Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mike Tyson - American boxer, heavyweight champion

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Mike Tyson is one of the retired American boxer. He was the undisputed heavyweight champion and hold the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight title. He won the WBC title when he was 20 years, 4 months and 22 days old, after beat Trevor Berbick by a TKO in the second round. Throughout his career, Tyson became well-recognized for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style as well as his controversial performance both inside and outside the ring. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles concurrently.

Tyson won his first 19 professional bouts by knockout, with 12 of them happening in the first round. He combined the belts in the splintered heavyweight division in the late 1980s to become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. He became the lineal champion when he knocked out Michael Spinks in the first 91 seconds of the clash. Tyson lost his titles to 42-to-1 underdog James "Buster" Douglas on February 11, 1990, in Tokyo, Japan, by a hit in round 10. In 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, for which he was judgment to six years in prison but was released after serving three years. After being released from prison in 1995, he busy in a series of comeback fights.

He recover a portion of the heavyweight title, before losing it to Evander Holyfield in a 1996 fight by an 11th round TKO. Their 1997 rematch ended when Tyson was prohibited for biting off part of Holyfield's ear. He fights for a championship again at 35, losing by knockout to Lennox Lewis in 2002. He retired from professional boxing in 2006 after he was knocked out in successive matches against Danny Williams and Kevin McBride. He declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite getting over US$30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career. He is position #16 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

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Real name

Michael Gerard Tyson

Nicknames

Iron Mike, The Baddest Man on the Planet

Date Of Birth

June 30, 1966

Birth place

Brooklyn, New York

Rated at

Heavyweight, Boxing

Reach

180 cm

Boxing record


Total fights

58

Wins

50

Wins by KO

44

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Clint Eastwood - film actor, director, producer, composer and politician

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Clinton Eastwood is a great American film actor, director, producer, composer and politician. Following his breakthrough role on the TV series Rawhide (1959–65), he starred as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of spaghetti westerns in the 1960s and as San Francisco Police Department Inspector Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry movies during the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, along with some others in which he plays tough-talking no-nonsense police officers, have ready him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture, as well as getting nominations for Best Actor, for his work in the films Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).

Eastwood has directed most of his own star vehicles, but he has also directed movies in which he did not show such as Mystic River (2003) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), for which he received Academy Award nominations and Changeling (2008), which getted Golden Globe Award nominations. He has received substantial critical praise in France in particular, including for several of his films which were pan in the United States, and was awarded two of France's highest honors: in 1994 he received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal and in 2007 was award the L├ęgion d'honneur award. In 2000 he was awarded the Italian Venice movie Festival Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.

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Name

Clinton Eastwood

Date Of Birth

May 31, 1930

Place Of Birth

San Francisco, California, U.S.

Occupation

Actor, director, producer, composer, politician

Religion

Protestant

Spouse

Maggie Johnson, Dina Ruiz

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Joe Montana - football player in National Football League

http://the-american-history.blogspot.com/Joe Montana nicknamed Joe Cool, Golden Joe, The Golden Great and Comeback Joe, is a retired Hall of Fame football player in the National Football League. He started his NFL career in 1979 with the San Francisco 49ers, where he played quarterback for the next 14 seasons. He spent the 1993 and 1994 period, his final two years in the NFL, with the Kansas City Chiefs. While a member of the 49ers, Montana in progress four Super Bowl games and the team won all of them. In 2000, Montana was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1989, and again in 1990, the related Press named Montana the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Sports Illustrated magazine surname Montana the 1990 "Sportsman of the Year".

The 49ers retired the number 16, the jersey number Montana carry while with the team. In 1993, Montana was operate to the Kansas City Chiefs and led the franchise to its first AFC Championship Game in January 1994. In 1994, Montana gets a spot on the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team; he is also a associate of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. In 1999, editors at The Sporting News ranked Montana third on their listing of Football's 100 Greatest Players. Also in 1999, ESPN named Montana the 25th best athlete of the 20th century. In 2006, Sports illustrate rate him the number one clutch quarterback of every time. In 2010 he was named the fourth greatest player in NFL history according to the NFL's top 100 show.

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Date of birth

June 11, 1956

Place Of Birth

New Eagle, Pennsylvania, USA

Height

6 ft 2 ft

Weight:

93 kg

Awards

Cotton Bowl Classic MVP (1979)

UPI NFC Player of the Year (1981)

PFWA NFL MVP (1989)

NEA NFL MVP (1989)

AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1989)

NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1986)

Bert Bell Award (1989)

NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

NFL 1980s All-Decade Team

San Francisco 49ers #16 retired

Friday, May 6, 2011

Carl Lewis - American track, field athlete, relay, long jumper and actor

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Carl Lewis is a American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were gold. His profession spanned from 1979 when he first reached a world ranking to 1996 when he last won an Olympic title and subsequently retired. Lewis became an actor and has show in a number of films. In 2011 Lewis publicized a run as a Democratic candidate for a seat in the New Jersey Senate, but was disqualified by state officials who said he failed to meet the state's rights requirement. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Thursday, May 5th, 2011, that Lewis can be on the ballot for the future New Jersey primary.

Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jumper who top the world rankings in the 100 m, 200 m and long jump events repeatedly from 1981 to the early 1990s, was named Athlete of the Year by Track and Field information in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and set world records in the 100 m, 4 x 100 m and 4 x 200 m relay. His world record in the indoor long jump has stood since 1984 and his 65 repeated victories in the long jump achieved over a span of 10 years is one of the sport’s longest unbeatable streaks. His lifetime accomplishments have lead to numerous accolades, including being voted "Sportsman of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee and being named "Olympian of the Century" by the American sports journal Sports Illustrated.

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Full name

Frederick Carlton Lewis

Date of birth

July 1, 1961

Place of birth

Birmingham, Alabama, U.S

Height

1.91 m

Weight

81 kg

Sport

Running

Event(s)

100 meters, 200 meters

Retired

1997