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Hasely Crawford was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and

Tobago, one of the eleven children of Lionel and Phyllis
Crawford, and began pursuing athletics at the age of 17.
Hasely Crawford ran for Eastern Michigan University
under coach Bob Parks during his college years. He is a
six-time Trinidad and Tobago 100 metres champion, and
won the 200 metre title in 1976. He debuted
internationally in 1970, winning a bronze medal in the
100 metres at the Commonwealth Games. Only two years
later, he surprisingly qualified for the 100 metres final of
the Olympics in Munich, but pulled his hamstring after 20
metres and failed to finish.
A stadium was renamed in his honour in 2001

Hasely Crawford Stadium


V.S. Naipaul was born on 17 August 1932 in the small

town of Chaguanas on Trinidad's Gulf of Paria seaboard, a
scant ten miles south of the Northern Range. He was the
second child and first son born to mother Droapatie and
father Seepersad Naipaul.
Naipaul is known for the wistfully comic early novels of
Trinidad, the bleaker novels of a wider world remade by
the passage of peoples, and the vigilant chronicles of his
life and travels, all written in characteristic, widely
admired, prose.
In 2001, V. S. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize in

Sir V. S. Naipaul receiving his Nobel Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at the
Stockholm Concert Hall, 10 December 2001.


Dwight Yorke, born 3 November 1971 in Canaan, Tobago,

is a Trinidad and Tobago former football player. He played
for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers,
Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland. He was the
assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national
team until the completion of the qualifying matches for
the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Along with Russell Latapy and Pat Jennings, Yorke holds

the record number of participations in different World Cup
competitions, including qualifying stages six in total
(1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010). Yorke was
nicknamed The Smiling Assassin because of his goal
scoring abilities and his constant smile.
A stadium named after Dwight Yorke was constructed for
the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship which was
hosted by Trinidad and Tobago


David Rudder was born May 6, 1953 in Belmont, Trinidad.

David Rudder is one of the most successful calypsonians
of all time.

In 1988 Rudder released what is widely considered his

best album to date, Haiti, which included the title track, a
tribute to the glory and suffering of Haiti; "Engine Room",
which captured the energy of the steel band; and "Rally
'Round the West Indies", which became the anthem of
West Indies cricket.
In 1986 he came to prominence on Andy Narell's album
The Hammer, which produced two big hits: "The
Hammer" (a tribute to the late pannist Rudolph Charles)
and "Bahia Girl". This was followed in 1987 with "Calypso
Music", a brilliant encapsulation of the history of calypso
In 2008, Rudder did a Soca collaboration with fellow
Trinidadian Machel Montano, "Oil and Music" on Machel's
2007 album Flame On. His musicis heard all over the
world from Panama City Panama to New Dehil India.