Fascinating people making headlines.
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 history, or magnanimous gaffes. While there were many people to choose from this week, here...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.
July 27, 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
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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.
July 25, 2012 by Kayla Arias
Michael Phelps' outstanding performance at the Beijing 2008 Olympics left some people wondering if he was possibly otherwordly. Well, perhaps he is, folks...maybe...also in this article
July 30, 2012 by Leila Taha
Jesse Owens, a record-breaking Olympic sprinter and the best athlete of his time, spent much of his life struggling with issues of race. Unlike other athletes of his era, Owens' day-to-day life was defined—and restricted—by his color. He suffered humiliating...also in this article