Fascinating people making headlines.
August 30, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Forty years ago this week, Bobby Fischer became the first American to win the World Chess Championship, dethroning the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in a nail-biting 24-game match in Reykjavík, Iceland. The competition unraveled as dramatically as its...also in this article
August 2, 2012 by Eudie Pak
With the London Olympics well under way, stories of triumph and glory have been filling the medal stand by world-class athletes the way they’ve always had for centuries—through...also in this article
Track and Field Athlete, Reality Television Star / 1949 -
One of the most beloved athletes of the 1970s, track athlete Bruce Jenner won a gold medal and set a world record in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Since then, he's appeared on the popular reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
August 22, 2012
August 17, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com's "Week in Review" highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, importance in...also in this article
U.S. Representative / 1970 -
U.S. Representative Paul Ryan is a Republican from Wisconsin known for his conservative positions. In the 2012 presidential election, Ryan was the running mate of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who was defeated by President Barack Obama.
Football Player / 1987 -
NFL quarterback Tim Tebow won both the Heisman Trophy and the BCS National Championship while playing for the Florida Gators in college. He was drafted by the NFL’s Denver Broncos in 2010 and joined the New York Jets in 2012.
Actor, Director, Screenwriter / 1971 -
American actor and director Justin Theroux is known for his role on the TV series Strangers with Candy, as well as film roles in Tropic Thunder, Your Highness and Wanderlust, among several other productions.