- 1972-08-31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
- 1976-07-18 Nadia Comăneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
- 1981-10-04 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest intl gymnastics participant
- 1984-07-31 US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
- 1991-09-07 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
- 1991-09-13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
- 1991-09-15 US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)