Olympic Sports (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 276

  • 1960-02-28 US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada
  • 1960-08-25 17th summer olympics opens in Rome
  • 1960-08-27 Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
  • 1960-09-02 Tamara & Irina Press (USSR) become 1st sisters to win olympic gold
  • 1960-09-05 Cassius Clay wins Olympic light heavyweight gold medal
  • 1960-09-07 Ljudmila Shevcova runs female olympic record 800m (2:04.3)
  • 1960-09-10 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:15:16.2)
  • 1960-09-11 17th Olympic games close in Rome Italy
  • 1963-10-18 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
  • 1964-02-02 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
  • 1964-05-20 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
  • 1964-08-18 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
  • 1964-10-10 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • 1964-10-21 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • 1964-10-23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1964-10-24 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1964-10-25 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • 1966-06-20 66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in SF
  • 1968-02-05 Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
  • 1968-02-10 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
  • 1968-10-12 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1968-10-12 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
  • 1968-10-16 During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • 1968-10-18 US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
  • 1968-10-20 Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)

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1968-10-26 George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1968-10-27 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1970-05-15 South-Africa excluded from Olympic play
  • 1972-08-22 Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.
  • 1972-08-26 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
  • 1972-08-31 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
  • 1972-08-31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
  • 1972-09-04 US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
  • 1972-09-05 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972-09-06 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
  • 1972-09-10 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • 1972-09-10 Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
  • 1972-09-10 US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)
  • 1972-09-12 Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
  • 1973-09-13 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics
  • 1973-11-14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins
  • 1973-12-12 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
  • 1976-02-11 John Curry wins the UK’s 1st Olympic gold medal in figure skating; the country's 1st medal for 12 years at the winter games
  • 1976-02-13 American Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1976-07-17 21st modern Olympic games opens in Montreal: 25 African teams (later rising to 33 nations) boycott the games due to New Zealand playing rugby in apartheid South Africa
  • 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.
  • 1976-07-30 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1976-07-31 Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)
  • 1976-08-01 21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada
  • 1976-08-31 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 18th Olympics Marathon (2:09:55.0)
  • 1977-01-11 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • 1977-04-15 1st baseball game at Montreal's Olympic Stadium
  • 1979-09-26 1984 summer LA Olympic coverage sold to ABC for $225 million
  • 1979-11-26 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years

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1980-01-20 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980-01-25 Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
  • 1980-02-15 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 500m in 38.03 sec
  • 1980-02-16 Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7:02.29 (Olympic Record)
  • 1980-02-19 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18
  • 1980-02-21 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1500m in 1:55.44

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1980-02-22 USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1980-02-23 Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics
  • 1980-02-24 USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal
  • 1980-04-12 US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games
  • 1980-04-13 US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
  • 1980-06-20 Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision
  • 1980-07-19 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US & others boycott
  • 1980-08-01 Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03
  • 1980-08-03 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 1981-01-28 Olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision
  • 1981-09-30 Seoul, South Korea, is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics
  • 1982-07-13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal

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1982-10-13 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1983-01-18 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
  • 1983-09-13 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
  • 1984-02-12 Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at the Olympics
  • 1984-02-16 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
  • 1984-02-19 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
  • 1984-03-24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
  • 1984-05-08 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
  • 1984-07-28 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • 1984-07-29 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • 1984-07-31 US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

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1984-08-04 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1984-08-05 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • 1984-08-06 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • 1984-08-07 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • 1984-08-10 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
  • 1984-08-11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds
  • 1984-08-12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, Calif
  • 1985-04-13 "TASS" denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • 1986-01-21 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
  • 1986-10-14 IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule
  • 1987-06-21 87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in SF
  • 1988-01-11 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • 1988-02-20 Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
  • 1988-02-27 Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1
  • 1988-02-27 Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
  • 1988-09-17 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
  • 1988-09-19 US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,508

  • 1908-03-10 Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1908-04-21 Louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
  • 1908-09-09 John Haeton, US, bobsled (Olympic-silver-1928, 48)
  • 1908-12-26 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
  • 1909-02-18 Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1909-05-31 Thor Thorvaldsen, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
  • 1909-08-13 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, US 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1910-01-07 Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1910-02-07 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)
  • 1910-03-16 Aladar Gerevich, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1910-03-27 Rudi Ball, Germany, Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1910-08-25 Pierre Musy, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1910-09-07 John Shea, US, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1910-09-20 Jacques-Baptise LeBrun, France, finn yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1910-10-08 Raymod Gray Lewis, Ontario Canada, 4X400 relayer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1910-10-28 Marie Dollinger, Germany, dropped bataan in 1936 Olympic sprint
  • 1910-11-11 Franz Kemser, Germany, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1911-02-12 Charles Mathiesen, Norway, 1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1911-04-03 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • 1911-04-24 Robert Joseph Kane, President of US Olympic Committee (1977-80), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1911-06-03 Olaf Okern, Norway, Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • 1911-06-22 Marie Philipsen-Braun, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1911-06-26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)
  • 1911-07-28 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1911-08-23 Birger Ruud, Norway, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
  • 1911-08-23 Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, US 100m sprinter (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1911-10-01 Richard Torriani, Switzerland, took Olympic oath (1948)
  • 1911-11-20 Jean Shiley, US, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1912-02-13 Jose de Capriles, US, fencer (Olympic-1936, 48, 52)
  • 1912-03-23 Alfred Schwarzmann, Germany, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1936)
  • 1912-04-08 Sonja Henie, ice skater/actress (Olympic-gold-1928,32,36), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1912-05-15 Alexis Nihon, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
  • 1912-06-05 Josef Neckermann, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1912-06-18 Glen Morris, MO, Olympic champion/actor (Tarzan)
  • 1913-02-23 Charles Leonard, US, pentathelete (Olympic-1936)
  • 1913-04-13 David Donald Albritton, Danville Al, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1913-05-24 Audrey Brown, England, 4 X 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1913-05-24 Willi Daume, olympic organizer
  • 1913-07-13 Carolina Gisolf, Holland, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1928)
  • 1913-07-26 Lou Salica, US, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1913-08-21 Cornelius Johnson, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936), born in Los Angeles, California

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1913-09-12 Jesse Owens, American track and field star who spoiled Hitler's 1936 Olympics with 4 gold medals, born in Oakville, Alabama (d. 1980)

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • 1913-10-22 Annette Rogers, US sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
  • 1913-11-24 Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1913-11-26 Foy Draper, US, relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1913-12-06 Eleanor Holm, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-01-09 Derek Allhusen, England, equestrian (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1914-06-08 Joseph de Pietro, US, 56kg weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1914-07-01 Cristyl Cranz, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1914-07-18 Mack Robinson, US, 200m dash (Olympic-silver-1932)
  • 1914-08-16 Tullio Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1914-08-20 Kitei Sohn, Korean marathon runner/coach (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1914-11-12 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1914-11-12 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1915-02-21 Godfrey Brown, England, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1915-03-17 William Roycroft, Austria, equestrian 3 day (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1915-07-17 Dorothy Poynton-Hill, US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1915-12-18 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)
  • 1916-02-23 George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1917-07-24 Simon Slattvik, Norway, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1917-07-26 Bertil Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1917-07-26 Richard Desborough Burnell, England, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1917-09-23 Imry Nemeth, Hungary, hammer thrower (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1917-10-09 Kusuo Kitamura, Japan, 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1917-10-29 Henry Carlsson, Sweden, soccer (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1917-11-02 Durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)
  • 1918-02-03 Helen Stephens, Fulton Mo, American 100m runner (double Olympic gold-1936)
  • 1918-02-25 Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1918-04-18 Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64)
  • 1918-05-25 Peder Lunde, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1918-06-04 LeRoy Walker, CEO (US Olympic Committee), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1918-06-14 Leroy T Walker, US Olympic consultant (1960, 68, 72), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1918-06-27 Adolph Kiefer, US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1919-01-19 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1919-02-07 Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • 1919-02-11 Gretchen Fraser, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1919-03-18 Laila Schou Nilsen, Norway, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1919-04-07 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • 1919-09-29 Masao Takemoto, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1919-11-17 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1919-12-15 Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1919-12-21 Gert Fredriksson, Sweden, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 1920-02-26 A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
  • 1920-03-15 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • 1920-04-08 Erik Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • 1920-04-09 F Don Miller, Racine Wisc, Boxing coach (Olympic-1956)
  • 1920-05-17 Lydia Wideman, Finland, 10K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1920-06-13 Knut Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1920-06-30 Zeno Colo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1920-07-17 Juan Antonio Samaranch, chairman (International Olympic Committee)
  • 1920-07-17 Rudolf Karpati, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
  • 1920-08-01 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 52), born in Fresno, California (d. 2016)
  • 1920-09-16 Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1920-10-08 Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1920-11-05 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-11-28 Cecilia Colledge, England, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1920-12-08 Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1920-12-10 Ragnhild Hveger, Denmark, 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • 1920-12-19 Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]
  • 1921-03-14 Lis Hartel, Denmark, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1952, 56)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport

Deaths 101 - 103 of 103

  • 2016-08-30 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), dies at 74
  • 2016-12-02 Sammy Lee, American doctor and platform diver, 1st Asian American to win Olympic Gold (1948, 1952), dies at 96
  • 2016-12-22 Miruts Yifter 'Yifter the Shifter', Ethiopian runner (Olympic golds 1980), dies at 72