Arthur Ashe was an American professional tennis player remembered for being the first black male player ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the U.S. Open. He is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He died of AIDS in 1996 at the age of 49.
He was born to Mattie Cunningham and Arthur Ashe Sr. He had a younger brother named Johnnie. He married photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in 1977. He and Jeanne adopted a daughter named Camera in 1986.
He reportedly contracted HIV while undergoing a blood transfusion in the early 1980s.
In 1993, which was the same year he died, the then President of the United States President Bill Clinton posthumously honored him with America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
I have always drawn strength from being close to home.Arthur Ashe
I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.Arthur Ashe
I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.Arthur Ashe
If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life.Arthur Ashe
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.Arthur Ashe
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.Arthur Ashe
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.Arthur Ashe
There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'Arthur Ashe
Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.Arthur Ashe
We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.Arthur Ashe
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.Arthur Ashe
When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.Arthur Ashe
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.Arthur Ashe
was a famous American tennis player,
who was born on
July 10, 1943. As a person born on this date, Arthur Ashe is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 10) and the 48th most popular for the year (1943).
People born on July 10
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Arthur Ashe is the 464th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Arthur Ashe's birthday, Arthur Ashe is the 3068th most famous American and ranks 14th in famous people born in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
In general, Arthur Ashe ranks as the 5578th
most popular famous person, and the 24th most popular tennis player of all time.
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