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Fidel Castro
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World Leader
    (August 13, 1926-November 25, 2016)
    Dictator of Cuba (1959-2008)
    Pitched for the Boston Red Sox minor league team (1957)
    U.S. recognized Castro as Prime Minister of Cuba (January 7, 1959)
    Reportedly Atheist
    Announced retirement as Cuban president after nearly 50 years (February 2008)
    He smoked cigars.
    He was Excommunicated from the Roman Catholic church.
    He didn't change his look in 50 years.
    He was imprisoned for leading an attack on Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba (1953)
    He was exiled to Mexico and the U.S. (1955).
    He returned to Cuba and led attacks against the government (1956-59).
    His relations with the U.S. broke down when he started expropriating US properties on Cuba for little compensation (1959-60).
    He broke diplomatic relations with the U.S. when he began dealing with Communist countries (1960).
    His people live in a closed society under a strict legal system.
    He allowed the U.S.S.R. to place nuclear weapons on his island, defying the Monroe Doctrine (1962).
    President Kennedy instituted a naval blockade against Cuba, until the missiles were removed from the island (October, 1962).
    He supported a number of communist revolutions in Africa and Latin America.
    His speeches were excessively long (many over 4 hours).
    He enslaved his nation for over 40 years.
    He held power in his country for over 40 years.
    He was left handed.
    He earned a degree in law.
    During the '60s, when it became popular to hijack planes and bring them to Cuba, he would have the hijackers arrested.
    He beat the U.S. C.I.A. backed invasion in the 'Bay of Pigs' incident (April 17, 1961).
    He holds the current longevity record as actual head of state (1959-2008).
    He correctly fought and won for the return of Elian Gonzalez to be reunited with his father (2000).
    He publicly fell down a flight of steps after giving an hour long speech at a graduation. He broke his arm and leg (October 21, 2004).
    He said that communism doesn't work when discussing Cuba's struggling economy with a reporter from 'The Atlantic' (September 2010).
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 311 Votes: 45.34% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 300 Votes: 42.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 201 Votes: 50.25% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 582 Votes: 64.26% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 663 Votes: 82.05% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 478 Votes: 56.49% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 212 Votes: 58.49% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 126 Votes: 54.76% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 1922 Votes: 68.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 1382 Votes: 78.65% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 495 Votes: 78.99% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 2014 Votes: 75.57% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 1527 Votes: 73.61% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1208 Votes: 79.47% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 369 Votes: 77.51% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 995 Votes: 75.88% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1386 Votes: 71.93% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 2146 Votes: 68.27% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1116 Votes: 69.89% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 3891 Votes: 77.85% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6224 Votes: 73.65% Annoying
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