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Tenley Albright

Profession: Figure Skater

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Won Olympic gold in 1952 and 1956.

Born: July 18, 1935
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Age: 86 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Historical Events

  • 1952-02-20 Britain's Jeannette Altwegg wins the Olympic women’s figure skating gold medal at the Olso Winter Games ahead of American Tenley Albright, who goes on to win in Cortina d'Ampezzo (1956)
  • 1952-03-28 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1953-02-10 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
  • 1953-03-28 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1954-03-19 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1955-02-17 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US
  • 1956-02-02 Despite a severe ankle injury Tenley Albright leads an American 1-2 in the women's figure skating at the Cortina d'Ampezzo Winter Olympics; Carol Heiss takes the silver medal
  • 1956-03-16 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1963-02-15 1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)

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