Tex Rickard

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Birthday
2, 1870
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Death Date
Jan 6, 1929 (59)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1870
Birthplace
Kansas City, MO
Death Date
Jan 6, 1929 (59)

About

One of boxing's greatest promoters, he also built New York's Madison Square Garden and founded the Rangers hockey team.

Before Fame

He was a cowboy in Texas. Then, during the Yukon gold rush, he mined gold, gambled it away, and set up a casino in Goldfield, Nevada promoting a boxing match taking place inside to attract visitors.

Trivia

After getting permission to stage live events at Madison Square Garden, he began construction of the third incarnation of the famous building.

Family Life

He was born in Kansas City, Missouri and moved with his family to Texas at age five.

Associated With

One of his business partners in constructing MSG was the grandfather of World Wrestling Federation's founder Vince McMahon.