Archery in History

Events in Sport

  • 1879-01-23 US National Archery Association forms in Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • 1879-08-12 1st National Archery Association tournament (Chicago)
  • 1972-09-10 An American double in the inaugural Olympic archery competition in Munich; John Williams wins the men's individual gold medal; Doreen Wilber takes the women's gold
  • 1987-05-15 Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set
  • 2004-08-21 The archery competition concludes at the Athens Olympics with South Korea dominant with 3 of 4 gold medals; venue is the Panathenaic Stadium, in which the 1896 games were held

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1866-02-24 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (d. 1961)
  • 1901-02-08 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Polish women's world champion archer
  • 1917-02-28 Hans Deutgen, Swedish world champion archer
  • 1919-01-13 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • 1930-01-08 Doreen Wilber, American archer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Rutland, Iowa (d. 2008)
  • 1938-01-05 Edwin Elliason, American archer (Olympic-92), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953-09-12 John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Cranesville, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-01-17 Janet Dykman, American archer (Olympics 1996), born in Monterey Park California
  • 1955-08-30 Butch [Richard Andrew] Johnson, American archer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1956-10-23 Darrell Pace, archer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1959-07-12 Judi Adams, archer (Olympics 1980, 96), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1962-07-17 Jay Barrs, American archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1966-02-05 Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer, born in Greece
  • 1972-12-05 Kevin Sally, Canadian archer (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 1974-03-16 Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
  • 1974-06-17 Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1975-01-09 Justin Huish, American archer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1976-03-04 Vic Wunderle, American archer
  • 1977-01-18 Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi), born in Staines, United Kingdom
  • 1977-03-01 Rod White, American archer (Olympic gold team 1996), born in Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • 1978-09-24 Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
  • 1979-02-02 Lindsay Langston, Modesto California, archer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1980-09-06 Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1981-07-17 Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer, born in Thessalonica, Greece
  • 1982-11-21 Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
  • 1982-12-10 Matt Stutzman, American Paralympic archer and record holder for longest accurate shot in archery- despite having no arms, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1983-01-01 Park Sung-hyun, South Korean archer (Olympics gold individual/team 2004, team 2008; women's WR in a FITA Round 1,405 points), born in Gunsan, South Korea
  • 1986-06-03 Alexandros Karageorgiou, Greek archer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1961-11-25 Hubert Van Innis, Belgian archer (b. 1866)
  • 1975-02-04 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • 2006-06-11 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)