Chuck McKinley

Tennis Player and Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley

Full Name: Charles McKinley
Profession: Tennis Player and Wimbledon Champion

United States of America

Biography: Remembered as an undersized, hard working dynamo, he won the 1963 Men's Singles Championship at Wimbledon.

McKinley's relentless effort and competitive spirit led American tennis to the top of the sport during a period heavily dominated by Australians.

Born: January 5, 1941
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: August 11, 1986 (aged 45)
Cause of Death: Brain tumor

Historical Events

  • 1961-07-07 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
  • 1963-12-28 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Adelaide: American Chuck McKinley beats Australia's John Newcombe 10-12, 6-2, 9-7, 6-2 in the deciding rubber to give US a thrilling 3-2 victory

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