Olympic Sports (Part 4)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 3,008

  • 1928-08-27 Othmar Schneider, Austrian skier (Olympic gold 1952), born in Lech, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1928-09-06 Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964), born in Novoorlivka, Ukraine
  • 1928-10-03 Christian d'Oriola, French foils (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • 1928-11-01 James Bradford, American heavyweight weightlifter (Olympic silver 1952, 56), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1928-11-22 Juno Stover-Irwin, American diver (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1928-11-22 Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1929-01-07 Kenneth Henry, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1929-01-29 William McMillan, American rapid pistol (Olympic gold 1960) [or Jul 3]
  • 1929-02-06 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), (d. 2012)
  • 1929-02-10 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian 15K/18K cross country (Olympic gold 1952, 56)
  • 1929-03-12 Bernard Costello, American double sculls (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1929-04-19 Edward Crook, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1960), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1929-04-25 Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1929-04-27 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved shoplift scandal, born in Smychka (d. 2016)
  • 1929-06-09 Keith A St H Gardner, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • 1929-06-29 Peter George, weightlifter (Olympic gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1929-07-18 Dick Totten Button, figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Person of interestSofia Muratova

1929-07-19 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

  • 1929-08-06 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1929-08-12 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Olympic gold/silver-52)
  • 1929-08-27 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic silver 1952)
  • 1929-09-26 Meredith C Gourdine, long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1929-10-19 Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1948-56)
  • 1929-11-17 Edgar White, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1929-11-17 Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1929-12-02 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1930-01-08 Doreen Wilber, American archer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1930-01-26 Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr, Wisc, sailor (Olympic gold/bronze-1964, 72)
  • 1930-02-08 Catherine Hardy, Carollton Ga, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1930-02-11 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1930-02-23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1930-04-24 Conn Findlay, American coxswain (Olympic -2 gold, bronze 1956, 64, 76), born in Stockton, California
  • 1930-04-26 Roger Moens, Belgian 800m runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1930-05-12 Pat McCormick-Keller, diver (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1930-06-17 James Gathers, Sumter SC, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1930-06-27 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2016)
  • 1930-07-04 Yuri Tyukalov, Soviet Olympic rower
  • 1930-07-11 Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1930-09-08 Jeanette Altwegg, England, figure skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1930-09-13 James McLane, American 1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1930-10-10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)
  • 1930-10-11 Harry Glass, German DR, 1st E German Olympic medalist (bronze-1956)
  • 1930-11-17 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • 1930-11-30 James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1931-01-05 Walt Davis, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1952) and NBA player (Philadelphia Warriors), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1931-02-01 Madeline Berthod, Swiss downhill skier (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1931-03-23 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-24 Thelma Kalama, American 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1931-04-18 Klas Lestander, Swedish 20K biathlon (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1931-05-20 Chiharu Igaya, Japan, slalom (Olympic silver 1956)
  • 1931-07-26 Takashi Ono, Japan, gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1931-08-13 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1931-09-13 Marjorie Jackson, Australia, sprinter (Olympic gold 1952) [or Feb 13]
  • 1931-11-23 Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1931-11-26 Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1952)
  • 1932-01-15 Dean Smith, US actor/relay runner (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1932-01-15 Lou Jones, American 4X400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1932-01-21 Boris Shakhlin, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold 1956-60-64)
  • 1932-01-28 Parry O'Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, silver 1960), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1932-03-10 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1932-04-10 Mae Faggs Starr, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mays Landing, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1932-04-16 Imre Polyak, Hungarian featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1932-04-19 Andrea Mead Lawrence, alpine slalom skier (Olympic 2 gold-52), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • 1932-04-24 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 2013)
  • 1932-04-25 Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chişinău, Romania (d. 1998)
  • 1932-04-27 Charles Adkins, American light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1932-05-25 K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1932-06-12 Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian marathoner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Ada'a, Oromo, Ethiopia (d. 2002)
  • 1932-06-17 Derek Ibbotson, 5K runner (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1932-07-12 Otis Crandell Davis, Ala, 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1932-07-16 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)
  • 1932-08-07 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1932-09-14 Joshua Culbreath, Penn, 400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1932-10-17 Paul Anderson, American light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1932-11-13 Olga Connolly-Fikotova, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956), born in Libiš, Czech Republic
  • 1933-02-23 Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1933-06-18 Jean Wicki, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1933-06-20 Jean Boiteux, French 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1933-07-07 Murray Halberg, New Zealand, 5K runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1933-07-10 Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwan, decathlete (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1933-08-04 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1933-08-10 Bill Nieder, shot putter, (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1933-10-19 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1933-10-27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • 1933-11-04 Mildred McDaniel, US high jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1933-11-06 Knut Johannesen, Norwegian 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1933-11-23 Hayes Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1933-12-09 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934-01-07 Charles Lamont Jenkins, American 400m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestBill Russell

1934-02-12 Bill Russell, American basketball star (Boston Celtics, Olympic-gold 1956), born in West Monroe, Louisiana

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • 1934-02-14 Marlene Matthews, Australia, sprinter (Olympic 2 bronze-1956)
  • 1934-08-19 Bill Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1934-08-19 William Cleary, hockey center, (Olympic gold/silver 56, 60), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1934-09-12 Glenn Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold 1956,60), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 2009)
  • 1934-11-11 Elzbieta Krzesinska, Polish long jumper (Olympic gold 1956)
  • 1934-11-26 Ludmila Shevtsova, USSR, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1934-12-27 Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64)

Person of interestFloyd Patterson

1935-01-04 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), born in Waco, North Carolina (d. 2006)

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1935-03-06 Ron Delany, Irish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1956), born in Arklow, Republic of Ireland
  • 1935-04-21 Robin Dixon, England, 2 man bobsled (Olympic gold 1960)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport