Figure Skating in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • 2018-02-15 German figure skaters Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot set new ISU best free skating score of 159.31 on their way to pairs gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Olympic Gold

2018-02-17 Japanese defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu retains his Olympic men's figure skating title by winning the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; first wins gold at Sochi (2014)

  • 2018-02-20 Dutch skater Jorien ter Mors becomes first female to win Olympic medals in 2 different sports at a single Winter Games (Pyeongchang); 1,000m speed skating gold, 3000m short track relay bronze
  • 2018-02-23 Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova wins the women's singles gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; earlier sets a new ISU best short program score of 82.92
  • 2018-02-24 2016 world mass start speed skating champion Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea wins the event at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also Olympic 10,000m champion Vancouver (2010)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 208

  • 1969-12-12 Kris Wirtz, Canadian ice pairs skater (1994 Skate Canada), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • 1970-05-07 Sebastien Britten, Canadian figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ), born in Brossard, Quebec
  • 1970-08-22 Jean-Michel Bombardier, Canadian pair skater (1995, 96 Can), born in Montreal, Quebec

Tonya HardingTonya Harding (52 years old)

1970-11-12 American figure skater (Olympic 8th-1994/US Champ 1994), born in Portland, Oregon

  • 1970-11-19 Jenni Meno, American pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey
  • 1970-12-31 Michel Brunet, Canadian ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Gatineau, Quebec
  • 1971-01-09 Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Olympic 15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1971-02-06 Peter Tchernyshev, Russian-American ice dancer (with Naomi Lang), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1971-04-07 Victor Kraatz, Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champs-4th), born in Berlin, West Germany
  • 1971-05-28 Ekaterina Gordeeva, Soviet-Russian figure skater (with Sergei Grinkov - Pairs World Championship, 1986-87, 1989-90; Olympic gold, 1988 & 94), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1971-07-12 Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1992; World Championships gold 1991-92), born in Hayward, California
  • 1971-08-28 Todd Eldredge, American figure skater (1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion), born in Chatham, Massachusetts
  • 1971-11-29 Amy Peterson, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in Maplewood, Minnesota
  • 1972-03-22 Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure-skater (World C'ship gold singles 1994, 95, 97; Olympic silver 94, 98), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • 1972-04-21 Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • 1972-05-09 Dan Hollander, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1972-05-28 Cheryl Demkowski, American ice dance skater (with partner Gregory Maddalone), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1972-08-09 Robert Peal, American dance skater (with Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-10-11 Kyoko Ina, Japanese-American figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972-10-20 Oleg Fediukov, Russian dance skater (with partner Debbie Koegel), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1973-09-13 Philip Dulebohn, American pairs figure skater (US Championship Gold, 2003), and coach, born in Silver Spring, MaAryland
  • 1973-10-18 John Baldwin Jr, figure skater (1996 SW Pacific Sr champ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1973-11-26 John Zimmerman, American pairs skater (with partner Steigler), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1973-12-11 Erin Moorad, America pairs skater (with partner Richard Gillam), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974-02-15 Erik Schulz, US pairs skater (with partner Ilana Goldfogel), born in Port Huron, Michigan
  • 1974-08-04 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
  • 1974-10-07 Benjamin Oberman, American pairs skater (with partner Naomi Grabow), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1974-11-16 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1975-02-22 Gregory Maddalone, American dance skater (with partner Demkowski), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1975-03-24 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (with partner John Lee), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1975-04-17 Trifun Živanović, American-Serbian figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1975-07-14 Matthew Kessinger, American figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1976-01-24 Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian pairs skater (Bourne & Kraatz, 1994 World Champs-4th), born in Chatham-Kent, Canada
  • 1976-05-06 Lindsay Page, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Sr-3rd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1976-06-06 Geoff Rowley, English skateboarder (co-owner Flip Skateboards; Thrasher Magazine "Skater of the Year" 2000), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1976-09-17 Jonathan Nichols, American dance skater (with partner Tami Tyler), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1976-11-21 Daniel Whiston, British ice skater
  • 1976-11-24 Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympic bronze 94)
  • 1977-02-28 Debbie Koegel, dance skater (with partner Oleg Fediukov), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1977-04-20 Lisa Ervin, American figure skater (US Nationals-4th-1992), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1977-05-02 Amy D'Entremont, American figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • 1977-05-13 Diane Halber, American figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ), born in Torrance, California
  • 1977-05-17 Jere Michael, Aspen Colo, figure skater (1994 National Jr champ)
  • 1977-06-05 Chantal Lefebvre, Canadian, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd), born in Ville LaSalle, Quebec
  • 1977-08-23 Nicole Bobeck, American figure skater (US Champ 1995), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-09-03 Tami Tyler, American dance skater (with partner Jonathan Nichols), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1977-09-17 Tony Goskowicz, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in Wauwautosa, Wisconsin
  • 1977-11-16 Oksana Baiul, Ukrainian figure skater (World Champion, 1993; Olympic gold, 1994), born in Dnipro, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1977-11-30 Olivier Schoenfelder, French ice dancer
  • 1978-01-06 Steve Hartsell, American pairs skater (with partner Danielle Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1978-06-17 Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer (World Champion 2008), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • 1978-12-08 Kate Robinson, American figure skater and ice dancer, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1978-12-12 Derrick Delmore, African-American figure skater (1996 Grand Prix champ), born in Camp Springs, Maryland
  • 1978-12-18 Naomi Lang, American ice dancer (with Peter Tchernyshev), born in Arcata, California
  • 1978-12-21 Amber Corwin, American figure skater (1997 National Sr - 5th), born in Harbor City, California
  • 1979-06-20 Sydne Vogel, figure skater (1996 NW Pac Sr champ), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1979-08-09 Alizah Allen, American figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in NYC, New York
  • 1980-03-22 Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1980-05-09 Angela Nikodinov, Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacif Sr champ)
  • 1980-06-17 Brittney McConn, American figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ), born in Largo, Florida
  • 1980-07-07 Michelle Kwan, American figure skater (World C'ship gold women's singles 1996, 98, 2000, 01, 03; Olympic silver 1998; bronze 2002), born in Torrance, California
  • 1980-09-10 Timothy Goebel, American figure skater (first to land quadruple salchow jump; Olympic bronze 2002; World C'ship silver 2002, 03), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1980-10-25 Ilana Goldfogel, American pairs skater (with partner Erik Schulz), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1980-11-14 Margot Contois, American dance skater (with Robert Peal), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • 1980-11-21 Danielle Hartsell, pairs skater (with partner Steve Hartsell), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1981-07-19 Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (with partner Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
  • 1981-09-12 Jered Guzman, American pairs skater (with partner Natalie Vlandis), born in Garden Grove, California
  • 1982-03-31 Jessica Joseph, American ice dancer (World Junior champion 1998), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1982-06-10 Tara Lipinski, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1998; World C'ship gold 1997) and broadcaster (NBC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1982-08-06 Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
  • 1982-09-01 Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater (World C'ship gold men's singles 2008; Olympic bronze 2006), born in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
  • 1982-10-05 Natalie Vlandis, American pairs skater (with partner Jered Guzman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1982-11-03 Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater (2 x Olympic gold, singles 2006, team 2014; World C'ship gold singles 2001, 03, 04), born in Dzhamku, Russia
  • 1983-09-07 Annette Dytrt, German skater figure, born in Landshut, Germany
  • 1984-07-02 Johnny Weir, American figure skater (World Junior C'ships gold men's singles 2001; World C'ship bronze 2008) and broadcaster (NBC), born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • 1984-07-11 Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer
  • 1984-10-26 Sasha Cohen, American figure skater (Grand Prix Final Champion 2003; Olympic silver 2006), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1985-04-02 Stéphane Lambiel, Swiss figure skater (World C'ship gold men's singles 2005, 06; Olympic silver 2006; Grand Prix Final champion 2005, 07), born in Martigny, Switzerland
  • 1985-05-02 Sarah Hughes, American figure skater, born in Great Neck, New York
  • 1985-06-04 Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
  • 1985-11-23 Ahn Hyun-Soo, South Korean short track skater, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1986-01-13 Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
  • 1986-06-03 Tomas Verner, Czech ice skater, born in Písek, Czech Republic
  • 1986-07-24 Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
  • 1987-01-01 Meryl Davis, American ice dancer (Olympic gold with Charlie White 2014; World C'ships gold 2011, 2013), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1987-02-08 Carolina Kostner, Italian European champion figure skater
  • 1987-03-25 Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
  • 1987-10-24 Charlie White, American ice dancer (Olympic gold, 2014 & silver, 2014, 2010), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1987-12-18 Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater
  • 1988-06-23 Milk [Daniel Donigan], American figure skater and drag performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1988-09-26 Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater, born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1989-02-23 Evan Bates, American ice dancer (2015 US Champion), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1989-03-28 Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
  • 1989-10-04 Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater (World Championship gold, 2006 (singles)), born in Bel Air, Maryland
  • 1989-11-11 Adam Rippon, American figure skater (US National Champion, 2016; Winter Olympics- bronze 2018), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1990-01-07 Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater, born in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 1990-05-14 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • 1990-05-27 Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater
  • 1990-09-05 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea
  • 1990-09-07 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer, born in Berlin, Germany

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport