| Share
 

Willie Mosconi

Mosconi, Willie (William Joseph Mosconi)mŏskōˈnē, 1913–93, U.S. professional billiard player, b. Philadelphia. After a brief period as a child prodigy he did not take up the game again until 1931. He won his first world championship in 1941, and defended it successfully through 1955 in all years except 1943 and 1949. Beginning in the mid-1950s, Mosconi gave numerous exhibitions and helped to popularize the game. He wrote Willie Mosconi on Pocket Billiards (1954).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Willie Mosconi from Infoplease:

  • Mosconi: meaning and definitions - Mosconi: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Willie Mosconi - Willie Mosconi Born: June 27, 1913 Pocket Billiards 14-time world champion from 1941-57. Died: ...
  • K - M - K - M Duke Kahanamoku Al Kaline Paul Kariya Anatoly Karpov Garry Kasparov Ewing Kauffman Mike ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Sports: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring