Profession: Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Why Famous: Remembered as an undersized, hard working dynamo, he won the 1963 Men's Singles Championship at Wimbledon. His relentless effort and competitive spirit led American tennis to the top of the sport during a period heavily dominated by Australians.
- 1961-07-08 75th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver of Australia beats American Chuck McKinley 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 for his 1st of 4 Wimbledon singles titles
- 1963-07-05 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Chuck McKinley wins his only Grand Slam singles title beating Fred Stolle of Australia 9-7, 6-1, 6-4