Running in History (Part 2)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 295

  • 1950-08-07 David James Wottle, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1950-08-16 Hasely Crawford, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1950-09-12 Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
  • 1951-01-23 Margaret Johnson Bailes, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-01-25 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympics 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • 1951-01-26 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1951-02-25 Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
  • 1951-07-20 Larry Black, 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951-11-02 Kathy Hammond, US, 400m runner (Olympics-bronze-1972)
  • 1951-12-03 Danger Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1952-06-28 Pietro Mennea, Italian runner (200m world record), (d. 2013)
  • 1952-07-26 Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1952-09-05 Graham Salmon, blind runner (fastest 100m by a blind man)
  • 1952-09-29 Monika Zehrt, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1952-11-21 Eamonn Coghlan, Ireland, 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)
  • 1952-11-23 Francie Larrieu Smith, US, 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
  • 1953-02-13 Suleiman Nyambui, Tanzanian runner (world record 5k indoor)
  • 1953-03-26 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1953-08-17 Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)
  • 1953-09-06 Mohammed Kedir, Ethiopia, 10k runner (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • 1953-09-27 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-11-28 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1954-09-20 Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1954-10-29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-01-18 Mable Fergerson, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-10-09 Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)
  • 1956-01-07 Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-02-13 Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner

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1956-05-12 Homer Simpson, fictional character from the long running television show "The Simpsons", born in Springfield

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  • 1956-07-08 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Fresno, California
  • 1956-07-15 Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
  • 1956-09-29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1956-12-27 Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)
  • 1957-03-08 Ruth Wysocki, American 800m/1500m runner, born in Alhambra, California
  • 1957-03-28 Harvey Glance, Pheonix City Ala, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1957-04-15 Evelyn Ashford, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1957-06-09 Elly van Holly, running star (3k indoor world record)
  • 1957-12-27 James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)
  • 1958-02-28 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)
  • 1958-05-02 Kim Jones, Sonoma California, 5k runner
  • 1958-10-13 Dwayne Evans, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1958-11-28 Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1959-01-10 Chandra Cheesborough, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-84), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1959-04-02 Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, American 5K runner, born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-12-21 Florence Griffith Joyner, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-01-26 Jeanette Bolden, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-04-02 Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992
  • 1960-05-10 Merlene Ottey, Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics)
  • 1960-05-27 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1960-06-19 Johnny Lee Gray, Jr, 800m runner (Olympics-7th-1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-07-01 Lynn Jennings, Princeton NJ, 5k runner
  • 1960-07-06 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Greenwood Ms, 200m/400m runner (Olympic-gold-84)
  • 1960-09-20 Alice Regina Brown, Jackson MS, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
  • 1960-10-14 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • 1960-11-01 Said Aquita, runner (Oly-gold/bronze-1984)
  • 1960-11-02 Saïd Aquita, Morocco, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1960-11-06 Lance Kerwin, (James at 15, The Loneliest Runner), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1961-02-21 Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
  • 1961-03-31 Ron Brown, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-06-14 Grace Jackson, St Ann Jamaica, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1961-11-30 Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1961-12-30 Ben Johnson, Falmouth, Jamaica, Canadian 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988-disqualified)
  • 1962-01-06 Philip Brown, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1962-04-27 PattiSue Plumer, Covina, California, American 3k runner (Gold-Seattle '90)
  • 1962-04-29 Robert Druppers, runner (world record 1 km indoor)
  • 1962-08-01 Joetta Clark, 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1962-08-06 Thomas Jefferson, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1962-08-08 Charmaine Crooks, Mandeville JAM, Can 800m runner (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1962-12-27 Timothy Hacker, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1963-03-12 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1963-03-23 Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)
  • 1963-06-20 Kirk Baptiste, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1963-07-20 Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile)
  • 1963-08-22 Thomas Ansberry, Okinawa Japan, US 10K runner
  • 1963-08-28 Regina Marie Jacobs, 800m/1500m runner (Olympics-10th-1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963-11-25 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • 1964-02-10 Sam Graddy, Gaffney SC, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1964-05-24 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)
  • 1964-06-08 Butch [Harry Lee] Reynolds Jr, 4X400m runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1964-06-08 Nelli [Antoinette HC] Fiere-Cooman, Neth, runner (WR 60 m in 7.00)
  • 1964-06-11 Kim Gallagher, 800m runner (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964-06-26 Alison Wyeth, Isle 1.5k/5k runner, born in West Middlesex, England
  • 1964-07-11 Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1964-07-19 Gina Procaccio, Drexel Hills Pennsylvania, 5k runner
  • 1964-08-08 Harry Lee "Butch" Reynolds, US, 400m runner (world record)
  • 1964-09-23 Diane Dixon, American 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964-10-02 Sheila Echols, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1964-11-09 Leah Pells, 1.5k runner (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1965-01-01 Andrew O Valmon, 400m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-01-06 Christine Wachtel, E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
  • 1965-05-01 Jon Warren, 1.5k runner, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1965-05-20 Bruno Marie-Rose, French runner (world record 200 m indoor)
  • 1965-05-31 Annette Renee Peters, [nee Hand], Reno Nevada, 1500/3000 runner
  • 1965-10-15 Daniel Held, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1965-11-17 Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1966-10-10 Elana Meyer, [van Zyl], South Africa, runner (Olympics-silver-92)
  • 1966-11-01 Danny Everett, 4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1967-01-24 Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe California, 10k runner
  • 1967-01-29 Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
  • 1967-05-14 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, 400m runner, born in Des Moines, Iowa

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