Olympic Sports (Part 6)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,627

  • 1941-06-29 Margritta Gummel, German DR, shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1941-07-09 Takehide Nakatani, Japan, lightweight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1941-07-18 Marcia Jones Smoke, Oklahoma, 500m kayaker (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1941-08-04 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • 1941-08-10 Anita Lonsbrough, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1941-08-13 Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1941-09-17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • 1941-09-19 Jim Fox, England, pentathlete (Olympics 1972)
  • 1941-10-26 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • 1941-10-31 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1941-11-01 Joe Louis Caldwell, basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1941-11-19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1941-12-04 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1942-01-07 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1942-02-09 Peder Lunde Jr, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1942-03-08 Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1942-04-03 Michael Elliott, American skier (Olympics 1968), born in Durango, Colorado
  • 1942-04-15 Walter Raphael Hazzard, basketball (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1942-04-29 Galina A Kulakova, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972)
  • 1942-05-02 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president
  • 1942-05-03 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic golds), born in Prague (d. 2016)
  • 1942-05-27 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1942-06-06 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales
  • 1942-06-28 Sjoukje Dijkstra, Holland, figure skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1942-08-20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German FR, 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1942-08-25 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 1976), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1942-09-17 Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1942-09-26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German FR, long jumper/relayer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1942-09-30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1942-10-28 Kees Verkerk, skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1942-11-27 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic golds 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1943-02-09 James King, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-02-09 Jonny Nilsson, Swedish 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943-02-27 Klaus Köste, gymnast (Olympic gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1943-03-01 Mauro Checcoli, Italian 3 day equestrian (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943-03-01 Wolfgang Scheidel, German DR, luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1943-03-07 Carole Peel, Australian softball asst coach (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1943-03-21 Antal Dunai, Hungarian soccer player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-03-24 Marika Kilius, German FR, ice skating pair (Olympic silver 1960, 64)
  • 1943-03-25 Pavel Lednev, USSR, pentathelete (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1943-05-11 Nancy Greene, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-06-08 Willie Davenport, Troy Alabama, American bobsledder/hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-06-13 Edward Skorek, Polish volleyball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1943-07-24 Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1943-07-29 Ingrid Krämer, German diver (Olympic gold medalist), born in Dresden Germany
  • 1943-08-04 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • 1943-08-13 Gary Ilman, American 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
  • 1943-08-17 Yukio Kasaya, Japan, 70m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1943-08-26 Ulf Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-08-30 Jean Claude Killy, alpine skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-09-01 Pat Connolly-Daniels-Winslow-Banks, US pentathlete (Olympic 7th 1968)
  • 1943-09-04 Giuseppi Gentile, Italian triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1943-09-19 Christi Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943-09-28 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • 1943-10-22 Allen James Coage, American HW judo (Olympic bronze 1976), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-12-01 Orton Enderlein, German FR, luge (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1943-12-15 Mihaly Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944-01-03 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
  • 1944-01-05 Tommie Smith, American 200m dash (Olympic gold 1968) [or Jun 5]

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1944-01-12 Joe Frazier, American heavyweight boxing champion (1968-73, Olympic gold 1964), born in Beaufort, South Carolina (d. 2011)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1944-01-20 Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1944-01-23 Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1944-03-21 Charles Edward Greene, Pine Bluff Ark, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944-04-04 Lawrence A Hough, American rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver)
  • 1944-05-15 Miruts Yifter 'Yifter the Shifter', Ethiopian runner (Olympic golds 1980), born in Adigrat (d. 2016)
  • 1944-06-02 Poul Jensen, Danish sailor (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1944-06-03 Edith McGuire, US 200m sprinter (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1944-06-05 Chris Finnegan, UK, middleweight boxing champ (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944-06-05 Tommie Smith, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1968) [or Jan 5]
  • 1944-06-15 Inna Ryskai, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)
  • 1944-06-22 Michael Obst, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1944-06-27 Patrick Sercu, Belgian 1K time trial (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1944-07-18 David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944-07-26 Micki J King, springboard diver (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1944-07-28 Daniel Morelon, French 1K speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1944-09-16 Ard Schenk, Dutch 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna
  • 1944-11-02 Liesel Westermann, German discus thrower (Olympic silver 1968), born in Sulingen, Germany
  • 1944-11-20 Anthea Stewart, Zimbabwe, field hockey coach/player (Olympic-1980)
  • 1944-12-17 Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1944-12-24 Erhard Keller, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1945-03-05 Randy Matson, American shot putter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1945-03-15 Jorgen Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1945-03-18 Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1945-03-26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1945-04-10 Vera Misevich, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1945-04-13 Edward J Caruthers Jr, Troy Ala, high jumper (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1945-04-14 Uwe Beyer, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1945-04-19 Nuria Ortiz, Mexican skeet shooter (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1945-06-05 John Carlos, track star (Olympic bronze 1968); gave black power salute
  • 1945-06-09 Faina Myelink, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1945-06-12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1945-07-03 Iain MacDonald-Smith, English yachtsman (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1945-08-29 Wyomia Tyus, Griffin Ga, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1945-09-28 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 1945-10-03 Viktor Saneyev, USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silver 1968-80)
  • 1945-10-09 Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1945-11-29 Roger Bambuck, Guadeloupe, French 4X100 runner (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1945-12-18 Carolyn Wood, American 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1945-12-23 Richard C Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1946-01-01 Manfred Stengl, Austrian 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1960)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport