Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. There are many prominent Italian-Americans in sports. ). C. Prof. Linda Gorman, NCC, "Famous Female Italian-Americans in Sports". He is best known for his great works: Decameron, On Famous Women and Poetry, in Italian Vernacular. He took over the reins as … She also has seven World Cup victories to her name and is at three-time European Champion. Swimmer Eric Shanteau's cancer story is one of perseverance and dedication. Di Caprio’s father is a fourth generation American. Feng Li / Getty Images. Gianluigi Buffon is the only active player on this list and is still going strong at the age of 42! Dozens have been governors of states, including Andrew Cuomo of New York. ... "Famous Female Italian-Americans in Sports" Audience participation 10:45 to 11:00 Break . An accomplished athlete, Puleo was the dominant middleweight of the 1960s, winning the National Championship in 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967 and 1968 while becoming Pan American … Early Years. Italian engineer, recipient of a Nobel Prize in physics and famous for having invented the wireless telegraphy. B. Prof Michael Pelliccia, NCC. The Italian foil fencer is not only stunning, but a champion as well, taking home gold in the 2012 Olympics. The man popularly known as Lewy was big in Polish football, but when he scored 4 goals against the famous Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals the whole of Poland literally went crazy. Buttercup Dickerson, first Italian in MLB; Ernie DiGregorio, basketball player; Dom DiMaggio, Major League baseball player; Joe DiMaggio, Major League baseball player; Vince DiMaggio, Major League baseball player; Angelo Dundee, boxing cornerman; Johnny Dundee, boxer; Lou Duva, boxing trainer The second part of our blog to unearth some of the greatest Italian-American sporting personalities focuses on more great athletes who have shook America with their sporting prowess. “The Italian American Moment in Boxing”, Prof. Linda Gorman, NCC, "Famous Female Italian-Americans in Sports", Prof. Jack Bilello, Dowling College, “Vince Lombardi and Italian Americans in Football”, Prof. Robert St. Angelo, NCC, From Sarazen to Mediate: Italian American Professional Golfers, Italian American Athletes: The Fan's Perspectives and Audience Participation, Profs. Wherever one may find an American of Italian ancestry! Massachusetts has also produced such Italian-American athletes as Rocky Marciano, Tony Conigliaro and Joseph Bellino. If you go National Italian … Antonio Meucci (1808 – 1889) Now considered the first inventor of the telephone even if Graham Bell was the first to patent the invention. Here are 14 famous Italian scientists listed according to their year of birth: 1. And when Mario won his final IndyCar race, he became the only driver to have won the championship in four different decades. At the first place we find Laura Pausini, one of the most popular Italian singers in our country and even in the world. Session II 11:00-11:30 . A. Prof. John DeSpagna, NCC “New York Yankees Italian American Team”. More. Famous Italian-Australians Italian-Australians have been a presence in Australia since its earliest days as a British colony, but the largest influx of Italian immigrants occurred after World War II. The Sad and Gruelling Tale Behind The Lynching of Italian Americans, Saving Bites of History for The Future – The Italian American Museum, The True Italian American Lifestyle According to The Sopranos, Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 3, Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 2, Famous Italian-American Sportsmen – Part 1, Famous Italian American Film Directors – Part 2, Famous Italian American Film Directors – Part 1, The History of the Italian Roots of the New York Police Department – Part 2, The History of the Italian Roots of the New York Police Department – Part 1. Raised in an Irish-American Catholic family, Tom Brady has become one of the most recognizable Irish-American athletes of his generation. Titanic is the most known film and Leonardo di Caprio is its undisputed most famous and most … He is famous in both American and Native American history mostly for his major victory at the Battle of Little Bighorn against Custer, where his ‘premonition’ of defeating them became reality. Famous People From Italy. His boxing record is almost beyond compare and he held the heavyweight title for four years between 1952 to 1956. Monica Bellucci. 20 September 1934. Mexico City, 1968: Civil-rights protest. By 1970, there was no discernible economic or educational difference between Italian Americans and the rest of society. Dr. Kenneth Saunders, Acting President Nassau Community College, Dr. Salvatore J. LaGumina, Director of Center for Italian American Studies, Prof. John DeSpagna, NCC “New York Yankees Italian American Team”, Prof Michael Pelliccia, NCC. Famous athletes are Alberto Tomba, Deborah Compagnoni and Isolde Kostner. Robert is right now one of the main celebrities in Poland. In "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice," a documentary set to premiere later this year, writer and director Deborah Riley Draper tells the story of these athletes who found success despite competing in a country with the world's most extreme Aryan supremacy … In 2005 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Willie Pep might not be the most recognizable name in world boxing, but this amazing Italian-American has a quite unbelievable record in the sport.