Luge in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1911-10-01 Richard Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player and luger who took the Olympic oath in 1948 (d. 1988)
  • 1939-02-23 Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943-03-01 Wolfgang Scheidel, German DR, luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1943-12-01 Orton Enderlein, German FR, luge (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1949-02-23 Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1952-09-14 Margit Schumann, German luger (Olympic gold 1976), born in Waltershausen, Bezirk Erfurt, East Germany
  • 1954-01-06 Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1966-09-09 Georg Hackl, German luger
  • 1967-04-11 Wendel Suckow, American luger (Olympics 1994), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • 1967-12-20 Duncan Kennedy, luger (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, California
  • 1968-01-29 Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
  • 1968-12-07 Cammy Myler, Plattsburgh NY, luger (Olympics 1994)
  • 1969-07-07 Sylke Otto, German luger
  • 1970-10-10 Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger (Olympic gold 1998), born in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany
  • 1970-10-29 Chris Thorpe, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1971-01-23 Mark Grimmette, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1971-12-31 Erin Warren, luger (Olympics 1994), born in Winchester Massachusetts
  • 1972-03-28 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1973-02-23 Robert Pipkins, American luge racer (Olympics 1994), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1975-07-07 Tony Benshoof, American luger
  • 1983-04-30 Tatjana H├╝fner, German luger

Deaths in Sport

  • 1988-09-03 Richard Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player and luger who took the Olympic oath in 1948, dies at 76
  • 2010-02-12 Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)