Most in­flu­en­tial Amer­i­cans over 80 (cont’d)

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Hugh Hefner pub­lished the first is­sue of Play­boy mag­a­zine in 1953. The sub­ver­sive brand quickly turned main­stream, and helped shape con­sumer de­sires, gen­der roles, and Amer­i­can cul­ture through­out the sec­ond half of the 20th cen­tury.

Sandy Ko­ufax is con­sid­ered one of the great­est left handed pitch­ers in base­ball his­tory. He is the youngest player to ever be in­ducted into the Base­ball Hall of Fame. He won nu­mer­ous awards, in­clud­ing three Cy Young Awards and Na­tional League pitcher Triple Crowns. Ko­ufax, who is Jewish, fa­mously re­fused to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series be­cause it fell on Yom Kip­pur. per­son­ally built houses for the home­less, fought to erad­i­cate dis­eases in Africa, and pro­moted democ­racy and world peace. In 2002, he was awarded the No­bel Peace Prize for his ded­i­ca­tion to peace, hu­man rights, and eco­nomic devel­op­ment.

Kather­ine Cole­man Goble John­son is best known for her work at NASA and her con­sid­er­able con­tri­bu­tions to aero­nau­tics. She cal­cu­lated the tra­jec­tory for the first U.S. mis­sion into space, and less than a decade later worked out the cal­cu­la­tions for the first moon land­ing. In 2015, she was awarded the coun­try’s high­est civil­ian hon­our, the Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom. Stuff,” and “The Bon­fire of the Van­i­ties,” Tom Wolfe has man­aged to re­main at the van­guard of Amer­i­can jour­nal­ism for over six decades. By em­ploy­ing fig­u­ra­tive lan­guage and em­pha­sis­ing a sub­jec­tive point of view, Wolfe laid the stylis­tic foun­da­tion for the lit­er­ary ap­proach to re­port­ing known as New Jour­nal­ism. While New Jour­nal­ism, as a col­lec­tive phe­nom­e­non, ended in the 1980s, Wolfe con­tin­ues to work as a pop­u­lar es­say­ist, jour­nal­ist, and au­thor to­day.

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