John McEnroe is a former professional tennis player. He was World No. 1 between 1980 and 1985 on 14 occasions. McEnroe was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1999.
John Patrick McEnroe was born in Wiesbaden, Hessen, West Germany in 1959. His father was at the time serving in Germany with the United States Air Force. The McEnroe family moved to New York when John was a year old. Interested in sports from a young age McEnroe began playing tennis when he was eight years old.
At age 18 McEnroe reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 1977. He went on to win several Grand Slam singles and doubles. He became famous for his sometimes volatile court behaviour. McEnroe retired in 1992 and began his career as a television commentator.
John McEnroe was born in the year 1959 On This Day.