Alpine Skiing in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1939-01-11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1942-05-01 Jean Saubert, American alpine ski racer (Giant Slalom silver, Slalom bronze medal 1964 Olympics), born in Roseburg, Oregon (d. 2007)
  • 1943-08-30 Jean Claude Killy, alpine skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968), born in Paris, France
  • 1945-09-28 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1962-03-28 Jure Franko, Slovenian-Yugoslav alpine skier, born in Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  • 1963-02-04 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1964-11-26 Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1968-03-03 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Olympic gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
  • 1969-02-21 Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic gold 1992)
  • 1972-04-24 Jure KoŇ°ir, Slovenian alpine skier, born in Jesenice, Yugoslavia

Deaths in Sport

  • 2007-05-14 Jean Saubert, American alpine ski racer (Giant Slalom silver, Slalom bronze medal 1964 Olympics), dies of breast cancer at 65
  • 2016-01-21 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), dies at 55