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53

1946-03-24

Alexander A Alekhine, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53

1947-04-18

Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51

1947-11-24

Léon-Paul Fargue, Au champ de vapeur

1948-02-02

Cecil Wright, The Champ

1949-04-15

Wallace Beery, US actor (The Champ), dies at 64

1950-06-02

Stanislas Bizot, French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70

1953-06-05

Bill Tilden, tennis champ, dies at 60

1956-10-01

Stan Ockers, Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36

1958-07-25

"Sensational" Sherri Martel, woman's wrestling champ (WWF)

1959-11-21

Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49

1960-05-27

Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65

1967-01-18

Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57

1968-05-29

Jesse Scott, The Champ

1968-12-15

Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86

1969-08-31

Rocky Marciano, former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash at 45

1969-11-02

Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63

1972-02-28

Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies

1976-03-06

"Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, leight heavy weight boxing champ (1930-34), dies at 71

1978-11-07

Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80

1978-11-17

James J "Gene" Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80

1980-07-22

Fred Kaps [Abram PA Bongers], magician (world champ 1955), dies at 54

1981-04-28

Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79

1981-07-11

Ralph Gambina, The Champ

1981-11-27

Max [Machgielis] Euwe, chess champ (1935-37), dies

1983-05-31

Jack Dempsey, former heavyweight boxing champ/actor, dies at 86

1985-10-28

Arletta Duncan, The Fighting Champ

1988-04-22

Irene Rich, US actress (Beau Brumell, Champ), dies at 96

1989-04-12

Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

1990-06-03

Tom Brown, actor (Judge Priest, Hello Sucker, Ex-Champ), dies at 77

1992-02-12

Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies

1992-06-19

Kitty McKane Godfree, Tennis champ (Wimbledon 1924, 26), dies at 96

1993-09-16

Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80

1994-09-02

Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35

1995-01-08

Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52

1995-05-05

Mikhail Moseyevich Botvinnik, world chess champ, dies

1999-09-25

Murray Wood, Ben the Champ

1999-12-23

Lars Hensen, The Champ

2002-04-03

Bobby Manogoff, Alias the Champ

2004-11-29

Harry Danning, Joe Palooka, Champ

2008-03-27

Wally Phillips, Tomboy and the Champ

2010-07-29

Matt Baranski, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson

2011-05-03

Jackie Cooper, The Champ

2012-10-11

John Junior "Champ" Summers, American MLB player, dies from kidney cancer at 66

2012-10-11

Champ Summers, Game 4

2013-11-15

T.J. Jemison, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson

2015-11-15

Hall of Fame pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel, a four-time AWA heavyweight champ, dead at 80

2015-11-16

Hall of Fame pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel, a four-time AWA heavyweight champ, dead at 80

2015-11-22

World champ boxer Bob Foster dies at 77

2017-08-15

Olympic cycling champ Stephen Wooldridge dies, aged 39


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