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08/25/1927 - 09/28/2003
Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was a World No. 1 American sportswoman who became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour and the first to win a Grand Slam title in 1956. She is...
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06/13/1897 - 10/02/1973
Paavo Johannes Nurmi  (13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was known as one of the "Flying Finns"; a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their distinction in ru...
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10/17/1955 - 04/03/2005
A native of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Blight had a long and varied career in the sport of hockey, playing the position of Right Wing for teams in the NHL, MJHL, WCHL, CHL, and the AHL hockey leagues. At 6' 2" (1.87 m) and 195...
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06/24/1895 - 05/31/1983
William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983) was an American boxer who held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. Dempsey's aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of the mos...
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03/15/1953 - 03/19/2004
Brian Leigh Maxwell (1953, London, England – March 19, 2004, San Anselmo, California) was a Canadian athlete, track coach, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He founded PowerBar, a ma...
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Pat Tillman (Patrick Daniel Tillman)
11/06/1976 - 04/22/2004
Corporal Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman Jr. (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 i...
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10/14/1910 - 06/04/2010
John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row — as head...
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04/09/1957 - 05/07/2011
Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota  was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. He gained attention in the golfing world in 1976, when at the ag...
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09/24/1911 - 02/27/1972
Viktor Győző Barna (Braun) (August 24, 1911, in Budapest, Hungary – February 27, 1972) was a Hungarian and British champion table tennis player.
10/20/1931 - 08/13/1995
Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire 18-year Major League Baseball career as the center fielder for the New York Yankees (1951-1968). He won 3 American...
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03/21/1972 - 04/28/2005
Christopher Raul Candito (March 21, 1972–April 28, 2005)was an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Chris Candido. Throughout most of his career, he was accompanied by his high school sweetheart Tammy Lynn Sytch.
Reggie White (Reginald Howard White)
12/19/1961 - 12/26/2004
Reginald Howard "Reggie" White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004), nicknamed "The Minister of Defense" because of his faith, was a professional American football player who playeddefensive end...
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08/11/1925 - 09/16/2006
Floyd James "Busher" Curry (August 11, 1925 in Chapleau, Ontario - September 16, 2006 in Montreal, Quebec) was a Canadian ice hockey right winger.
Jim Thorpe (Jacobus Franciscus Thorpe)
05/28/1888 - 03/28/1953
Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" Thorpe (Sac and Fox (Sauk): Wa-Tho-Huk) (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (mixed Caucasian and American Indian). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of...
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06/07/1945 - 07/26/2005
Jean Gilles Marotte (June 7, 1945 – July 26, 2005) was a Canadian defenceman in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues.
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