GENERAL - 1969 was the year in which one person performed one small step for a man, but a giant leap for mankind. Although in the public eye the first ever moon landing by human beings may rank as one of the greatest achievements of mankind, consider this: 43 years ago to this day, the Internet was ‘officially born’. Ask yourself how many times since you have visited a) the moon b) the Internet.
FENCING - Edoardo Mangiarotti was molded into the ultimate fencer almost from the day he was born. Coming from a prized ancestry, Mangiarotti duelled his way to six Olympic golds, within the sport one shy of the seven by Hungary’s Aladár Gerevich. Click here to read Mangiarotti’s profile on the Infostrada Sports Wall Of Fame. The great master is 93 years old today.
Shares birthday with: Billie Holiday, Francis Ford Coppola, Jackie Chan