Olympic Sports (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 2,627

  • 1937-02-04 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1937-02-04 Magnar Solberg, Norwegian 20K biathalete (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1937-02-12 Charles Everett Dumas, high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1937-02-18 Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960)
  • 1937-02-27 L Jay Silvester, American discus thrower (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1937-03-20 Helmut Recknagel, German 90m ski jump (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1937-03-26 Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-04-18 Tatyana Shchelkanova, USSR, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1937-04-26 Robert Boozer, basketball player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • 1937-05-10 Tamara Press, USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1937-07-31 Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 56)

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1937-08-05 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 1937-08-10 Lucinda Williams, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1937-08-20 George Thoma, German FR, cross country ski jumper (Olympic gold 1960)

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1937-09-02 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1937-09-04 Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64)
  • 1937-09-16 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964 68, 72)
  • 1938-01-05 Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
  • 1938-01-29 Bill Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1938-02-11 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1938-02-11 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1938-02-25 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1938-02-25 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rybnoye (d. 2012)
  • 1938-04-20 Bernard Malivoire, French cox pair (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1938-04-20 Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic gold 1956, 64)
  • 1938-05-07 Johnny Caldwell, Irish flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1956)
  • 1938-05-20 Christina Bass-Kaiser, 3K Dutch speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1938-05-25 Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)

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1938-05-28 Jerry West, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic Gold 1960), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1938-06-05 Karin Balzer, German DR, hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1938-06-24 Boris Lagutin, USSR, light-middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1938-06-30 Billy Mills, 10k (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1938-06-30 William Mervin Mills, 10K runner (Olympic gold 1964), born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  • 1938-07-15 Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1938-07-30 Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1938-08-02 Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1938-08-05 Hayes Wendell Jones, Sturksville Mich, 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1938-08-19 Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1938-10-01 Les Scheinflug, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1938-10-08 Penny Pitou, American skier (Olympic-2 silvers-1960)
  • 1938-10-25 Robert Webster, diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1938-11-11 Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1938-11-17 Peter Snell, New Zealand 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1938-11-18 Karl Schranz, Austrian slalom (Olympic-1968)

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1938-11-24 Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Olympic gold 1960), born in Charlotte, Tennessee

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 1938-12-04 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 2015)
  • 1939-01-05 Bridget Parker, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939-01-06 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-10 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic gold 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-01-11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1939-01-17 Toini Gustafson, Swedish 5K/10K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1939-02-23 Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939-02-28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939-03-08 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
  • 1939-03-10 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
  • 1939-03-21 Martha Hudson, Eastman Ga, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939-04-03 Vitaliy Davidov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1939-05-03 Jose Torres, American boxer (Olympics)
  • 1939-05-08 Otis Paul Drayton, Glen Cove NY, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939-07-06 Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964)
  • 1939-07-06 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939-07-24 Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic gold 1960), (d. 2013)
  • 1939-08-08 Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romania, long jumper (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1939-08-12 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1939-09-01 Heinrich Messner, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1939-10-08 Elvira Ozolina, USSR, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1939-11-11 Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1939-11-15 Erik Hansen, Danish 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939-11-24 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1939-11-29 Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939-12-18 Sandro Lopopolia, Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
  • 1939-12-31 Willye White, US long jumper (Olympic silver 1956, appeared in 5 Olympics)
  • 1940-01-17 H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1940-02-10 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1940-02-11 Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968)

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1940-03-30 Jerry Lucas, NBA center (Olympic gold 1960, NY Knicks), born in Middletown, Ohio

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 1940-04-15 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940-06-23 Wilma Rudolph, St Bethlehem Tenn, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1960)
  • 1940-07-03 Lance Larson, American 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1940-07-06 Viktor Kuzkin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1940-07-22 Yuriy Klimov, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1940-08-17 Thomas Williams, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1940-08-29 Wilhelm Ruska, Holland, judo champ (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1940-08-31 Alain Calmat, French figure skater (Olympic silver 1964)
  • 1940-09-30 Harry Winston Jerome, Sask Canada, 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1940-10-03 Mike Troy, US swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1960)
  • 1940-10-19 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1964, 68), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-10-21 Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1940-10-25 Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1940-10-30 Miguel Calderon-Gomez, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1940-12-30 Fred Hansen, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1964), born in Cuero, Texas
  • 1941-01-13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1941-02-01 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941-02-01 Franco Nones, Italian 30K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1941-02-16 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1941-02-17 Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941-03-27 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1941-03-30 Sven Hamrin, Swedish road race cycler (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1941-05-05 Aleksandr Ragulin, USSR, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)

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Deaths in Sport