Table Tennis in History

Events in Sport

  • 1988-10-01 The inaugural Olympic table tennis program concludes in Seoul with China and South Korea each winning 2 titles
  • 2008-08-17 China wins its 33rd gold medal of the Beijing Olympics by beating Singapore in the table tennis women's team event; most successful Olympiad ever for China; wins all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches
  • 2008-08-18 Emulating the Chinese women, the men win the team table tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympics without losing a match; win all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1921-10-15 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1952-02-17 Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • 1954-06-13 Daniel Seemiller, Pitts, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • 1961-03-21 Wei Wang, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Beijing, China
  • 1962-02-28 Chunli Li, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1962-10-05 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-08-22 Lily Yip, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-09-01 David Zhuang, China, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-11-15 Gideon Joe Ng, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1964-07-14 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1967-07-31 Sean O'Neill, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1969-04-09 Amy Feng, Tianjin China, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971-02-15 Jim Butler, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1973-05-28 Todd Sweeris, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1979-02-02 Petra Cada, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1988-10-20 Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player (Olympic and World Champion), born in Anshan, China

Deaths in Sport

  • 2006-02-21 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55), dies at 84