On This Day

Dressage in History

Events in Sport

  • 1972-09-09 West German equestrian rider Liselott Linsenhoff follows her dressage teams gold in Mexico City with the individual dressage title at her home Olympics in Munich

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1904-05-15 Gustav-Adolf Boltenstein, Swedish equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • 1912-06-05 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1921-03-14 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • 1924-10-30 Hannelore Weygrand, German equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1926-09-25 Sergei Filatov, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960), born in Lysyye Gory, Tambov Governorate (d. 1997)
  • 1927-01-14 Ivan Kalita, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tambov Governorate (d. 1996)
  • 1929-08-06 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1930-02-23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1936-01-14 Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1984), born in Münster, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1943-04-08 Carol Lavell, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1945-04-10 Vera Misevich, Ukrainian equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980), born in Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • 1947-01-06 Ian Millar, Canadian dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, NS, Canada
  • 1956-06-07 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-07-02 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956-10-30 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1964-09-08 Steffan Peters, German equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996, 2016), born in Wesel, Germany
  • 1965-07-15 Tom Dvorak, Canadian equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Braunschwieg, Germany
  • 1965-07-19 Kathleen Raine, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1968-01-02 Anky van Grunsven, Dutch equestrian rider (Olympic gold dressage 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 1994, 2006), born in Erp, Netherlands
  • 1969-02-25 Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1983-11-06 Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon

Deaths in Sport

  • 1992-01-13 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), dies at 79
  • 1997-04-03 Sergei Filatov, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 70