Bobsleigh in History

Events in Sport

  • 1930-12-25 1st US bobsled run open to public (Lake Placid, NY)
  • 1930-12-25 Mt Van Hoevenberg bobsled run at Lake Placid, NY opens
  • 1932-02-09 USA enters Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-02-15 US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1892-01-29 Clifford Gray, American bobsled (Olympic gold 1928)

Person of interestEddie Eagan

1897-04-26 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1967)

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • 1898-06-01 Curtis Stevens, American 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1899-10-14 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1932)
  • 1908-09-09 John Haeton, American bobsled (Olympic silver 1928, 48)
  • 1910-08-25 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1910-11-11 Franz Kemser, German 4 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1917-05-02 Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder
  • 1924-09-09 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1928-01-23 Eugene Monti, Italian bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • 1930-11-14 Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder
  • 1933-06-18 Jean Wicki, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1935-04-21 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1936-03-18 Tony Nash, England, bobsled (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1940-04-15 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1941-01-13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1943-06-08 Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 2002)
  • 1943-08-07 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder (WC 1975 gold), (d. 2013)
  • 1951-02-07 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1951-08-21 Bernhard Germeshausen, German bobsled (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
  • 1954-09-05 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • 1957-07-25 Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1958-03-14 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)
  • 1967-08-11 Eric Maleson, Brazilian Bobsleigh 2002 Olympian
  • 1968-01-29 Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
  • 1973-07-05 René Spies, German bobsledder
  • 1974-05-23 Matt Hindle, Canadian bobsledder
  • 1980-04-14 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), born in Park City, Utah (d. 2017)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1957-05-12 Alfonso de Portago, Spanish bobsledder and race car driver (b. 1928)

Person of interestEddie Eagan

1967-06-14 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies of a heart attack at 69

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • 2002-06-17 Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), dies at 59
  • 2003-12-01 Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (b. 1928)
  • 2013-01-14 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
  • 2017-05-06 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), dies at 37