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11.20.2008

Dionisio Calvo




Dionisio Calvo

  • 1st Filipino enshrined as a contributor in the Fédération Internationale de Basketball Hall of Fame (FIBA, 2007)
  • 1st Filipino Secretary-General of the Asian Basketball Confederation (1963-67)
  • Founder of the Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA, 1938)
  • Co-Founder of the Asian Basketball Confederation (1960)
  • "Father of Philippine Basketball"

ALIAS
"Chito"


DATE OF BIRTH
November 20, 1903

BIRTHPLACE
Manila, Philippines


YEAR OF DEATH
December 9, 1977


USEFUL LINKS

FIBA Hall of Fame Inductee: Dionisio Calvo
Fiba enshrines Calvo into Hall of Fame
Wikipedia Article on Dionisio Calvo
NCAA diamond jubilee on Oct. 27

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  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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