Ashleigh Barty Has Become The First Indigenous Australian, In 41 Years, To Win The Wimbledon Women’s Singles Title. Barty Is The Second Australian To Win It After Her Mentor, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Won It In 1971 And 1980. Barty, A Junior Wimbledon Champion In 2011, Also Successfully Played Professional Cricket For The Brisbane Heat.
Phil Mickelson Has Made History As The Oldest Golfer To Win A Golf Major. He Was 50 Years, 11 Months, 8 Days When He Won The 2021 PGA Championship On 5/23/2021. This Win Implies A Total Of 29 Golfers Aged 40 And Above Have Won The Golf Major A Sum Total Of 39 Times. Mickelson Has 6 Major Golf Championships, Winning All But The US Open.
Nikkie de Jager Will Make History As The First Transgender Host Of The Eurovision Song Contest, As She Will Be One of This Year 2021 Competition Hosts. The 27-Year-Old Dutch Star, Known As NikkieTutorials On YouTube, Is A YouTube Star With About 3 Million Subscribers To Her Beauty Channel, Which Receives Over 1.4 Billion Video Views.
Dean Du Plessis, Born With Tumors Behind Both Retinas, Has Become The First Visually Impaired Commentator To Cover International Cricket. He Developed His Skills Via A Lifetime Of Listening To Cricket And His Ability To Recognise People By Sound, Touch, And Smell, Enabling The 44-Year-Old Zimbabwean To Become A Successful Broadcaster.
Rachael Blackmore, A 31-Year-Old Irishwoman, And A Professional Jockey Since 2015 Is Now The First Woman, Riding Minella Times, To Win Britain’s Grand National Horse Race–A Male-Dominated Sport. Blackmore Is The 20th Female Jockey To Compete In The Grand National Race Since 1839. And Women Have Only Being Permitted As Jockeys Since 1975.
Avatar Has Climbed Back To The Top As The Highest Earning Movie Of All Time. This Upset Is Due To Its Recent Re-release, This Weekend, In China. Avatar, At An Estimated $2,798,579,794, Beat The Current Chart Leader, Avengers: Endgame, Which Grossed About $2,797,501,328, Previously Surpassing Avatar After It Was Released In 2019.
Chloe Zhao Made History By Being One Of The Three Women Shortlisted For The Golden Globe Best Director Award. And Now, She Has Blazed Another Major Trail By Being The First Asian Woman And The Second Woman To Win The Golden Globe Best Director Award, After Barbra Streisand Won It In 1984. Congrats Chloe!
An American, Renee Capozzola, Has Become The First Female To Win The Title Of “The Underwater Photographer Of The Year.” She Won The 2021 Competition With Her Photo Submission, Entitled “Sharks’ Skylight,” Which Was Taken On The Pacific Island Of Moorea In August. Her Photo Bested 4,500 Submissions From Competitors Across 68 Countries.
Chloé Zhao–The Director Of “Nomadland,” Emerald Fennell–The Director Of “Promising Young Woman,” And Regina King–The Director Of “One Night In Miami,” Together, Have Made History In The 2021 Golden Globes Award, As This Will Be The First Time That More Than One Woman Is Nominated For The Best Director Award In A Single Year. Congrats!
Amanda Gorman, Who Is 22 Years Of Age, And Became America’s first-Ever National Youth Poet Laureate In 2017, Has Now Become The Youngest Poet To Ever Perform At A Presidential Inauguration For President Joe Biden. Her Poetry, The Hill We Climb, Which Was Delivered To The World, Calls For Unity And Togetherness. Pretty Impressive! And Congrats!
Sarah Thomas, 42, Will Make Another History As She Will Be The First Female To Officiate In The Super Bowl LV On February 7, 2021, In Tampa, Florida. She Previously Made History In 2015 As The First Female To Be Hired Full Time As An Official In The The National Football League (NFL). Congrats To Her.
Lionel Messi, In Saturday’s Draw Against Valencia, Has Equaled The Highest Number Of Goals Scored, For A Single Club, By The Legendary Pele. Pele Scored 643 Goals In 19 Seasons For Brazilian Side Santos Between 1956 And 1974. Messi Scored His First Goal For Barcelona In 2005 Against Albacete, And 643 Goals Across 17 Seasons And 748 Games.
A Woman, For The First Time, Has Been Appointed As The General Manager (GM) Of A Team Sports Operation In A Major Men’s Professional League In North America. Ms. Kim Ng, Age 51, Who Will Also Become The First Asian-American GM In The Baseball Major League History, Was Appointed As The General Manager For The Miami Marlins.
Jonny Davies, AkA Stunter Jonny, Has Broken The Wheelie World Speed Record, In August 2020, While Doing A Handlebar Wheelie At The Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship In North Yorkshire. Jonny, Age 28, From County Durham, North East England, Got Up To A Speed Of 109.2mph With His Legs Above The Handle Bar. Cool!
UK stunt motorcyclist sets new world record for fastest "highchair" wheelie in Elvington
Ansu Fati, Age 17 Years And 311 Days, Became Spain’s Youngest Goalscorer In The Soccer Match In Madrid, On Sunday (9/6/2020), Against Ukraine. Ansu, The Barcelona Player, Broke The 95-Year Record Set In 1925 By Juan Errazquin, Who Was 18 Years And 344 Days Old When He Struck Three Times Against Switzerland.
A Former NFL Player, Jason Wright, Age 38, Has Been Named The First Black President Of A Team In The National Football League (NFL). Jason Is Now The President Of Washington’s Football Team, Formerly Called The Washington Redskins. The Team, After Decades Of Backlash Over Its Former 87-Year-Old Name, Changed Its Name In July Of 2020.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, For The 2nd Year In A Row, Has Been Named The Highest-Paid Male Actor. The Rock Is Said To Have Earned $87.5m Btw 6/1/2019 And 6/1/2020. The 2nd And 3rd Positions Went To Ryan Reynolds ($71.5m) And Mark Wahlberg ($58m). Other Top 10 Male Earners Include, E.G., Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Will Smith, And Jackie Chan.
An American, Derrick Lewis, Aka “Black Beast,” Has Become The First UFC Heavyweight Fighter To Have The Most Knockouts In UFC Heavyweight History, With A Total Of 11 Knockouts. Derrick Cemented The Record By Knocking Out His Latest Opponent, Aleksei Oleinik, In The Second Round At The “UFC Vegas 6” Event On Saturday The 8th Of August 2020.
The World’s Longest Cartoon Show, According To The Guinness World Records, “Sazae-san,” Which First Aired In 1969, Has Been Interrupted By Coronavirus, Forcing The Broadcast Of Re-Runs For The First Time Since 1975. The 30 Minutes Show, Aired Sunday Nights, Is Said To Be Very Popular In Japan.
Gui Khury, Age 11, From Brazil Has Broken A Skateboarding World Record By Landing The First 1080-Degree Turn On A Vertical Ramp. This Comes 20 Years After The Legendary Tony Hawk Made The First 900-Degree Turn. Khury’s Success May Be Attributed To Lots Of Practice Due To School Closures, In Brazil, Because Of The Coronavirus Pandemic.
Brazil: 11-year-old makes skateboarding history with 1080-degree turn