Profession: Speed Skater
Why Famous: One of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history, Blair won five gold medals and one bronze and is regarded as one of the best speed skaters of her era.
In recognition of her achievements she was inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame, the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
- 1996-06-23 Five-time Olympic speed skater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- 1987-03-19 Bonnie Blair skates ladies' world record 500 m (39.43 sec)
- 1988-02-22 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500m (39.10 sec)
- 1988-02-27 Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1
- 1992-02-10 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
- 1994-03-26 Bonnie Blair skates world record 500 m ladies (38.99 sec)
- 1995-02-12 Bonnie Blair skates female world record 500m (38.69 sec)
- 1995-02-13 3rd ESPY Awards: Steve Young, Bonnie Blair win
- 1995-03-19 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)