Elena Dementieva

In a surprise ceremony held right after her last match at the WTA Championships in Doha Elena Dementieva announced her retirement from professional tennis.

Today Kanzi turns 30. Kanzi isn’t a human being according to the definition accepted by most people who belong to the species homo sapiens, in fact he is a bonobo, an ape scientifically called pan paniscus. The bonobo is very similar to the chimpanzee so it’s one of homo sapiens’ cousins.

Pelé

Today Edison “Edson” Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, turns 70. Among the nicknames he was given there are for example “O Rei” (the king) and “Pérola Negra” (black pearl).