Base Jumping in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1941-04-03 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (d. 1984)
  • 1972-04-14 Dean Potter, American free climber and BASE jumper, born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (d. 2015)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1984-07-07 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
  • 2015-05-16 Dean Potter, American free climber and BASE jumper, dies in a BASE jumping accident at Yosemite National Park, aged 43