Ashe, Arthur

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Name
Ashe, Arthur Gender: M
Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr.
born on 10 July 1943 at 12:55 (= 12:55 PM )
Place Richmond, Virginia, 37n33, 77w28
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 17°33' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°46 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 11°27'



Arthur Ashe

Biography

American tennis champ, the first black athlete to win a major tennis championship in the U.S., the National Men's Singles in 1968. He was a champion at Wimbledon in 1975. Delayed by foot surgery in February 1977, he came back to competition the following year to earn $260,000 in prize money.

Raised in the iron-clad grip of legal segregation governing Virginia of the '40s and '50s, Ashe lost his mother at age six. Taking up tennis with total dedication, he tenaciously broke through a white dominion to become the first and only black man to win one of the game's Grand Slam titles when, at 25, he won the U.S. Open. Proving his championship ability at Wimbledon, he defeated the supposedly invincible Jimmy Connors, playing one of the most innovative matches of his career and one of the more influential matches in tennis history.

He married photographer Jeanne Moutousamy in March 1977; their daughter Camera, whom he totally adored, was born in 1986. He had a heart attack on 7/31/1979, and heart by-pass surgery on 6/22/1983, effectively ending his sports career. Life had selected him for a broader message, that of his calm dignity and abiding belief in humanity.

As early as 1973, Ashe made a visit to South Africa, grateful that he "could be a rally point" for struggling South Africans. By the '80s, he was actively engaged in the anti-apartheid movement. In 1982, Ashe was invited to join the board of directors of insurance giant Aetna Life and Casualty, providing insights into company policy, management and programs.

When teaching a class on African-Americans and sports, he was disturbed to find there was no suitable text on the subject, so he wrote a three-volume history of black athletes, "A Hard Road To Glory," 1988. He wrote that, "At some point, each individual is responsible for his or her fate. At some point, one cannot blame history. Does the legacy of slavery explain why Mr. Jones eased into class 10 minutes late this morning?"

In August 1988, he had his first indication that something was wrong when he lost the feeling his right hand. Fearing a stroke, he had exploratory surgery on 9/09/1988 in which they found toxoplasmosis. He was told that he had been given AIDS tainted blood in a transfusion during his 1983 heart surgery. His wife and daughter are both HIV negative. When "ousted" by the press, he took a stand on his own terms, forming the Arthur Ashe AIDS Foundation. On 4/08/1992, he announced his condition publicly.

Ashe finished proofreading the galleys of his autobiography, "Days of Grace," two days before he died of AIDS on 2/06/1993, 3:13 PM EST, New York. He was highly respected and greatly mourned.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death of Mother 1949 (Mom died)
  • Work : Prize 1968 (National men's Singles)
  • Work : Prize 1975 (Wimbledon)
  • Health : Medical procedure 15 February 1977 (Foot surgery)
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  • Relationship : Marriage March 1977 (Jeanne Moutousamy)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 22 June 1983 (Heart by-pass surgery)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 22 June 1983 (Given AIDS-tainted blood)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1986 (Daughter born)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1988 (A Hard Road To Glory)
  • Health : Medical procedure 9 September 1988 (Brain surgery)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 10 September 1988 (Told that he had AIDS)
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  • Social : Secrets revealed 8 April 1992 (Announced to media that he had AIDS)
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  • Death by Disease 6 February 1993 at 3:13 PM in New York, NY (AIDS, age 49)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts

(In a radio interview, he stated, "I'm going to be 32 today at 13:55," )

Posthumous autobiography, "Days of Grace," written with Arnold Rampersad

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (Strength of character)
  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Aids
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Attack)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Foot, heart by-pass surgery)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age six when mom died)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (16 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Very happy
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Parenting : Extraordinarily nurturing
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Vocation : Business : Insurance fields (Aetna Life & Casualty)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (History of black sports)
  • Vocation : Sports : Tennis
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Wimbledon, U.S. Open, others)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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