Billie Jean KingBorn: Nov. 22, 1943
women's rights pioneer; Wimbledon singles champ 6 times; U.S. champ 4 times; first woman athlete to earn $100,000 in one year (1971); beat 55-year-old Bobby Riggs 6-4,6-3,6-3, in “Battle of the Sexes” to win $100,000 at Astrodome in 1973; founded the Women's Sports Foundation in 1974; captained the U.S. Olympic team in 1996 and 2000.
More on Billie Jean King from Infoplease:
- Billie Jean King - Biography of Billie Jean King, The tennis champ who won 39 Grand Slam titles
- November 22 Birthdays: Billie Jean King - November 22 birthdays: Billie Jean King, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Rodney Dangerfield, Wiley Post, André Gide, Boris Becker, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geraldine Page, Thomas Cook, Robert Cavelier de La Salle, Richard Neville, Abigail Adams, Hoagland Carmichael, Benjamin Britten, Charles De Gaulle, George Eliot
- Billie Jean King - King, Billie Jean King, Billie Jean, 1943–, American tennis player, b. Long Beach, Calif., as ...
- king: meaning and definitions - king: Definition and Pronunciation
- Margaret Smith Court - Court, Margaret Smith Court, Margaret Smith, 1942–, Australian tennis player. Playing tennis ...