Olympic Sports (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,526

  • 1938-05-20 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1938-05-25 Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)

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1938-05-28 Jerry West, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic Gold 1960), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1938-06-05 Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1938-06-24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1938-06-30 Billy Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10k (Olympics-gold-64)
  • 1938-06-30 William Mervin Mills, Pine Ridge SD, 10K runner (Olympic gold 64)
  • 1938-07-15 Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1938-07-30 Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1938-08-02 Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1938-08-19 Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1938-10-01 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1938-10-08 Penny Pitou, American skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960)
  • 1938-11-11 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1938-11-17 Peter Snell, New Zealand 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1938-11-18 Karl Schranz, Austrian slalom (Olympic-1968)

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1938-11-24 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 1938-12-04 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 2015)
  • 1939-01-05 Bridget Parker, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939-01-06 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-10 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic gold 68), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-01-11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1939-02-23 Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939-02-28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-03-08 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • 1939-03-10 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1939-03-21 Martha Hudson, Eastman Ga, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939-04-03 Vitaliy Davidov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1939-05-03 Jose Torres, American boxer (Olympics)
  • 1939-05-08 Otis Paul Drayton, Glen Cove NY, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939-07-06 Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
  • 1939-07-06 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939-07-24 Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic gold 1960), (d. 2013)
  • 1939-08-12 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1939-09-01 Heinrich Messner, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1939-10-08 Elvira Ozolina, USSR, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1939-11-11 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939-11-15 Erik Hansen, Danish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939-11-24 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1939-11-29 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939-12-18 Sandro Lopopolia, Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
  • 1939-12-31 Willye White, US long jumper (Oly-silver-56, appeared in 5 Olympics)
  • 1940-01-17 H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1940-02-10 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1940-02-11 Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1940-04-15 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940-06-23 Wilma Rudolph, St Bethlehem Tenn, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1960)
  • 1940-07-03 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1940-07-06 Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1940-07-22 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1940-08-17 Thomas Williams, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1940-08-29 Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940-08-31 Alain Calmat, French figure skater (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1940-09-30 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1940-10-03 Mike Troy, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
  • 1940-10-19 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-10-21 Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1940-10-25 Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1940-10-30 Miguel Calderon-Gomez, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1940-12-30 Fred Hansen, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Cuero, Texas
  • 1941-01-13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1941-02-01 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941-02-01 Franco Nones, Italian 30K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1941-02-16 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1941-02-17 Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941-03-27 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1941-03-30 Sven Hamrin, Swedish road race cycler (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1941-05-05 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941-06-29 Margritta Gummel, German DR, shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1941-07-09 Takehide Nakatani, Japan, lightweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1941-07-18 Marcia Jones Smoke, Oklahoma, 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1941-08-04 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • 1941-08-13 Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1941-09-17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • 1941-09-19 Jim Fox, England, pentathlete (Olympics-1972)
  • 1941-10-26 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1941-10-31 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1941-11-01 Joe Louis Caldwell, Texas City, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1941-11-19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1941-12-04 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1942-01-07 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic gold 72, 76)
  • 1942-02-09 Peder Lunde Jr, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1942-04-03 Michael Elliott, American skier (Olympics-1968), born in Durango, Colorado
  • 1942-04-15 Walter Raphael Hazzard, basketball (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1942-04-29 Galina A Kulakova, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972)
  • 1942-05-02 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
  • 1942-05-03 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • 1942-05-27 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1942-06-06 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales
  • 1942-06-28 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Holland, figure skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1942-08-20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1942-08-25 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 76), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1942-09-17 Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1942-09-30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1942-10-28 Kees Verkerk, skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympics-gold-68)
  • 1942-11-27 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic golds 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1943-02-09 James King, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-02-09 Jonny Nilsson, Swedish 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943-02-27 Klaus Köste, gymnast (Olympic Gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport