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Notable Asian Americans
The following is a list of Asian Americans whose achievements were outstanding and their contributions to history were unique. Many more could be listed, but we only mentioned the more frequently asked personalities.
- Michael Chang
- Tennis Player; won 6 majors, won the French Open, 1989; was ranked #2 in the world in 1996.
- Steven Chu
- Nobel Prize Winner in physics, 1997.
- Connie Chung
- ABC News Correspondent; won three Emmy awards; joined CNN cable network for primetime anchor in 2002.
- David Ho
- Medical Scientist; named Time Man of the Year, 1996; found an AIDS treatment to be used in the first weeks of infection.
- Michelle Kwan
- Figure Skater; world champion.
- Sammy Lee
- Athlete, Physician; the first American-born Asian to win an Olympic gold medal in platform diving,1948.
- Tsung-Dao Lee
- Scientist, Physicist; won the Nobel Prize in physics with Chen Ning Yang,1957.
- Yuan T. Lee
- Chemist; shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry with Dudley R. Herschbach, 1986.
- Yama Lin
- Architect; designers of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
- Yo-Yo Ma
- Cellist; Winner of 1998 Best Classical Album Grammy Award.
- Ellison Onizuka
- Astronaut, NASA; participated in mission STS 51-L, Challenger, 1985.
- Amy Tan
- Author of Joy Luck Club and other books.
- Chang-Lin Tien
- Educator; former Chancellor of UC Berkeley.
- Samuel Ting
- Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, 1976.
- Tiger Woods
- Golfer; won 6 majors, won the Masters 1997; the Masters and Grand Slam, 2001; and currently ranked 1 in PGA.
- Kristi Yamaguchi
- Figure Skater; Olympic Gold Medallist, 1992.
- Jerry Yang
- Co-founder of Yahoo.com, 1994.