Cross Country Skiing in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1908-02-03 Oddbjorn Hagen, Norway, cross country jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1917-07-24 Simon Slattvik, Norway, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1920-05-17 Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1921-01-01 Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)
  • 1924-12-14 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1925-01-04 Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)
  • 1929-02-10 Hallgeir Brenden, Norway, 15K/18K cross country (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
  • 1937-08-20 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1939-01-17 Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)
  • 1939-11-11 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1941-02-01 Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1951-06-24 Ivar Formo, Norway, 50K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1952-02-29 Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92)
  • 1952-07-08 Ulrich Wehling, German DR, cross country (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1955-08-10 Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier (Oly-gold-1984)
  • 1956-03-27 Thomas Wassberg, Sweden, 15K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1980)
  • 1958-08-01 Tor Håkon Holte, Norwegian cross country skier
  • 1960-10-14 John Aalberg, Orland Norway, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1961-05-29 Todd Boonstra, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963-07-30 Ingrid Butts, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963-09-09 Leslie Thompson, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • 1965-02-03 Dorcas Wonsavage, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1965-12-26 Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1966-03-08 Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1969-09-27 Laura Wilson, Utica NY, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1970-01-06 Kerrin Petty, Townshend Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1970-09-29 Luke Bodensteiner, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1970-10-14 Nina Kemppel, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1971-11-02 Pete Vordenberg, Rota Spain, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • 1976-04-10 Sara Renner, Canadian cross country skier

Deaths in Sport

  • 2005-01-10 Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
  • 2010-09-07 Amar Garibović, Serbian Cross Country Skier (b. 1991)