Billie Jean King Birthday, Date of Birth

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is a American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. She won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. She often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, she was the United States' captain in the Federation Cup.

King is an advocate for gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice. In 1973, at age 29, she won the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match against the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs. She was also the founder of the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation. She was also instrumental in persuading cigarette brand Virginia Slims to sponsor women's tennis in the 1970s and went on to serve on the board of their parent company Philip Morris in the 2000s.

Regarded by many in the sport as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time, King was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was bestowed on her in 2010. In 1972, she was the joint winner, with John Wooden, of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award and was one of the Time Persons of the Year in 1975. She has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year lifetime achievement award. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1990, and in 2006, the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. In 2018, she won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Monday, November 22, 1943
Place of Birth
Long Beach
Age
77
Star Sign

The November 22, 1943 was a Monday under the star sign of . It was the 325 day of the year. President of the United States was Franklin D. Roosevelt.

If you were born on this day, you are 77 years old. Your last birthday was on the Sunday, November 22, 2020, 60 days ago. Your next birthday is on Monday, November 22, 2021, in 304 days. You have lived for 28,185 days, or about 676,461 hours, or about 40,587,710 minutes, or about seconds.

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22nd of November 1943 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 22, 1943

Advertising News

Date: 23 November 1943

Resigns Butterick Co post to open own ad agency

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DIVIDEND NEWS

Date: 23 November 1943

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Advertising News and Notes

Date: 22 November 1943

assn issues booklet on advertised brands

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News of Books and Authors

Date: 23 November 1943

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FAMINE RELIEF GROUP FORMED TO AID INDIA; Committee Here Will Seek to Help Relieve Food Shortage

Date: 23 November 1943

Emergency Com for Indian Famine Relief cites Jap propaganda on famine

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News of Food; Tested Recipes Are Offered to Speed Preparation of Thanksgiving Dinner

Date: 22 November 1943

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H Hayes lends food dept H B Stowes 'The Housekeepers Manual'

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News of Food; Thanksgiving Turkeys Still Scarce, With Government Continuing Buying

Date: 23 November 1943

By JANE HOLT

Jane HOLT

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ASK RADIO LABEL ON FACT, OPINION; Broadcasters Suggest Drawing Line in News Comment -- Reply by 'Opposition' Stressed

Date: 23 November 1943

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Miller and Sen Wheeler on commentator opinions; Wheeler asks equal facilities for opposing pol ss

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SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD; Jessel to Produce 'Kitten on Keys' as First Fox Film -- Six Premieres Listed

Date: 22 November 1943

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SCREEN NEWS HERE AND IN HOLLYWOOD; Metro to Base Film on Clinton Prison Church -- 'Cry Havoc' Premiere at Astor Today

Date: 23 November 1943

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