On This Day

Peggy Fleming

Full Name: Peggy Gale Fleming
Profession: Figure Skater

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won an Olympic gold medal in 1968 and the World Ladies Figure Skating Championship three times.

Born: July 27, 1948
Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1964-02-12 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • 1965-02-13 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • 1966-01-29 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • 1966-02-27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US
  • 1967-01-21 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • 1967-03-04 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • 1968-01-20 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • 1968-02-10 American 2-time world champion Peggy Fleming comfortably wins Olympic women's figure skating gold medal at the Grenoble Winter Games
  • 1968-03-02 19 year-old American Peggy Fleming wins her 3rd consecutive World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Geneva, Switzerland; announces her retirement, turns professional and eventually goes into broadcasting
  • 1998-02-10 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery

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