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October 2022

Birthday of GM John Shaw (16-x-1968)

October 16
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GM John Shaw, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN offers birthday greetings to GM John Shaw John K Shaw was born on Wednesday, October 16th, 1968. On this day Americans Tommie Smith (gold 19.83 WR) and John Carlos (bronze) famously give the Black Power salute on the 200m medal podium during the Mexico City Olympics to protest racism and injustice against African-Americans. John was born in Irvine, North Ayrshire in Scotland. He became a FIDE Master in 1994 at the age of 26. Five years later in 1999…

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October 2023

Birthday of GM John Shaw (16-x-1968)

October 16, 2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of October, repeating indefinitely

GM John Shaw, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN offers birthday greetings to GM John Shaw John K Shaw was born on Wednesday, October 16th, 1968. On this day Americans Tommie Smith (gold 19.83 WR) and John Carlos (bronze) famously give the Black Power salute on the 200m medal podium during the Mexico City Olympics to protest racism and injustice against African-Americans. John was born in Irvine, North Ayrshire in Scotland. He became a FIDE Master in 1994 at the age of 26. Five years later in 1999…

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