Van Cliburn

  • Van Cliburn dies at age 78

    2/27/13 1:58 PM Comment

    Van Cliburn skyrocketed to fame when he won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at age 23 in 1958, six months after the Soviets' launch of Sputnik embarrassed the U.S. and propelled the world into the space age.