Most influential Americans over 80 (cont’d)
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.