Olympic Sports (Part 9)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,627

  • 1953-03-14 Tim McKee, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1953-03-19 Hans Rinn, German DR, 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1953-04-06 Janet Lynn, ice skater (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1953-04-07 Everard Endt, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952)
  • 1953-04-19 Sara Simeoni, Italian high jumper (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1953-06-23 Filbert Bayi, Karatu Tanzania, 3k steeplechase (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1953-06-27 Kent Bostick, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

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1953-07-11 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1953-09-06 Mohammed Kedir, Ethiopia, 10k runner (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1953-09-12 John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1953-09-27 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953-10-16 Susan Pedersen, American 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1953-11-20 Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1953-11-28 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1953-12-03 Franz Klammer, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1953-12-13 Zoltan Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1953-12-29 Kate Schmidt, US javelin thrower (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1954-01-02 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1954-01-06 Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1954-01-17 Janet Dykman, Monterey Park California, archer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1954-02-21 Ivo van Damme, Belgian 800/1500m dash (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1954-03-08 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • 1954-03-08 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-04-12 Marvin Johnson, American middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1954-04-30 Gunther Tiersch, German DR, 8 man cox (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 1954-05-21 Bill Abbott, sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1954-05-27 Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 2 gold-1972)
  • 1954-06-13 Daniel Seemiller, Pitts, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
  • 1954-07-29 Flo Hyman, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in Inglewood, California
  • 1954-08-20 William Quinn Buckner, Phoenix Ill, basketballer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-09-05 Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt, German bobsleder (Olympic gold 1980), born in Altenburg, Thuringia
  • 1954-09-09 Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-09-20 Silvio Leonard, Cienguegos Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1954-10-08 Ben Amonette, Radford VA, free pistol (Olympics 1992, 96)

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1954-10-25 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1954-10-29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-11-01 Ruben Guerrero, Mexican relay swimmer (Olympic-1968)
  • 1954-11-11 Gail Marquis, WBL forward (NY Stars, Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1954-12-16 Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1954-12-26 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-26 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-29 Glenn Myernick, US soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1955-01-18 Mable Fergerson, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-01-24 James Montgomery, US 100m swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1976)
  • 1955-01-29 John Tate, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1955-02-12 Daniele Masala, Italian pentathelete (Olympics 1976)
  • 1955-02-28 Adrian Dantley, NBA forward (Olympic gold 1976, Utah Jazz), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955-03-13 Olga Rukavishnikova, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1955-03-21 Barbel Wockel-Eckert, German DR, sprinter (Olympic-4 gold-1976, 80)
  • 1955-04-15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1955-04-25 Joanne Abbott, sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1955-05-10 Bruce Hartzler, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955-05-16 Olga Korbut, Grodno Belorussia, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1972)
  • 1955-06-01 Lorraine Moller, Boulder Colo, NZ athelete (Olympics 1996)
  • 1955-06-28 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1955-07-10 Pamela Theresa Jiles, NO LA, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1955-07-11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1955-07-24 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1955-08-10 Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1955-08-15 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1955-08-20 Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1955-08-27 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1955-09-06 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1955-09-10 Charlotte Lewis, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-10-05 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1955-10-09 Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)
  • 1955-12-01 Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956-01-07 Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-01-15 Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1956-01-20 John Phillips Naber, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1956-02-09 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-02-14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1956-03-01 Mark Todd, UK, NZ equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996)
  • 1956-03-03 Jim Barton, American sailor (1996 Olympic bronze in Soling class), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1956-03-14 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1956-03-18 Ingamar Stenmark, Swedish slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
  • 1956-03-21 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norwegian marathoner (Olympic-4th-1984, Bost-86, 89)
  • 1956-03-25 Sonia M Lannaman, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1956-03-26 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1956-03-27 Thomas Wassberg, Swedish 15K/50K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1956-03-28 Evelin Jahl, German DR, discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
  • 1956-03-29 Kurt Thomas, American gymnist (Olympics), actor (Gymkata)
  • 1956-04-13 Michael Nikolay, German DR, gymnist (Olympics)
  • 1956-04-21 Rick DeMont, American 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
  • 1956-04-27 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-05-03 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1956-05-04 Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956-05-17 Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, Rocky Mount North Carolina, boxer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-06-03 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-06-04 John Treacy, marathonr (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1956-06-07 Robert Dover, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1956-06-21 Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-07-02 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956-07-08 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • 1956-07-15 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-07-22 Michael Spinks, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-07-26 Dorothy Hamill, Riverside Ct, figure skater (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-08-19 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1956-08-24 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
  • 1956-08-28 Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic bronze 1980, 84)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport