Born: October 16, 1962
Died: June 19, 2010
Biography: Manute Bol was a Sudanese-born basketball player and activist. At 7 ft 7 in tall, Bol was one of the tallest players ever to appear in the National Basketball Association, along with Gheorghe Mureşan. Bol was officially measured at 7 feet, 6 3/4 inches tall by the Guinness Book of World Records. Bol is believed to have been born on October 16, 1962 in either Turalei or Gogrial, Sudan.