#172 Sugar Ray Leonard / Sue Carpenter – 17 May 1956

Sugar Ray Leonard

Photo by Reggie Bibbs

Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is an American retired professional boxer. He was named Ray Charles Leonard, after his mother’s favorite singer, Ray Charles. Leonard was the first boxer to earn more than $100 million in purses, and he is widely considered to be one of the best boxers of all time, winning world titles in five weight divisions.

Sue Carpenter

Sue Carpenter (born May 17, 1956) is a former UK TV presenter. Whilst presenting BBC Points West, Sue was offered the newsreaders post on BBC Breakfast Time. She had moved over to ITN by 1990.


Also born on this day :
Doug Funderburk is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives.
Johnjoe McFadden is an Irish / British scientist, academic and writer.
Micheline Borghs is a Belgian fencer.
Vicente Estavillo is a retired footballer from Uruguay.
Bob Saget is an American stand-up comedian , actor , and television host.
Dave Sim is an award-winning Canadian comic book writer and artist.
Annise Parker is an American politician and the mayor of Houston.
Robert Feder is a noted Chicago media blogger.
Fernando Quirarte is a Mexican former football player.
Jorma Härkönen is a retired middle distance runner from Finland.
Mieczysław Młynarski is a retired Polish basketball player.
Brigitte Fetzer is a German former volleyball player.
Emil Druc is a Moldovan diplomat.

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