Olympic Sports (Part 6)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 3,008

  • 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)
  • 1940-01-20 Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold/silver-56, 60), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-02-10 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, English long jumper (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wells, United Kingdom
  • 1940-02-11 Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1940-03-28 Michael Plumb, American equestrian (Olympic 2 gold/4 silver-1976,84), born in Islip, New York

Person of interestJerry Lucas

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), born in Tulln District, Austria (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1941-05-09 Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 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)
  • 1942-05-01 Jean Saubert, American alpine ski racer (Giant Slalom silver, Slalom bronze medal 1964 Olympics), born in Roseburg, Oregon (d. 2007)
  • 1942-05-02 Jacques Rogge, Belgian International Olympic Committee president, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 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)
  • 1942-10-11 Malvin Whitfield, Bay City Tx, track star (Olympic 3 gold/silv/br-48, 52)
  • 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
  • 1942-12-20 Robert L Hayes, 100m/4x100m runner (Olympic 2 gold-1964), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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 Benjamin W Jipcho, Mt Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 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)
  • 1943-04-08 Carol Lavell, Fairfax Vt, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • 1943-05-11 Nancy Greene, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1943-06-08 Willie Davenport, American bobsledder and hurdler (Olympic gold 1968), born in Troy, Alabama (d. 2002)
  • 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]

Person of interestJoe Frazier

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)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport