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Valdiram

Valdiram Caetano de Morais was a Brazilian professional footballer. He played as a striker. Valdiram was born in Canhotinho, Pernambuco. He played for Vasco da Gama. He was top scorer of the 2006 Copa do Brasil. He left the club in 2007, and play ...

                                               

Joost van der Westhuizen

Joost van der Westhuizen was a South African former rugby union player. He played as a scrum-half for the national team. He played in the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups. On 12 May 2011, van der Westhuizens publicist announced that he had a muscle ...

                                               

Yurik Vardanyan

Yuri Norayrovich Vardanyan was a Soviet-Armenian weightlifter. Vardanyan won a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics, becoming the worlds first weightlifter to win a 400 kilogram total in the 82.5 kg weight category. During his career he set sev ...

                                               

Raimo Vartia

Raimo Veikko Vartia was a Finnish basketball player. He competed in the mens tournament at the 1964 Summer Olympics. He was born in Helsinki. Vartia died on 18 December 2018 in Helsinki, aged 81.

                                               

Evgeni Vasiukov

Evgeni Andreyevich Vasiukov was a Russian chess Grandmaster. He was born in Moscow. During his career, he won the Championship of Moscow on six occasions 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1972, and 1978 and scored many victories in international tournament ...

                                               

Pim Verbeek

Pim Verbeek was a Dutch football player turned coach. His brother Robert Verbeek is also a football coach. The Korea Football Association signed him to a coaching contract on 26 June 2000. He was appointed as coach of Oman at 2016, after Omans fa ...

                                               

George Vernot

George Edward Vernot was a Canadian swimmer. He was a freestyle swimmer. Vernot competed for Canada at both the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium and at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. He won a silver and a bronze medal for Cana ...

                                               

Villano III

Arturo Diaz Mendoza was a Mexican professional wrestler. He was best known for performing under the stage name Villano III.

                                               

Nikolai Volkoff

Josip Nikolai Peruzovic better known by his ring name, Nikolai Volkoff, was a Yugoslavian professional wrestler who was best known for wrestling with World Wrestling Federation. Although the character he played was portrayed as Russian, He actual ...

                                               

Theodor Wagner

Theodor Turl Wagner was an Austrian footballer. He played as a striker. Wagner was born in Vienna. He played club football between 1946 and 1964. He played for Wacker Wien, Linz and Wacker Innsbruck. Wagner played for Austria between 1946 and 195 ...

                                               

Murray Walker

Graeme Murray Walker, known as Murray Walker, was an English Formula One motorsport commentator and journalist. For most of his career he worked for the BBC, but when it lost the contract for Formula One coverage to ITV, he continued commentating ...

                                               

Davy Walsh

David Joseph Walsh, commonly referred to as Davy Walsh or Dave Walsh, was an Irish footballer. He was born in Waterford, Ireland. He played as a centre forward for, among others, Linfield, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa. Walsh was a dual in ...

                                               

Jaroslav Walter

Jaroslav Walter was a Czech ice hockey player. He played for the Czechoslovak national team from the 1950s until the 1970s. He won a bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Walter was born in Sobedraz, Kostelec nad Vltavou ...

                                               

Otto Wanz

Otto Wanz was an Austrian professional wrestler and boxer. He made his professional wrestling debut in 1968. Wanz was a one time American Wrestling Association champion and former operator of the Catch Wrestling Association. Among his most famous ...

                                               

Bob Watson

Robert Jose Watson was an American professional baseball player and sports executive. He was born in Los Angeles, California. Watson was a first baseman and left fielder who played in Major League Baseball MLB for the Houston Astros, Boston Red S ...

                                               

Graeme Watson (cricketer)

Graeme Donald Watson was an Australian cricketer. He played in five Tests and two One Day Internationals from 1966 to 1972. He was born in Kew, Victoria. He played for the national team from 1966 to 1972. He also played 18 games of Australian rul ...

                                               

John K. Watts

John Albert Watts was an Australian rules football player and radio broadcaster and television personality. He was born in East Perth, Western Australia. After the 1962 season had finished with East Perth Football Club, John received many good of ...

                                               

Mike Webster

Michael Lewis Webster was an American professional football player. He was a center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was bor ...

                                               

Everton Weekes

Sir Everton DeCourcy Weekes, KCMG, GCM, OBE was a cricket player for the West Indies. Along with Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott, he formed what was known as "The Three Ws" of West Indian cricket. He was born in Saint Michael, Barbados. Weekes be ...

                                               

Wayne Westner

Wayne Brett Westner was a South African golfer. He turned professional in 1982. He had a total of 13 wins in his career. He was best known for his 1993 Dubai Desert Classic win. He also notably won the World Cup of Golf in 1996 with Ernie Els. Hi ...

                                               

Hallard White

Hallard Leo "Snow" White was a New Zealand rugby union player. White played a record 195 games for Rut Auckland between 1950 and 1963. He was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, from 1953 to 1955, appearing in 16 matches in ...

                                               

Charlie Whiting

Charles Whiting was a British motorsports director. He served as the FIA Formula One Race Director, Safety Delegate, Permanent Starter and head of the F1 Technical Department. He mostly managed the logistics of each F1 Grand Prix, inspects cars b ...

                                               

Beth Whittall

Elizabeth Beth Whittall was a Canadian champion breaststroke and freestyle swimmer. At age 17, she won a silver medal at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. He won two gold medals at the 1955 Pan America ...

                                               

Peter Whittingham

Peter Michael Whittingham was an English professional footballer. His primary position was as a central midfielder. He was part of the Aston Villa team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2002, and a year later he made his Premier League debut. Whitting ...

                                               

Eppie Wietzes

Egbert "Eppie" Wietzes was a Dutch-born Canadian racing driver. He was born in Assen, Netherlands. Wietzes took part in two Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 27 August 1967. He retired on lap 69 with wet electrics and was di ...

                                               

Ray Wilkins

Raymond Colin "Butch" Wilkins MBE was an English football player and coach. Wilkins began his career at Chelsea, where he was appointed captain at the age of 18. He later played for the likes of Manchester United, Milan, Queens Park Rangers, and ...

                                               

Yvette Williams

Yvette Winifred Corlett was a New Zealand athlete. She won the gold medal in the womens long jump at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. This made her the first woman from her country to win an Olympic gold medal. She was also the first New Zea ...

                                               

Justin Wilson

Justin Boyd Wilson was a British professional open-wheel driver. Just before his death, he was competing part-time in the IndyCar Series, driving the No. 25 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Earlier, he competed in the Champ Car series from 2004–07, ...

                                               

Ralph Wilson

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. was the founder and the owner of NFLs Buffalo Bills. The Ralph Wilson Stadium is named after him. Wilson was born in Columbus, Ohio. He was raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Wilson studied at the University of Virginia and a ...

                                               

Rik Wilson

Richard William Wilson was an American sports trainer and retired professional ice hockey right winger. He played 7 seasons in the National Hockey League. Wilson played 5 seasons game with the St. Louis Blues and then joined the Calgary Flames fo ...

                                               

Hans Gunter Winkler

Hans Gunter Winkler was a German show jumping rider. He was born in Barmen, today part of Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia. He won four Olympic gold medals: two in 1956, one in 1960, and one in 1964. Winkler died on 9 July 2018 in Warendorf, Nor ...

                                               

Janusz Wojcik

Janusz Marek Wojcik was a Polish politician and former football player and coach. He was born in Warsaw. From 2005 to 2007, he was a member of the Sejm. He was a member of the Samoobrona. Wojcik played in several clubs at home and abroad, includi ...

                                               

Gump Worsley

Lorne John "Gump" Worsley was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. Born and raised in Montreal, he was given his nickname due to friends deciding he looked like comic-strip character Andy Gump. He died of a heart attack.

                                               

Wim Woudsma

Willem Woudsma was a Dutch footballer. He played as a defender. Woudsma was born in Nijverdal, Overijssel. He played in the Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie. He played for Go Ahead Eagles between 1976 and 1989. He spent his professional career for t ...

                                               

Bruce Yardley

Bruce Yardley was an Australian cricketer. He played for the national team in 33 Tests and seven ODIs from 1978 to 1983. He was best known for his off-spin bowling. In total, he bowled 126 Test wickets. He was a right-handed batsman, and scored f ...

                                               

Mike Yaschuk

Mike Yaschuk was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach. He played professionally in senior leagues in Canada and in the English League. Yaschuk was born in Ituna, Saskatchewan. He played junior with the St. Boniface Athletics and was the MJHL le ...

                                               

Nando Yosu

Fernando Trio Zabala, known as Nando Yosu, was a Spanish football midfielder and manager. His long career, as both a player and coach, was mainly associated with Racing de Santander. He played with Racing Santander from 1958 to 1962 and again fro ...

                                               

Vladimir Zabrodsky

Vladimir Zabrodsky was a Czechoslovak ice hockey player. He played centre. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He won a silver medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics and he was two-time world champion 1947, 1949. He was a member of the Internationa ...

                                               

Serhiy Zakarlyuka

Serhiy Volodymyrovych Zakarlyuka was a Ukrainian footballer and football manager. Zakarlyuka has played for a number of clubs in Ukraine and played for the Ukraine national team on 9 occasions between 2002 and 2004. On 6 October 2014, Zakarlyuka ...

                                               

Zarley Zalapski

Zarley Bennett Zalapski was a Canadian-Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta. He played from 1987 to 2010. He played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hartford Whalers, the Calgary Flames, the Montreal Canadien ...

                                               

Karl Zankl

Karl Zankl was an Austrian football player and coach. He played for Cricketer, Polizei SV and Wiener Sport-Club as midfielder. With Sport-Club he became Austrian champion 1922 and Cup winner 1923. During the Second World War he was engaged in a r ...

                                               

Larry Zeidel

Lazarus "Larry, Rock" Zeidel was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played 5 seasons in the NHL as well as 12 seasons in the AHL. Zeidel started his hockey career with the Barrie Flyers of the OHA for 28 games and then moved on to play ...

                                               

Astronomy

Astronomy meaning "star" and nomos meaning "law") is the scientific study of celestial bodies such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies. The imaginary patterns in the night sky are called constellations. The objects studied include stars, gala ...

                                               

Astrometry

Astrometry is a part of astronomy that has to do with measuring the motion of objects in space such as stars. Two main ways to measure these objects are proper motion and parallax. Proper motion is an object’s change in position over time when se ...

                                               

Celestial sphere

In astronomy and navigation, the celestial sphere is an imaginary sphere of a very large unspecified size. The earth and the sphere have the same centre: they are concentric. They also rotate upon the same axis. All objects in the sky can be thou ...

                                               

History of astronomy

Greek philosophers, seeing the movement of heavenly bodies, developed models of the Universe based more on empirical evidence. The first model was proposed by Eudoxus of Cnidos. According to this model, space and time are infinite and eternal, th ...

                                               

Hubble Extreme Deep Field

The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field is an image of a small part of space in the center of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. It is in the direction of the constellation Fornax. The image shows the deepest optical view into space. The XDF image was released o ...

                                               

International Year of Astronomy

The year 2009 was named The International Year of Astronomy by the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO. It was a celebration of astronomy around the world with 141 countries taking part. "The Universe, Yours to Discover" was the official ...

                                               

Keplers Laws

Keplers laws of planetary motion are three laws that describe the motion of planets around the sun: The square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of the semi-major axis of its orbit. Planets move around the sun in ellip ...

                                               

Light curve

In astronomy, a light curve is a graph that shows the brightness of light from a celestial object or region, over a certain amount of time. The light is usually in a particular frequency interval or band. Light curves can be periodic, that is the ...