But he was a sports figure first and foremost, and died so early in 2020, he became the first in a parade of sports idols to undergo sports this year. Within six weeks Major League Baseball lost an entire wing of its Hall of Fame. Tom sewer (Another Kovid casualty), Low brock, Bob gibson, White ford And Joe Morgan. The Green Bay Packers lost four stalwarts under the leadership of coach Vince Lombardi to the team’s brilliant years: Willie davis, Willie wood, Herb Adderley And Paul hornung, Hall of Famers all. Gayle Sayers, One of the NFL’s biggest running backs, left the Chicago Beret. And Mickey wright, Who some described as the greatest player ever in women’s golf, died at the age of 85.
A fellow coach who competed and perhaps surpassed Lombardi for greatness, Don shula, Who died in May, still holds an NFL record 347 for total wins. And earlier this month gold medal Olympians and good ambassadors Pick up johnson Gone, his death was a few weeks later dazzled by the glare Diego Maradona, One of the two greatest players in the history of football, is his friend Pelé from Brazil.
Reasons to fight
The competitive game of politics suffered John lewis, Who shed blood on a bridge in Selma in 1965, but unsuccessfully fought the civil rights for Congress and never gave up.
Mr. Lewis liked to talk about making “good trouble”, as he did – to combine it with powers that are in the name of a just cause. He was not alone in that. In the civil rights struggle this year, he was in arms with two of his brothers. In the case of The rave whistleThe death came the same day it came to Mr. Lewis on 17 July. The Rev. Joseph E. Lowy Before them in March.
Was across the ocean Daughter williams, Who took to the streets and halls of power to curb violence in Northern Ireland (trouble is that no one would say good), earning a share of the Nobel Peace Prize. Thik Kwang DoThe father of a banned Buddhist church in Vietnam faced decades of prison, house arrest and internal deportation, instead of being presented to communist officials.
In America, the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. HarrisThe first woman to be ordained as a bishop in the Episcopal Church of the United States sought to open doors to the hierarchy of the church, even widening more women and black people (like her) and gay people for going. Debra White Plum Fight for power for a lifetime – be it government, corporate or police – hold on to the rights of Native Americans. And activist, journalist and podcaster Monica roberts Told stories of transgender people 14 years ago at a time when no one in mainstream society wanted to hear them.