On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 7)

Events in Sport

Events 601 - 700 of 1,049

  • 1988-09-27 East German cyclist Olaf Ludwig wins the men's road race in 4:32:22 at the Seoul Olympics; beats West German pair Bernd Gröne & Christian Henn
  • 1988-09-28 Despite totally dominating his sport for 14 years, Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergey Bubka wins his only Olympic gold medal with a vault of 5.90m at the Seoul Games
  • 1988-09-28 American athletes go 1-2-3 in the 400m at the Seoul Olympics with Steve Lewis taking the gold medal in 43.87 ahead of teammates Butch Reynolds & Danny Everett
  • 1988-09-28 Australian Debbie Flintoff-King wins the 400m hurdles gold at the Seoul Olympics in 53.17, just 0.01 ahead of Tatyana Ledovskaya of the Soviet Union
  • 1988-09-29 American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner sets women's 200m world record 21.34; completes sprint double at the Seoul Olympics
  • 1988-09-29 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee wins her second gold medal of the Seoul Olympics by taking the long jump with an Olympic record leap of 7.40m; previously won the heptathlon
  • 1988-09-29 East German athlete Christian Schenk beats countryman Torsten Voss by 89 points to win the decathlon gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; Canadian Dave Steen is another 71 points back in third place
  • 1988-09-29 US men's basketball team beats Australia 78-49 to take the bronze medal at the Seoul Olympics; last time US represented by a team that doesn't feature NBA players
  • 1988-09-29 US retain women's basketball title at he Seoul Olympics with a 77-70 win over Yugoslavia; star guard Teresa Edwards top scores for the Americans with 18 points
  • 1988-09-30 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
  • 1988-09-30 Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia 76-63 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; US finishes 3rd; final time US field non-NBA team
  • 1988-10-01 Flamboyant American sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner wins her third gold medal of the Seoul Olympics anchoring the victorious US 4 x 100m relay team
  • 1988-10-01 The Soviet women's 4 x 400m relay team runs world record 3:15.17 to beat a star-studded US team and win the Olympic gold medal in Seoul; Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina & Olga Bryzgina
  • 1988-10-01 The inaugural Olympic table tennis program concludes in Seoul with China and South Korea each winning 2 titles

Olympic Gold

1988-10-01 Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini 6-3, 6-3 to win the women's singles tennis gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; clinches first and only Golden Slam in history (Grand Slam & Olympics)

  • 1988-10-01 Yuri Savichev scores in extra time as the Soviet Union beats Brazil 2-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Seoul Olympics
  • 1988-10-01 Canadian synchronised swimmer Carolyn Waldo teams with Michelle Cameron to win the duet gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; wraps up double having won individual title
  • 1988-10-02 New Zealand horseman Mark Todd wins individual eventing gold medal aboard Charisma at the Seoul Olympics; his 2nd consecutive gold after winning in 1984

Olympic Gold

1988-10-02 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, representing Canada, wins super-heavyweight gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats American Riddick Bowe by 2nd round TKO

  • 1988-10-02 South Korean light middleweight boxer Park Si-hun is controversially awarded the Seoul Olympic gold medal after appearing well beaten by future 4 weight class world champion Roy Jones Jr
  • 1988-10-02 Gelindo Bordin of Italy wins the men's marathon in 2:10:32 at the Seoul Olympics; beats world champion Douglas Wakiihuri of Kenya by 15 seconds
  • 1988-12-01 NBC bids a record $401 million to capture television broadcasting rights for the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympic Games
  • 1989-03-01 Charlie Francis, coach of disqualified sprinter Ben Johnson tells federal inquiry into Canada's greatest sports scandal Johnson knowingly used steroids since 1981; Johnson first across line Olympic 100m 1988
  • 1989-06-07 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
  • 1989-12-01 Romanian 5-time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Nadia Comăneci arrives in NYC requesting political asylum to the United States; granted
  • 1990-09-18 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
  • 1991-01-11 Ben Johnson's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 2nd
  • 1991-07-09 South Africa re-admitted to Olympics
  • 1991-09-18 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • 1991-09-21 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics

Olympic Gold

1992-02-10 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA

  • 1992-02-21 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • 1992-03-01 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record 54.48s at the US Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, IN; passes famous GDR drug tainted record, Kristen Otto 1986 by 0.25s
  • 1992-06-06 WLAF World Bowl 2, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Sacramento Surge beats Orlando Thunder, 21-17
  • 1992-06-11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibition game, beat Venezuela 20-0
  • 1992-06-27 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
  • 1992-07-25 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1992-07-27 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • 1992-07-29 Yevgeni Sadovyi of the Unified Team swims world 400m record (3:45.00) to wrap up 200-400m freestyle double at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-07-29 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizsér by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
  • 1992-07-30 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
  • 1992-07-31 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)
  • 1992-07-31 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold
  • 1992-08-01 British athlete Linford Christie (32) becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal edging Frankie Fredericks in Barcelona
  • 1992-08-01 American sprinter Gail Devers wins an incredibly close blanket finish in the women's 100m at the Barcelona Olympics, with 5 athletes within 0.06 seconds of Devers (10.82)
  • 1992-08-02 American Jacki Joyner-Kersee becomes first athlete to win consecutive gold medals in the gruelling heptathlon with a 199 point win over Irina Belova (Soviet Union) at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-08-02 Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus becomes the first gymnast to win 6 gold medals at one Olympics in Barcelona, also first to win 4 gold in one day's competition (pommel, vault, rings & parallel bars)
  • 1992-08-04 The diving competition at the Barcelona Olympics concludes with Chinese athletes dominant, winning 3 of 4 gold medals contested - American Mark Lenzi wins 3m springbaord
  • 1992-08-04 In its debut at the Barcelona Olympics the badminton singles gold medals are both won by Indonesian athletes, whilst both men's & women's doubles go to South Korea
  • 1992-08-04 Italian fencer Giovanna Trillini wraps up gold medals in both women's foil events at the Barcelona Olympics as part of the winning team
  • 1992-08-05 Cuba wins baseball's inaugural gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, beating Chinese Taipei 11-1

Olympic Gold

1992-08-06 The US track team sweeps the medals in the long jump at the Barcelona Olympics as Carl Lewis wins gold (28 feet, 5 1/2 inches), Mike Powell silver and Joe Greene bronze

  • 1992-08-06 Wrestler Bruce Baumgartner becomes the first American to win in three straight Olympics, capturing the gold in the 286-pound freestyle division in Barcelona
  • 1992-08-07 Taking advantage of 6 months training on home town Terrassa pitch, Spain wins their first hockey gold medal beating Germany 2-1 in the women's final at the Barcelona Olympics

Olympic Gold

1992-08-08 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing

  • 1992-08-08 Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-08-08 Germany goes through the field hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-08-08 Spanish centre forward Kiko scores twice as the home team takes the football Olympic gold medal with a 3-2 win over Poland in front of 95,000 at Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • 1992-08-08 Fermín Cacho wins Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in a running event when he takes out the 1,500m at the Barcelona Games
  • 1992-08-09 Future 6-weight boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya of the US beats German Marco Rudolph on points to win the lightweight gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics
  • 1992-08-09 Cuban boxer Félix Savón wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when he dominates Nigerian David Izonritei on points at the Barcelona Games
  • 1993-07-27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million

Sports History

1994-02-01 Jeff Gillooly pleads guilty for his part in attack on American Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan; plea bargain, confesses to racketeering in exchange for testimony implicating ex-wife Tonya Harding

  • 1994-02-14 Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)
  • 1994-03-16 American figure skater Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on former Olympic teammate Nancy Kerrigan

Sports History

1994-07-13 Tonya Harding's ex-husband Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years in prison for attack on American Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan

  • 1995-06-17 WLAF World Bowl 3, Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Amsterdam Admirals, 26-22
  • 1996-07-19 XXVI Summer Olympic Games open in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1996-07-27 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • 1996-07-27 Brazilian pair Jackie Silva and Sandra Pires win inaugural women's beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
  • 1996-07-28 Americans Karch Kiraly & Kent Steffes win inaugural beach volleyball gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics; Kiraly first to win gold in both indoor and beach events
  • 1996-08-01 French sprinter Marie-José Pérec wins the 200m final at the Atlanta Olympics to become only the 2nd athlete to win the 200-400m Olympic double (Valerie Brisco-Hooks 1984)
  • 1996-08-01 American athlete Michael Johnson wins 200m at the Atlanta Olympics in a world record 19.32 seconds to become the first man to complete the 200m-400m double
  • 1996-08-01 Tiffeny Milbrett scores the winner as the US beats China 2-1 at the Atlanta Olympics for the first ever Olympic gold medal in women's soccer
  • 1996-08-01 Dan O'Brien wins the decathlon gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics to become the first American since Bruce Jenner in 1976 to win the gruelling event

Olympic Gold

1996-08-02 The star-studded United States men's basketball team, Dream Team III, beat Yugoslavia 95-69 to win the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics

Olympic Games

1996-08-03 5-time Tour de France winner Miguel Induráin of Spain wins the 52.2k road time trial in 1:04:05, 12 seconds ahead of countryman Abraham Olano at the Atlanta Olympics

Olympic Gold

1996-08-03 American Andre Agassi wins the men's singles Tennis gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics beating Spaniard Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-3, 6-1

  • 1996-08-04 XXVI Summer Olympic Games close in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1997-03-07 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
  • 1997-03-14 Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
  • 1997-06-22 WLAF World Bowl 5, Olympic Stadium, Barcelona: Barcelona Dragons beat Rhein Fire, 38-24
  • 1997-09-05 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics
  • 1998-02-08 Finland beats Sweden, 6-0 at the Aqua Wing Arena in Nagano, Japan in the first female ice hockey game played in Olympic history
  • 1998-02-08 NHL stops season stops to accommodate the Nagano Winter Olympics; returns February 24
  • 1998-02-10 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery
  • 1998-02-17 USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal
  • 1998-02-19 US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
  • 1998-02-20 American world champion Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal ahead of teammate Michelle Kwan at the Nagano Winter Games
  • 1998-02-22 Petr Svoboda scores the winner as the Czech Republic claims its first ever Olympic ice hockey gold medal with a 1-0 victory over Russia in Nagano, Japan

US Golf Open

1998-06-21 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic Club, SF: Lee Janzen recovers from 7 stroke deficit to win his second Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Payne Stewart

  • 1998-10-14 Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1999-01-25 After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled
  • 2000-09-15 27th Olympic Games opens at Sydney, Australia
  • 2000-09-25 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as "le dunk de la mort" (the dunk of death)

Olympic Gold

2000-09-27 United States baseball team, managed by Tommy Lasorda, wins Olympic Gold Medal in Sydney, Australia

  • 2000-10-01 Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia the "best Olympic Games ever" at the closing ceremony
  • 2000-10-01 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 2000-10-01 German canoeist Birgit Fischer teams with Katrin Wagner to win the K2 500m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; becomes first woman to win 2 or more medals at 4 Summer Olympics; only 4th woman to win 7 career gold
  • 2000-10-01 An all-African podium for the men's marathon at the Sydney Olympics as Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia runs 2:10:11 for the gold medal, 0.20s ahead of Kenyan Erick Wainaina with bronze to Ethiopian Tesfaye Tola

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 3,238

  • 1938-11-03 Frank McKinney, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1938-11-11 Josef Odložil, Czech Athlete (1500m Olympic silver 1964), born in Otrokovice, Czech-Slovak Republic (d. 1993)
  • 1938-11-18 Karl Schranz, Austrian slalom (Olympic-1968)

Oscar Robertson

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

  • 1938-12-04 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 x Olympic gold eventing 1968, 72; World C'ship gold team 1970, 82), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1938-12-17 Peter Snell, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1960, 64; 1,500m 1964), born in Opunake, New Zealand (d. 2019)
  • 1938-12-29 Gianluigi Saccaro, Italian fencer (Olympic gold épée team 1960; silver épée team 1964; bronze épée 1968), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 1939-01-05 Bridget Parker, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939-01-06 Murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-10 Bill Toomey, American decathlete (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, Soviet 80m hurdles runner and pentathlete (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2004)
  • 1939-03-21 Martha Hudson, Eastman Ga, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1939-04-01 Vitali Davydov, Russian ice hockey defenceman (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; HC Dynamo Moscow), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1939-04-03 Vitaliy Davidov, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow
  • 1939-04-22 Yury Sharov, Russian fencer (Olympic gold Soviet Union, team foil 1964, silver 1968), born in Saratov, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1939-05-08 Paul Drayton, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1964), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1939-05-09 Ralph Boston, American long jumper (Olympic gold 1960; first to break 27 feet [8.2m] barrier), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1939-05-19 Jānis Lūsis, Latvian athlete (Olympic gold men's javelin 1968, silver 1972, bronze 1968), born in Jelgava, Latvia (d. 2020)
  • 1939-07-06 Helena Dupont, American equestrian 3-day even (Olympic-33rd place-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-07-06 Mary Peters, English pentathlete (Olympic gold 1972), born in Halewood, Lancashire
  • 1939-07-24 Walt Bellamy, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All-Star 1962–65; NBA Rookie of Year 1962; Olympic gold 1960), born in New Bern, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1939-08-08 Viorica Viscopoleanu, Romanian athlete (Olympic gold, long jump 1968), born in Storozhynets, Romania
  • 1939-08-12 Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1939-09-01 Heinrich Messner, Austrian downhill skier (winner first ever World Cup slalom; Olympic bronze 1968, 72), born in Obernberg am Brenner, Austria
  • 1939-09-08 Carsten Keller, German field hockey player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Berlin
  • 1939-10-08 Elvīra Ozoliņa, Soviet javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad
  • 1939-10-15 Carmelo Bossi, Italian light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1960), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1939-11-11 Claudia Boyarskikh, Soviet cross country skier (5 Olympic gold 1964, 1968), born in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Russia (d. 2009)
  • 1939-11-15 Erik Hansen, Danish canoeist (Olympic gold K-1 1000m 1960; World C'ship gold 1963), born in Randers, Denmark (d. 2014)
  • 1939-11-24 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1939-11-29 Gennadi Volnov, Russian basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1998)
  • 1939-12-18 Sandro Lopopolo Italian lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1939-12-31 Willye White, American athlete (Olympic silver long jump 1956, 4x100m relay 1964; Sports Illustrated 100 greatest women athletes of 20th century), born in Money, Mississippi (d. 2007)
  • 1940-01-17 Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenyan athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 1968, 3k steeplechase 1972), born in Kipsamo, Kenya
  • 1940-01-20 Carol Heiss Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; silver 1956; World C'ship gold 1956–1960), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-02-10 Mary Rand, English field athlete (Olympic long jump gold 6.76m WR 1964), born in Wells, Somerset
  • 1940-02-11 Calvin Fowler, American basketball point guard (Olympic gold 1968 co-captain; Saint Francis University), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1940-02-17 Willi Holdorf, German athlete (Olympic gold, United Team of Germany, decathlon 1964), born in Blomesche Wildnis, Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1940-02-24 Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold 100kg 1972), born in Vişani, Romania (d. 2013)
  • 1940-03-28 Michael Plumb, American equestrian (Olympic 2 gold/4 silver-1976,84), born in Islip, New York

Jerry Lucas

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

  • 1940-04-02 Don Jackson, CM OOnt, Canadian figure skater (World C'ship gold singles 1962; first triple lutz in international competition; Olympic bronze singles 1960), born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • 1940-04-15 Edy Hubacher, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1972), born in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1940-06-23 Wilma Rudolph, American athlete (3 Olympic gold 100/200/4x100m 1960), born in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • 1940-06-29 Nancy Ramey, American swimmer (WR 100m butterfly 1:09.1 1959; 200m butterfly 2:40.5 1958; Olympic silver 100m butterfly 1956), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1940-07-03 Lance Larson, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m freestyle relay, silver 100m freestyle 1960), born in Monterey Park, California
  • 1940-07-06 Viktor Kuzkin, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2008)
  • 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 Wim Ruska, Dutch judoka champion (Olympic gold 1972), born in Amsterdam
  • 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, American swimmer (Olympics 2 x gold 200m butterfly, 4×200m freestyle relay 1960), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • 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, American college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 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 Anatoli Firsov, Russian ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72; 8 x World C'ship gold), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1941-02-01 Franco Nones, Italian cross country skier (Olympic gold 30k 1968; first non-Scandinavian and Soviet/Russian male to win Olympic cross-country gold), born in Castello-Molina di Fiemme, Italy
  • 1941-02-16 Vitali Kuznetsov, Russian judoka (Olympic silver 1972) (d. 2011)
  • 1941-02-17 Heidi Biebl, German alpine skier (Olympic gold women's downhill 1960), born in Oberstaufen, Germany (d. 2022)
  • 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)
  • 1941-04-05 Viktor Kurentsov, Belarusian weightlifter (Olympic gold middleweight 1968; silver 1964; 5 x World C'ship gold middleweight), born in Tukhinka, Belarus (d. 2021)
  • 1941-05-05 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1941-05-09 Dorothy Hyman, England, sprinter (Olympic silver 1960)
  • 1941-05-22 Martha Langbein, German athlete (Olympic silver 1960), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1941-05-29 Pepi Bader, German bobsledder (World C'ship gold 2-man 1970; Olympic silver 1968, 72), born in Grainau, Germany (d. 2021)
  • 1941-06-29 Margitta Gummel-Helmbold, German track & field athlete (Olympic gold GDR women's shot put 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2021)
  • 1941-07-09 Takehide Nakatani, Japanese lightweight judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 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, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Tuckerman, Arkansas (d. 2002)
  • 1941-09-17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • 1941-09-19 Jim Fox, British pentathlete (Olympics gold 1972), born in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
  • 1941-09-22 Cesare Salvadori, Italian fencer (Olympic gold sabre team 1972; silver 1964, 68), born in Turin, Italy (d. 2021)
  • 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 Caldwell, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1964; NBA & ABA All Star; St. Louis Hawks, Carolina Cougars), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1941-11-19 Ivanka Khristova, Bulgarian athlete (Olympic gold women's shot put 1976), born in Osikovitsa, Bulgaria (d. 2022)
  • 1941-11-27 Henry Carr, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 4x400m 1964) and football safety (NY Giants), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1941-12-04 Raul Blanco, Argentine-Australian soccer coach (Australia 1996-97), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1941-12-18 Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), born in Drogomyśl, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1942-01-07 Vasiliy Alekseyev, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Miloslavsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
  • 1942-02-09 Peder Lunde Jr, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1960), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1942-03-08 Ann Packer, British 400m/800m runner (Olympic gold 1964), born in Moulsford, Oxfordshire, England
  • 1942-04-03 Michael Elliott, American skier (Olympics 1968), born in Durango, Colorado
  • 1942-04-15 Walt Hazzard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2011)
  • 1942-04-29 Galina Kulakova, Soviet nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1972), born in Logachi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • 1942-05-01 Jean Saubert, American alpine ski racer (Olympic giant slalom silver, slalom bronze 1964), born in Roseburg, Oregon (d. 2007)
  • 1942-05-02 Jacques Rogge, Belgian sports administrator, (8th President International Olympic Committee 2001-13), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 2021)
  • 1942-05-03 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • 1942-05-21 John Konrads, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 1500m freestyle, bronze 400m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle 1960; 26 individual world records), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2021)
  • 1942-06-01 Fernando Atzori, Italian boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1964), born in Ales, Italy (d. 2020)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport