Bobby Riggs

Born: Feb. 25, 1918

won Wimbledon once (1939) and U.S. title twice (1939,41); legendary hustler who made his biggest score in 1973 as 55-year-old male chauvinist challenging the best women players; beat No. 1 Margaret Smith Court 6-2,6-1, but was thrashed by No. 2 Billie Jean King, 6-4,6-3,6-3 in nationally televised “Battle of the Sexes” on Sept. 20, before 30,492 at the Astrodome.

Died: Oct. 25, 1995
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