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1892: Birth of Emmett Blankenship
1892: Birth of Emmett Blankenship
Apr 6 all-day
1892: Birth of Emmett Blankenship
William Emmett Blankenship was born in Olden, Missouri, an unincorporated area north of West Plains, on April 6th, 1892. He won the world pool title on his first attempt in 1916. Blankenship was the first[...]
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1911: The Birth of UJ Puckett
1911: The Birth of UJ Puckett
Apr 7 all-day
1911: The Birth of UJ Puckett
Utley Puckett, better known to the pool world as hustler U.J. Puckett, was born in 1911 and died 81 years later, on June 22, 1992. In life he knew fame and fortune as a professional[...]
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1996: Strickland Runs 11 Racks for Million-Dollar Prize
1996: Strickland Runs 11 Racks for Million-Dollar Prize
Apr 11 all-day
1996: Strickland Runs 11 Racks for Million-Dollar Prize
On April 11, 1996, Earl Strickland ran 11 consecutive racks to win the “Dallas Million-Dollar Challenge.”¬† Conducted during the first Professional CueSports Association tournament in 1996, in Dallas Texas, the challenged include rules stipulating that[...]
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1819: Birth of Michael Phelan, Father of American Pool
1819: Birth of Michael Phelan, Father of American Pool
Apr 18 all-day
Michael Phelan, father of American pool, born on April 18th, 1819 Castle Comer, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
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1863: Birth of Alfredo De Oro
1863: Birth of Alfredo De Oro
Apr 28 all-day
Alfredo de Oro born on April 28, 1863 in Manzanillo, Cuba.
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