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Shoucheng Zhang

Shoucheng Zhang was a Chinese-born American physicist. He was born in Shanghai. He was the JG Jackson and CJ Wood professor of physics at Stanford University. He was a condensed matter theorist known for his work on topological insulators, the qu ...

                                               

John Ziegler Jr.

John Augustus Ziegler Jr. was an American lawyer and ice hockey executive. He was the fourth president of the National Hockey League from 1977 to 1992. Ziegler received the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1984 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fa ...

                                               

Zig Ziglar

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar was an American author, historian, salesman, educator, and motivational speaker. He was a supporter for the Republican Party. Ziglar was born on November 6, 1926 in Coffee County, Alabama. He was raised in Dallas, Texas ...

                                               

Don Zimmer

Donald William Don Zimmer was an American baseball figure. He was an infielder, manager, and coach in Major League Baseball. He was involved in professional baseball from 1949 until his death, lasting 65 years. He was best known as an infielder f ...

                                               

Vittorio Zucconi

Vittorio Guido Zucconi was an Italian journalist and author. He was also a naturalized U.S. citizen. He was director of the online edition of the newspaper la Repubblica. He also served as the U.S. correspondent for the same newspaper. He also re ...

                                               

Mohamed Abarhoun

Mohamed Abarhoun was a Moroccan professional footballer. He played as a defender. Abarhoun joined Portguese Primeira Liga club Moreirense in 2017. After two seasons he joined Turkish club Çaykur Rizespor. Abarhoun played nine games for the Morocc ...

                                               

Taffy Abel

Clarence John "Taffy" Abel was an American professional ice hockey defenseman that played 8 seasons in the National Hockey League. Abel played 3 seasons with the New York Rangers and 5 seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks. He also played for the ...

                                               

Gary Ablett

Gareth Ian Ablett was an English professional footballer and manager. He played as a defender. His professional career lasted from 1985 until 2001. Ablett was born in the Liverpool suburb of Aigburth. He played for Liverpool between 1985 and 1992 ...

                                               

Franco Acosta

Franco Acosta Machado was a Uruguayan professional footballer who played as a striker. Acosta joined Centro Atletico Fenixs youth setup in 2009, aged 13. On 23 November 2013, he made his first team debut. On 19 January 2015, he signed a ​ 5 1 ⁄ 2 ...

                                               

Jack Adams

John James "Jack" Adams was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, coach and general manager in the National Hockey League and Pacific Coast Hockey Association. He was a Hall of Fame player during a 10 year professional career with Toronto, V ...

                                               

Junior Agogo

Manuel "Junior" Agogo was a Ghanaian former professional footballer. He played as a striker. His longest spell was at Bristol Rovers, where he made 140 appearances before moving to Nottingham Forest.

                                               

David Allen (cricketer)

David Arthur Allen was an English cricketer. He played first-class cricket for Gloucestershire between 1953 and 1972. He also played 39 Test matches for England. He was born in Horfield, Bristol, England. An accurate offspinner, David Allen had t ...

                                               

Peter Alliss

Peter Alliss was an English former professional golfer, television presenter, commentator, author and golf course designer. He was born in Berlin. In 2012 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category. Betw ...

                                               

Bob Anderson

Robert James Gilbert Anderson was an English athlete who represented Great Britain in the fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He choreographed the sword fights for many movies including Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. He was b ...

                                               

Frank Andersson

Frank Oivind Stefan Andersson, better known professorially as Frank Andersson was a Swedish wrestler and Olympian. He started in amateur wrestling. He won many world championship gold medals as well as a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics i ...

                                               

Soslan Andiyev

Soslan Petrovich Andiyev was a heavyweight freestyle wrestler from Ossetia. He was an Olympic champion in 1976 and 1980, world champion in 1973, 1975, 1977 and 1978, European champion in 1974, 1975 and 1982, and Soviet champion in 1973–78 and 198 ...

                                               

Andre the Giant

Andre Rene Roussimoff better known by his ring name, Andre the Giant, was a French professional wrestler and actor. He was best known for wrestling with World Wrestling Federation. His size was caused by gigantism, that was caused by excess growt ...

                                               

Martynas Andriukaitis

Martynas Andriukaitis was a Lithuanian basketball player. In 2001, he became champion of both Lithuania and Latvia and vice-champion of North European Basketball League. He played professionally between 2001 and 2013 as a power forward. He played ...

                                               

Antonio Valentin Angelillo

Antonio Valentin Angelillo was an Argentine-born Italian football forward. He was born in Buenos Aires. He played the majority of his professional career in the Italian Serie A. He was a member of both the Argentine and the Italian national teams ...

                                               

Anna Larsson

Anna Larsson, nickname: Nora-Anna, born 2 January 1922, dead 14 June 2003, was a Swedish track and field athlete and cross-country skier. As a track and field athlete, she competed for IFK Nora. She broke several womens running world records betw ...

                                               

Jacques Anquetil

Jacques Anquetil, was a French road racing cyclist. He was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964. Anquetil was very good at riding time trials, and this helped him to win grand tours. He also won th ...

                                               

Radomir Antic

Radomir Antic was a Serbian football player and manager. Antic was born in Zitiste. He had a 17-year playing career as a defender from 1967 to 1984. He notably played for Partizan, Fenerbahçe, Real Zaragoza and Luton Town. He also played one game ...

                                               

Ants Antson

Ants Antson was an Estonian speed skater. He competed for the Soviet Union. Antson had his best year in 1964, when he became European Allround Champion on the 1500 m at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, and set a new world record on the 3000 ...

                                               

Robert Archibald

Robert Michael Archibald was a British professional basketball player. He played as a power forward and a center. Between 2002 and 2004, he played in the NBA for Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors. He later played ...

                                               

Arkangel de la Muerte

Alfredo Pasillas was a Mexican masked professional wrestler. He was best known for his work in the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre under the ring name Arkangel de la Muerte. He was often called Arkangel, an ...

                                               

Jimmy Armfield

James Christopher Armfield, CBE, DL was an English professional football player and manager. He worked as a football pundit for BBC Radio Five Live. Armfield played the whole of his Football League career at Blackpool, usually at right back. Betw ...

                                               

Jose Artetxe

Jose Luis Artetxe Muguire was a Spanish footballer who played as a striker. He was born in Algorta, Spain. His career began in 1947. Artetxe played for Getxo from 1949 through 1950, for Athletic Bilbao from 1950 through 1965 and for Spain nationa ...

                                               

Ebrahim Ashtiani

Ebrahim Ashtiani was an Iranian football player. He played for the Iran national football team and spent most of his career at Persepolis. His son Ardalan is also a professional football player. After the retirement of Persepolis captains Jafar K ...

                                               

Davide Astori

Davide Astori was an Italian professional footballer. He played as a central defender. He was born in San Giovanni Bianco, Italy. Astori started his senior career with Milan, spending loan spells with Pizzighettone and Cremonese. In 2008 Cagliari ...

                                               

Larry Aurie

Harry Lawrence "Little Dempsey" Aurie was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Cougars, Detroit Falcons and Detroit Red Wings.

                                               

Kevin Austin

Kevin Levi Austin was an English-born Trinidadian professional footballer. He worked as a youth team coach for Scunthorpe United.

                                               

Pete Backor

Peter Backor was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played briefly for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL.

                                               

Ralph Backstrom

Ralph Gerald Backstrom was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and later a coach and hockey executive. He played in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, and Chicago Black Hawks between 1956 and 1973. He ...

                                               

Estelle Balet

Estelle Balet was a Swiss freeride snowboarder and two-time world champion in 2015 and 2016 at the Freeride World Tour. Balet started skiing early in her childhood. At the age of ten she transitioned from skiing to snowboarding. Balet specialized ...

                                               

Elena Baltacha

Elena Sergeevna Baltacha was a British professional tennis player. Baltacha was born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union to Olga and Sergei Pavlovich Baltacha. Her brother is Sergei Baltacha, Jr. She moved to the United Kingdom in 1989. She was ...

                                               

Karin Balzer

Karin Balzer was a East German hurdler. She competed in the 80 m hurdles event at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics, and in the 100 m hurdles in 1972. She won a gold medal in 1964 and a bronze in 1972.

                                               

Chris Barker

Christopher Andrew Barker was an English professional footballer. He played as a defender. Barker was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He began his professional career at Barnsley in 1999. He won the clubs young player of the year award in his ...

                                               

Celia Barquin Arozamena

Celia Barquin Arozamena was a Spanish amateur golfer. In July 2018, she won the European Ladies Amateur Championship. She finished one stroke ahead of German Esther Henseleit. She was a student at Iowa State University in the United States. She w ...

                                               

Ray Barry

William Raymond Barry was an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played 18 games in the National Hockey League. He also played for the Boston Bruins and the Hershey Bears in the 1951-52 season. Barry was born in Revere, Mass ...

                                               

Can Bartu

Can Bartu was a Turkish basketball player and footballer. As a footballer, he played in the midfield as an attack midfielder and a left winger. He was born in Istanbul. Bartu played basketball for Fenerbahçe. He also played six times for the Turk ...

                                               

Johanna Bassani

She began her career with the team UVB Hinzenbach, winning the championship in her Austrian hometown of Attnang-Puchheim at the age of twelve. In her debut at the Summer Grand Prix in 2019, Bassani finished 18th. In October 2019, she won the silv ...

                                               

Daniel Batman

Daniel Batman was an Australian sprinter. He competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He was the Australian national mens 200 metres champion in 2005 and 2008. His best international achievement was a sixth place finish at the 2003 World I ...

                                               

Paul Bearer

William Alvin "bill" Moody better known by his ring name" The Father of Destruction” and" The Fat Man ” Paul Bearer as well as Percival Pringle III, was an American professional wrestling manager and professional wrestler. He was best known for m ...

                                               

Kevin Beattie

Thomas Kevin Beattie was an English footballer. He played as a central defender. At a club level, he played most famously for Ipswich Town 307 times. He won the FA Cup in 1978 and UEFA Cup in 1981 with Ipswich. He has been called Ipswich Towns be ...

                                               

Wade Belak

Wade Belak was a Canadian professional ice hockey player that played a career total of 18 seasons in the National Hockey League. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques with the 12th overall pick in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Belak retired from the ...

                                               

Rachid Belhout

Rachid Belhout was an Algerian football manager and player. He managed Al-Ahly Benghazi in the Libyan Premier League.

                                               

Jean Beliveau

Joseph Jean Arthur Beliveau, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played parts of 20 seasons with the National Hockey Leagues Montreal Canadiens from 1950 to 1971. He was nicknamed "Le Gros Bill". Beliveau ranks among the ten greates ...

                                               

Ludmila Belousova

Ludmila Yevgenyevna Belousova was a Russian-Swiss pair skater. She was born in Ulyanovsk, Russian SFSR.

                                               

Christian Benitez

Christian Rogelio Benitez Betancourt, also known as Chucho, was an Ecuadorian footballer who played as a forward for El Jaish of the Qatar Stars League at the time of his death. On July 29, 2013, Benitez entered a hospital in Doha, Qatar because ...

                                               

Roy Bentley

Roy Thomas Frank Bentley was an English football player and manager. He was born in Bristol, England. Bentley was an England international for six years from 1950 to 1956. With his death in 2018, he was the last surviving player from Englands 195 ...