Skydiving in History

Events in Sport

  • 1987-04-18 An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air
  • 1987-04-19 Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1960-01-23 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1995-12-14 Rob Harris, sky surfer, dies while skydiving at 28
  • 1998-04-13 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfer (b. 1960)