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The Rest of the Best Comebacks in History (#s 7-25)

Posted by davidaarongray on April 13, 2013 at 6:20 AM

For those of you keeping score at home, the story of General William T. Sherman was my pick for the 6th best comeback in history. 

Instead of writing a lengthy piece on each of the remaining comeback stories, I decided to simply list them below. Most (if not all) of the individuals listed from #7 - #25 (along with their stories of redemption) should be fairly familiar.


First a quick recap of #1 - #6:

1) Napoleon Bonaparte (Emperor of France)

2) Louis Winthorpe III (Character, film Trading Places, 1983)

3) Bill Clinton (42nd President of the U.S.)

4) George Foreman (Professional boxer and entrepreneur)

5) Andy Dufresne (Character from The Shawshank Redemption, 1994)

6) William Tecumseh Sherman (Union General during American Civil War)

The rest of the best:

7)     Martha Stewart (Business magnate, author, magazine publisher, television personality and quite possibly Thor, the God of Thunder)

8)     Robert Downey Jr. (Actor)

9)     Mario Lemieux (NHL Hall of Famer)

10)   Sandy Weil (Former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup)

11)   Nelson Mandela (Former President of South Africa)

12)   Michael Milken (Business financier and philanthropist)

13)   Andre Agassi (Professional tennis player)

14)   Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Character in The Wrestler)

15)   Richard M. Nixon (37th President of the U.S.)

16)   Neal Patrick Harris (Actor)

17)   Maximus Decimus Meridius (General of Northern Roman Legions during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius)

18)   Michael Bloomberg (American business magnate, politician and philanthropist)

19)   Edward Kennedy (United States Senator from Massachusetts)

20)   Lasse Virén (Finnish former long-distance runner, winner of four gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics)

21)   O.J. Anderson (Former NY Giant backup running back and winner of Superbowl XXV MVP award)

22)   Winston Churchill (Two time Prime Minister of Great Britain)

23)   Richard "Dicky" Eklund Jr. (American professional boxer and "The Pride of Lowell")

24)   Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (Former Governor of South Carolina from 2003 to 2011)

25)   Michael Jordan (Professional basketball player and entrepreneur)


Categories: Top Comebacks of All Time

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