On This Day

Fencing in History

Events in Sport

  • 1936-08-15 The Berlin Olympic fencing competition concludes with Italy winning 4 of the 7 gold medals and Hungary taking the other 3
  • 2008-08-09 United States takes all 3 medals in women's fencing sabre event at the Beijing Olympics; first US podium sweep of a fencing event since 1904; Mariel Zagunis takes gold ahead of Sada Jacobson & Rebecca Ward

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1915-12-18 Dario Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (1 Olympic gold, 2 silver 1948, 52), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2010)
  • 1935-09-22 Harriet King, American Olympic fencer, born in New York City
  • 1966-11-16 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec