Hurdle Races in History

Events in Sport

  • 1958-08-06 Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles
  • 1982-08-19 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • 1984-06-16 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • 1985-01-27 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • 1988-02-20 Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
  • 1989-03-08 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs)
  • 1989-03-09 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
  • 1990-02-04 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
  • 1991-09-10 Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • 1993-08-19 Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
  • 1993-08-20 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)
  • 1994-03-06 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1902-01-22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • 1907-05-16 Robert Tisdall, Irish 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1910-07-01 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), born in Derma, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • 1911-06-26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
  • 1918-04-26 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch track and field athlete (Olympic gold-1948), born in Lage Vuursche, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1923-03-01 Duncan White, Ceylon, 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1948)
  • 1929-08-12 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold/silver-52)
  • 1932-09-14 Joshua Culbreath, Penn, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1933-02-23 Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1933-12-09 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1935-08-22 Richard W Howard, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1938-06-05 Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1938-08-05 Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939-03-10 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1939-08-12 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1943-06-08 Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 2002)
  • 1944-03-15 Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1944-07-18 David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1947-07-02 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-11-17 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1950-05-01 Marina Stepanova, Russian 400m hurdler (3-time world record holder), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1950-05-18 Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1950-06-18 Annelie Ehrhardt, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1950-12-03 John Akii-bua, Uganda, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1951-07-14 Judi Brown, E Lansing Mich, 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1951-09-29 Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
  • 1952-09-13 Johanna Klier-Schaller, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-16 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1955-08-31 Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Olympic 2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)
  • 1958-08-04 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1958-08-22 Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1959-03-24 Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • 1960-06-14 Tonie Campbell, 100m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961-07-06 Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, Virg, 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1961-09-28 Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100m hurdler (world record)
  • 1961-10-29 Cornelia Oschkenat, German DR, hurdler (50m indoor)
  • 1962-04-15 Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
  • 1962-06-01 Sherri Howard, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1962-08-18 Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, 400m hurdler, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1962-09-23 Jack Warren Pierce, Cherry Hill NJ, hurdler
  • 1962-10-26 Roger Kingdom, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Vienna, Georgia
  • 1963-08-06 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
  • 1965-09-07 Danny Harris, 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Torrance, California
  • 1966-07-29 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1966-08-16 Rosey Edeh, Canadian 400m hurdler (Olympics-4-92, 96), born in London, England
  • 1966-09-16 Kevin Curtis Young, 400m hurdler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966-11-19 Gail Devers, 60m/100m hurdler (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1966-12-12 Cheryl Dickey, 100m hurdler, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967-02-18 Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988)
  • 1967-06-09 Robert Reading, 110m hurdler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1968-01-09 Katie Anderson, Canada 100m hurdler (Olympic 7th-92, 96), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1968-04-08 Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete (100m hurdles)
  • 1968-10-02 Mark James Crear, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969-03-29 Kim Batten, American athlete 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in McRae, Georgia
  • 1969-05-27 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970-07-02 Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970-07-12 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
  • 1970-12-13 Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1971-03-01 Allen Johnson, long jumper/110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-03-13 Ryan Hayden, American athlete, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971-05-25 Tim Kroeker, Chilliwack BC, 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-05-30 Kyle Vander Kuyp, Australian 110m hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-11-15 Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-03-29 John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler
  • 1972-04-27 Alison McKnight, 100m hurdler and heptathlete, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1972-05-09 Simon Hollingsworth, Australian 400m hurdler (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1972-12-05 Randolph Ross, Shelby NC, 110m hurdler
  • 1973-02-07 Sonia Paquette, St-Janvier Quebec, hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973-12-01 Eric Thomas, Chartage Texas, 400m hurdler
  • 1975-03-04 Kirsten Bolm, German hurdler
  • 1976-09-11 Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler
  • 1979-02-02 Fani Halkia, Greek hurdler
  • 1983-07-13 Liu Xiang, Chinese hurdling athlete
  • 1984-07-07 Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler

Deaths in Sport

  • 1956-09-27 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), dies of colon cancer at 45
  • 1970-06-27 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
  • 1975-03-06 Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), dies at 64
  • 1989-06-21 Lee Quencey Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 56
  • 1989-06-22 Lee Calhoun, hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 66
  • 1991-04-04 Forrest Towns, American hurdler (b. 1914)
  • 2002-06-17 Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), dies at 59
  • 2012-11-02 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78