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Spinks, Leon, Jr., 1953-2021

LC control no.no2008116342
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Personal name headingSpinks, Leon, Jr., 1953-2021
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Variant(s)Spinks, Leon, 1953-
Spinks, Lee, 1953-2021
Other standard no.21961368
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1953-07-11
Death date2021-02-05
Place of birthSaint Louis (Mo.)
Place of deathHenderson (Nev.)
Field of activityBoxers (Sports) Olympic athletes
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Found inLeon Spinks and me, 2008: t.p. (Leon Spinks) p. ix (Leon; Lee) p. 4 of cover (Leon Spinks, Jr.; Olympic gold medalist, former light heavyweight, heavyweight and cruiserweight champion of the world) p. 79 (married Betty, July 1988)
OCLC, Aug. 11, 2008 (hdg.: Spinks, Leon; Spinks, Leon, 1953- ; usage: Leon Spinks)
Wikipedia, Aug. 11, 2008 (Leon Spinks; b. July 11, 1953, St. Louis, Mo.; former boxer)
New York times, Feb. 8, 2021: in an obituary on page B7 (Leon Spinks Jr., born July 11, 1953 in St. Louis [Mo.], died Friday [Feb. 5] in Henderson, Nev., aged 67; scored one of boxing's greatest upsets when he defeated Muhammad Ali to capture the heavyweight championship in February 1978, but lost his crown in a rematch seven months later and never again found glory in the ring; burst into view when he won the Olympic light-heavyweight gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Games)
Not found inISNI, 14 Feb. 2021