Shooting in History

Events in Sport

  • 1880-09-07 Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters
  • 2009-11-05 US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan (US Army Medical Corps) killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1862-02-27 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
  • 1868-08-25 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter
  • 1891-09-26 Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic-gold-1912, 20)
  • 1900-03-04 Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • 1910-11-30 Paul Cerutti, Monaco, trap shooter, disqualified for drugs in 76 oly
  • 1935-08-25 Lones Wigger, shooter (Oly-gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1945-04-19 Nuria Ortiz, Mexico, skeet shooter (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1945-06-12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1947-12-25 Connie Petracek, Chambersburg PA, pistol shooter (Olympics 92, 96)
  • 1949-06-20 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1952-07-09 Rod Boll, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-96), born in Fillmore, Saskatchwan
  • 1957-11-19 George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)
  • 1959-06-30 Michel Dion, Canadian Rifle shooter (Olympics-24-92, 96), born in Quebec City, Qu├ębec
  • 1962-03-04 Brant Ian Woodward, Hurstville NZ, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1962-04-02 Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Oly-16th-1996)
  • 1963-03-02 Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter
  • 1965-10-06 Cynthia Meyer, NY, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1966-08-27 Deena Wigger, Colorado Springs CO, US shooter (Olympic-92)
  • 1973-03-24 Josh Lakatos, trap shooter (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1974-06-07 Jason Caswell, Winnipeg Manitoba, Skeet shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1974-11-20 Kirk Reynolds, Outlook Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1975-09-18 Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter
  • 1977-10-07 Clayton Miller, trap shooter (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979-07-16 Kim Rhode, American double trap and skeet shooter (Olympic Gold: 1996, 2004 & 2012), born in Whittier, California

Olympic Gold Shooter Kim Rhode
Olympic Gold Shooter
Kim Rhode
  • 1981-07-09 Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
  • 1982-09-28 Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter

Deaths in Sport

  • 1937-01-28 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)