Olympic Sports (Part 7)

Events in Sport

Events 601 - 700 of 1,004

  • 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 team mates 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

OlympicsOlympic 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)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Riddick Bowe
Boxer
Riddick Bowe
  • 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 readmitted 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

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • 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
  • 1992-06-11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 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

OlympicsOlympic 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, Scotty Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1996-07-19 26th 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

OlympicsOlympic 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

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 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

OlympicsOlympic 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

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • 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
  • 1997-09-05 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 Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal
  • 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

Sport awardUS 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)
  • 2000-10-01 Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares the XXVII Olympics in Sydney 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
  • 2000-10-01 NBA stars Ray Allen and Vince Carter each score 13 points as the US beats France 85-75 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Sydney Olympics
  • 2000-10-01 Cuban boxer Félix Savon wins his 3rd consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medal at the Sydney Games; easily beats Russian Sultan Ibragimov on points 21-13; retires after victory ceremony
  • 2000-10-01 Stephanie Cook of Great Britain scores 5,318 points to beat American Emily de Riel by just 8 points to win the inaugural Olympic women's modern pentathlon at the Sydney Games
  • 2000-10-01 Norwegian canoeist Knut Holmann beats Petar Merkov of Bulgaria for the second consecutive day to win the K-1 500m gold medal at the Sydney Olympics; beat Markov in K-1 1000m the previous day
  • 2001-07-13 International Olympic Committee votes to award Beijing the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
  • 2001-08-03 Olympic champion Gezahegne Abera of Ethiopia becomes first athlete to achieve Olympics-World Championships marathon double; runs 2:12:42 to beat Kenya's Simon Biwott by just 0.1s in Edmonton World Championships

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2002-02-24 Joe Sakic and Jerome Iginla each score twice as Canada defeats the United States, 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic gold medal at Salt Lake City

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2004-03-31 Australian swimmer Lisbeth Lenton breaks Inge de Bruijn's 4-year old 100m freestyle women's world record in 53.66s at the Australian Olympic trials in Sydney

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 3,098

  • 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 gold-1960), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 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
  • 1940-10-30 Miguel Calderón Gómez, Cuban 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 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, 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 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
  • 1941-06-29 Margitta Gummel, German shot putter (Olympic gold 1968), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 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
  • 1941-10-26 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, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 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 Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1942-02-09 Peder Lunde Jr, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1960), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 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 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 International Olympic Committee president, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1942-05-03 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (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, Dutch figure skater (Olympic gold 1964), born in Akkrum, Netherlands
  • 1942-08-20 Hans-Joachim Klein, German 100m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Darmstadt, Germany
  • 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
  • 1942-09-16 Dennis Conner, American sailor, 4 time America's Cup winning skipper (1974, 1980, 1987, 1988) and Olympic bronze medalist (1976), born in San Diego, California
  • 1942-09-17 Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968), born in Gig Harbor, Washington
  • 1942-09-26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German long jumper and relayer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1942-09-30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1942-10-28 Kees Verkerk, Dutch skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympic gold 1968), born in Maasdam, Netherlands
  • 1942-11-27 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic gold 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1942-12-20 Bob Hayes, American athlete (2 x Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1964) and Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver (3-time Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2002)
  • 1943-02-09 James King, American 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, German 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)
  • 1943-03-01 Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast (6 x Olympic gold 1968, 72; 7 x World C'ships gold 1966, 70), born in Nagoya, Japan
  • 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), born in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland
  • 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), born in Glendale, California
  • 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, French alpine skier (3 Olympic gold 1968), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-09-04 Giuseppi Gentile, Italian triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Latina, Italy
  • 1943-09-19 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Kitzbühel, Austria (d. 2001)
  • 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 [GDR] luger (Olympic gold women's singles 1964; World C'ships gold 1965, 67)), born in Trünzig, Sachsen, Germany
  • 1943-12-15 Mihály Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)

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
  • 1944-01-13 Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m medley 1960), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1944-01-20 Isao Okano, Japanese judoka (Olympic gold 1964), born in Ryugasaki, Japan
  • 1944-01-23 Sergey Belov, Soviet basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Shegarsky District, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1944-03-15 Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1944-03-21 Charles Edward Greene, Pine Bluff Ark, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1944-04-02 František Pospíšil, Czech ice hockey defenceman (IIHF World C'ships gold 1972, 76, 77; best defenceman 1972, 76; Olympic bronze 1972, silver 1976), born in Unhošť, Bohemia and Moravia
  • 1944-04-04 Lawrence A. Hough, American rower (Pairs w/o cox-1968 olympic silver), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • 1944-05-06 Tommie Smith, American 200m dash (Olympic gold 1968), born in Clarksville, Texas
  • 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, British boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1968), born in Iver, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2009)
  • 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 cyclist, 1K time trial (Olympic gold 1964), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium

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