Profession: Chess Champion
Why Famous: Youngest grandmaster and the youngest candidate ever for the World Championship. At the age of 20 he won the 1963–64 U.S. Championship with 11/11, the only perfect score in the history of the tournament.
- 1972-09-01 American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in the most publicised world title match ever
- 1975-04-03 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it