Profession: Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Why Famous: The World No. 1 for three years, he won three major tournaments.
Riggs is best known though for competing against Billie Jean King in "The Battle of the Sexes" match.
- 1939-06-17 44th Men's French Championships: Don McNeill beats Bobby Riggs (7-5, 6-0, 6-3)
- 1939-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats fellow American Elwood Cooke 2-6, 8-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for Wimbledon sweep, also won doubles & mixed doubles titles
- 1939-09-17 59th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Welby van Horn (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
- 1940-09-09 60th U.S. Men's National Championship: Donald McNeill beats Bobby Riggs (4-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5)
- 1941-09-07 61st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs (5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3)
- 1941-11-26 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
- 1973-05-13 Bobby Riggs beats Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in California
- 1973-09-20 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match