On This Day

Olympic Sports (Part 9)

Events in Sport

Events 801 - 900 of 1,049

  • 2008-08-16 César Cielo Filho wins the men's 50m freestyle in 21.30 in Beijing, Brazil's first ever swimming Olympic gold medal
  • 2008-08-16 South Korean weightlifter Jang Mi-Ran wins the women's unlimited (+75 kg) division at the Beijing Olympics by breaking world records 5 times: once in snatch, twice in clean-and-jerk, and twice in total
  • 2008-08-17 Four years after winning Olympic silver in the rowing quad sculls in Athens, Briton Rebecca Romero becomes only 2nd woman to earn medals in 2 different sports at the summer Games when she wins the pursuit track cycling gold in Beijing
  • 2008-08-17 Jamaica dominates the 100m at the Beijing Olympics with Shelly-Ann Fraser taking the gold medal in 10.78; her teammates Sherone Simpson & Kerron Stewart dead-heat for silver in 10.98
  • 2008-08-17 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia wins the 3,000m steeplechase gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in world record 8:58.81

World Record

2008-08-17 US team Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen & Jason Lezak wins 4 x 100m medley relay at the Beijing Olympics in world record 3:29.34; Phelps' 8th gold medal of Games breaks Mark Spitz's 1972 record (7)

  • 2008-08-17 German swimmer Britta Steffen beats American Dara Torres by 0.01 in the 50m to wrap up the 50/100m double at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-17 Australian women's 4 x 100m medley relay team of Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper & Libby Trickett upset the United States to win the gold medal in world record 3:52.69 at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-17 China wins its 33rd gold medal of the Beijing Olympics by beating Singapore in the table tennis women's team event; most successful Olympiad ever for China; wins all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches

Olympic Gold

2008-08-17 Rafael Nadal of Spain beats Chile's Fernando González 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 to win the men's tennis singles at the Beijing Olympics; Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in tennis

  • 2008-08-18 Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva sets a new world record of 5.05m to win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; her 24th world record
  • 2008-08-18 An American 1-2-3 in the 400m hurdles at the Beijing Olympics; Angelo Taylor wins gold in 47.25 ahead of Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson
  • 2008-08-18 Emulating the Chinese women, the men win the team table tennis gold medal at the Beijing Olympics without losing a match; win all 10 singles and all 5 doubles matches
  • 2008-08-18 Belarus weightlifter Andrei Aramnau breaks 3 world records, for the snatch, clean & jerk, and total, on the way to winning the men's 105kg gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-19 Chris Hoy encapsulates British dominance of track cycling at the Beijing Olympics beating teammate Jason Kenny to win the sprint, adding to his keirin and team sprint gold medals
  • 2008-08-19 Britain's Victoria Pendleton beats Anna Mears in the women's cycling sprint final at the Beijing Olympics; GB dominates the track winning 7 of 10 gold medals
  • 2008-08-19 Reigning world champion, Christine Ohuruogu wins the women's 400m at the Beijing Olympics; GB's 50th gold medal in Olympic track & field competition
  • 2008-08-19 The men's gymnastics program at the Beijing Olympics concludes with the home team from China dominating the medals tally takes 7 of 8 gold medals; Zou Kai wins 3
  • 2008-08-20 Russian long-distance swimmer Larisa Ilchenko wins inaugural women's open water marathon (10k) in 1:59:27.7 at the Beijing Olympics

World Record

2008-08-20 Usain Bolt of Jamaica wraps up the 100/200m double in style with a new 200m world record 19.30 at the Beijing Olympics

  • 2008-08-21 After winning the event in Athens, Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown makes it consecutive 200m Olympic titles beating American Allyson Felix by 0.19 in Beijing
  • 2008-08-21 Dutch swimmer and cancer survivor Maarten van der Weijden wins inaugural men's open water marathon (10k) in 1:51:51.6 at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-21 An American sweep of the 400m medals at the Beijing Olympics; LeShawn Merritt wins gold in 43.75 ahead of Jeremy Wariner and David Neville
  • 2008-08-21 Japan edges the United States 3-1 for the gold medal in the final of the women's softball tournament at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-21 Daniëlle de Bruijn scores a match winning 7 goals as the Netherlands upset the United States 9-8 to take the women's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics

Olympic Gold

2008-08-21 Striker Carli Lloyd scores in extra time as the United States beat Brazil 1-0 to take the women's Football Gold Medal at the Beijing Olympics

  • 2008-08-22 The Jamaican team led by Usain Bolt smashes the world 4 x 100m relay record in the final at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2017 as Nesta Carter tests positive for prohibited substance
  • 2008-08-22 Ethiopian distance runner Tirunesh Dibaba wraps up the women's 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when she takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 15:41.40
  • 2008-08-22 American decathlete Brian Clay wins 4 of the 10 events and finishes 2nd in 2 others to dominate field and take the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-08-22 Russia wins the women's 4 × 100 m relay ahead of Belgium & Nigeria at the Beijing Olympics; disqualified in 2016 when reanalysis of Yulia Chermoshanskaya’s samples result in positive test for prohibited substances
  • 2008-08-22 Steven Hooker wins the men's pole vault with 5.96m at the Beijing Olympics; Australia's first gold medal in men's athletics since 1968
  • 2008-08-22 Maurren Higa Maggi wins the women's long jump with a leap of 7.04m at the Beijing Olympics; Brazil's first ever gold medal in any women's individual event
  • 2008-08-22 Anne-Caroline Chausson of France and Māris Štrombergs of Latvia win the inaugural gold medals in BMX, winning the women's and men's events respectively at the Beijing Olympics

Olympic Gold

2008-08-23 The star-studded American women's basketball team led by the likes of Lisa Leslie, Sue Bird & Diana Taurasi win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a convincing 92-65 win over Australia

  • 2008-08-23 Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele wraps up the 5,000/10,000m double at the Beijing Olympics when he takes gold in the 5k in an Olympic record 12:57.82
  • 2008-08-23 Australian diver Matthew Mitcham wins the men's 10m platform gold medal with final dive at the Beijing Olympics; prevents Chinese from winning every diving event; achieves highest score for an individual dive in Olympic history (112.10)
  • 2008-08-23 Midfielder Ángel Di María scores a 58th minute winner as Argentina beats Nigeria 1-0 to take the men's football gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; 89,102 at the National Stadium
  • 2008-08-24 Summer Olympics in Beijing becomes the most watched event on TV ever - nearly 5 billion, 70% of world's population

Olympic Gold

2008-08-24 The star-studded American men's basketball team led by the likes of LeBron James, Chris Paul & Kobe Bryant win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics with a relatively narrow 118-107 win over Spain

  • 2008-08-24 Samuel Wansiru becomes first Kenyan to win the men's Olympic marathon in Beijing; wins in Olympic record time; silver medallist Joauad Gharib of Morocco also faster than OR, yet 44 seconds behind
  • 2008-08-24 Dániel Varga & Péter Biros score 3 goals each as Hungary wins the men's water polo gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; third consecutive Olympic gold medal
  • 2009-04-16 Laureus World Sports Awards, (ceremony cancelled GFC): Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Yelena Isinbayeva; Team: China Olympic team
  • 2009-10-02 The International Olympic Committee votes to award Rio de Janeiro, Brazil rights to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

Olympic Gold

2010-02-14 Alexandre Bilodeau wins the Gold Medal in the freestyle skiing men's moguls event, becoming the first Canadian to win a Gold Medal during a Canadian-hosted Olympics

  • 2010-08-14 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games opens in Singapore
  • 2012-02-17 Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • 2012-03-18 Superleague Greece football match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is abandoned after fans set fire to Athens' Olympic Stadium
  • 2012-06-17 US Open Men's Golf, Olympic Club, SF: American Webb Simpson wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Graeme McDowell and Michael Thompson
  • 2012-06-24 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
  • 2012-07-01 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympic Stadium, Kyiv, Ukraine: Spain crush Italy, 4-0 to retain their title
  • 2012-07-25 The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)

Olympic Games

2012-07-27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

  • 2012-07-28 Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley (4:28.43) to take the gold medal at the London Olympics

Sports History

2012-07-31 Germany wins London Olympic equestrian eventing final; daughter of Princess Anne, Zara Phillips part of GB silver medal winning team

  • 2012-07-31 Michael Phelps becomes the greatest medal winner in Olympic history as part of the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team in London; Phelps' 19th career Olympic medal and 15th overall gold
  • 2012-08-01 8 female badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 Summer Olympics for attempting to manipulate the draw by throwing matches
  • 2012-08-01 American Nathan Adrian clocks 47.52 in winning the 100m freestyle gold at the London Olympics, his first swim under 48 seconds
  • 2012-08-01 Great Britain collects its first ever gold medal in women's rowing with Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the coxless pairs at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-01 Bradley Wiggins' win in the London Olympics cycling time trial gives him the most aggregate medals (7) of any British Olympian (4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • 2012-08-02 American swimmer Michael Phelps wins an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 200m individual medley in 1:54.27 at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-02 American swimmer Rebecca Soni becomes first woman to win the 200m breaststroke twice with a world record 2:19.59 at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-03 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17
  • 2012-08-03 American Missy Franklin swims a world record 2:04.06 to win the 200m backstroke gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-04 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first double-leg amputee to compete at the Olympics; 400m London; out in semi's

Olympic Gold

2012-08-04 Golden double for US at London Olympic tennis as Serena Williams destroys Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in women's singles; Bob & Mike Bryan win men’s doubles beating French pair Michael Llodra & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6

  • 2012-08-04 US takes the 4 x 100m medley relay double at the London Olympics with Michael Phelps collecting his 18th Olympic gold medal; women's team sets world record 3:52.05
  • 2012-08-09 Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the London Olympics in 19.32 to become first to win 100/200m double in back-to-back Olympics
  • 2012-08-09 Women's Olympic Football Gold Medal won by the USA beating Japan 2-1 in the final
  • 2012-08-12 XXX Summer Olympic Games close in London, England
  • 2012-10-25 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games
  • 2014-02-08 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Sage Kotsenburg is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-09 Slopestyle snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Jamie Anderson is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-09 Slovak biathlete Anastasiya Kuzmina retains her Olympic 7.5k sprint title (Vancouver 2010) at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-09 Olympic teams figure skating event debuts in Sochi with Russia taking the gold medal; pairs champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov win first of 2 gold at the Games
  • 2014-02-10 Canadian short track speed skater Charles Hamelin wins his 3rd career Olympic gold medal in the 1,500m in Sochi; Vancouver (2010) 500m and 5,000m relay champion
  • 2014-02-10 German alpine skier Maria Höfl-Riesch retains her Olympic combined title (Vancouver 2010) when she Nicole Hosp beats of Austria by 0.4s
  • 2014-02-10 After winning Vancouver (2010) Olympic moguls title, Canadian freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau wins 2nd consecutive Olympic gold medal in Sochi; beats teammate Mikaël Kingsbury
  • 2014-02-11 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; Canadian Dara Howell is inaugural women's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-12 Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov win the Olympic gold in pairs figure skating
  • 2014-02-12 Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze of Slovenia tie for gold in the women’s downhill event at 1:41.57s at the Sochi Winter Games; first-ever dead-heat in Olympic alpine skiing
  • 2014-02-12 German Nordic combined skier Eric Frenzel wins the 1st of 3 career Olympic gold medals in Individual normal hill/10 km event in Sochi; wins event again Pyeongchang and long hill 4 x 5k relay
  • 2014-02-13 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Joss Christensen is inaugural men's gold medallist
  • 2014-02-13 Women's luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men's doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Sochi in team relay event; Germany sweeps 4 events
  • 2014-02-13 Polish cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk follows her Vancouver (2010) Olympic women's 30k classical title with a gold medal in the 10k classical in Sochi
  • 2014-02-14 Britain's Lizzy Yarnold wins her first of 2 consecutive Olympic women's skeleton gold medals in Sochi; also wins event in Pyeongchang (2018)
  • 2014-02-14 For the first time in men's figure skating, all 3 Olympic singles medalists are of Asian descent; Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan) gold, Patrick Chan (Canada) and Denis Ten (Kazakhstan)
  • 2014-02-16 At age 36, American Bode Miller becomes the oldest medalist in Olympic alpine skiing history when he ties for bronze in the super-G in Sochi
  • 2014-02-17 American pair Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the first Olympic gold medal for the US in ice dance at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-18 American snowboarder David Wise wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic halfpipe gold medals in Sochi; wins again in Pyeongchang (2018)
  • 2014-02-19 Canadian team Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyes win their second consecutive Olympic 2-woman bobsleigh gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-19 Czech speed skater Martina Sáblíková retains her Olympic 5,000m title (Vancouver 2010) in Sochi; also Vancouver 3,000m gold
  • 2014-02-19 After winning the combined gold in Turin (2006), American alpine skier Ted Ligety has to wait 8 years for his next Olympic success, gold in the giant slalom in Sochi
  • 2014-02-20 Canada beats Sweden, 6-3 in final to become first women's curling team to go through the Olympics undefeated as they win Sochi gold medal; first Manitoba based team to win Olympic gold
  • 2014-02-20 Marie-Philip Poulin scores in overtime to lead Canada to a 3-2 win over the US and 4th consecutive Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • 2014-02-21 Park Seung-hi wins Olympic women's 1,000m short track speed skating gold medal in Sochi for her 2nd gold medal of the Games; 3,000m relay winner
  • 2014-02-21 Viktor An of Russia wins 6th career Olympic short track speed skating gold medal as part of the 5,000m relay team in Sochi; 2nd gold of the day (500m) and 3rd of Games (1,000m)
  • 2014-02-22 Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals
  • 2014-02-22 At age 34, Mario Matt of Austria becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing history with the slalom gold medal at Sochi

Olympic Gold

2014-02-23 Canada wins the Olympic ice hockey double with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the men's gold medal game in Sochi; first team to finish the tournament undefeated since 1984

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 3,238

  • 1946-05-20 Craig Patrick, American NHL center and executive (USA Olympic gold 1980; GM Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup 1991-92, 2009), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946-05-24 Irina Szewińska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1946-05-25 Irena Szewińska, Polish 200m runner (Olympic Gold 1964, 68, 76), born in Leningrad, Russian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1946-05-26 Neshka Robeva, Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast (World C'ship 3 x silver, 1 x bronze 1969) and coach (World, European and Olympic competition, 294 medals), born in Rousse, Bulgaria
  • 1946-07-07 Jim Day, Canadian equestrian show jumper (Olympic gold, 1968), born in Thorn Hill, Ontario
  • 1946-07-21 Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Polish lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1946-07-21 Jüri Tarmak, Estonian athlete (Olympic gold USSR high jump 1972), born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2022)
  • 1946-08-06 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics 1996)
  • 1946-08-29 Bob Beamon, American track and field long jumper (Olympic gold 1968, 29' 2½" 8.9m), born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • 1946-09-10 Jim Hines, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m relay 1968), born in Dumas, Arkansas
  • 1946-10-01 Ewa Klobukowska, Polish athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1964), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1946-10-04 André Bolhuis, Dutch field hockey player, coach and administrator (World Cup gold 1973; president Dutch Field Hockey Federation; chairman Dutch Olympic Committee), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • 1946-10-08 Aleksandr Gorshkov, Soviet ice dancer (holds 6 titles, Olympic gold 1976), born in Moscow
  • 1946-10-11 Sawao Kato, Japanese gymnast (8 Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76), born in Gosen, Japan
  • 1946-10-17 Bob Seagren, American pole vaulter/actor (Olympic gold 1968, "Soap"), born in Pomona California
  • 1946-10-23 Miklos Nemeth, Hungarian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1946-11-16 Jo Jo White, American basketballer (Olympic gold - 1968), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1946-11-29 Suzy Chaffee, American skier and chapstick user (Olympics 1968)
  • 1946-12-01 Ho-Jun Li, North Korean shooter (Olympic gold 50m rifle 1972; DPR Korea first Olympic gold), born in North Korea
  • 1946-12-14 Ruth Fuchs, German javelin thrower (Olympic 2 gold-72, 76), born in Egeln, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
  • 1947-01-02 Aleksandr Tikhonov, Russian biathlete (Olympic gold biathlon relay 1968, 72, 76, 80), born in Uyskoye, Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1947-01-02 Lanny Bassham, American sports shooter (Olympic gold small-bore rifle, 3 positions 1976; silver 1972), born in Comanche, Texas
  • 1947-01-06 Ian Millar, Canadian dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, NS, Canada
  • 1947-01-13 Peter Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 5-5m class 1968; World C'ship gold Dragon class 1971), Nacka, Sweden
  • 1947-02-02 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72)
  • 1947-02-06 Charles Hickcox, American 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1968), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2010)
  • 1947-02-14 Heidemarie Rosendahl, German FR, long jumper (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1947-02-18 Carlos A Lopes, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • 1947-02-25 Lee Evans, American athlete (Olympic gold men's 400m, 4x400m relay 1968), born in Madera, California (d. 2021)
  • 1947-03-06 Dick Fosbury, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, "Fosbury Flop"), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1947-03-15 Tomas Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1947-04-26 Donna De Varona, American swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1947-04-29 Jim Ryun, American 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1947-06-06 Marion Coakes, English equestrian rider (World C'ship gold Individual Jumping 1965; Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, England
  • 1947-06-06 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1968; silver 100m butterfly, 4×100m medley 1964), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1947-06-12 Ron Freeman, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m, bronze 400m 1968), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1947-07-02 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-07-28 Barbara Ferrell, American runnerr (Olympic gold 1968), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1947-07-28 Elena Belova, Russian foils fencer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Sovetskaya Gavan, Soviet Union
  • 1947-07-28 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • 1947-08-11 Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1947-08-16 John Howard, American Olympic cyclist (1985 land speed record 152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • 1947-09-08 Amos Biwott, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1968), born in Uasin Gishee, Kenya
  • 1947-09-14 Wolfgang Schwartz, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1968), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1947-09-16 Ilona Gusenbauer, Austrian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Gummersbach, West Germany
  • 1947-09-20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO (Special Olympics International 2002-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-09-26 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 400m individual medley 1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1947-10-06 Klaus Dibiasi, Italian diver (Olympic gold 10m platform 1968, 72, 76), born in Hall in Tirol, Austria
  • 1947-10-31 Frank Shorter, American marathoner (Olympic gold/silver-72, 76), born in Munich, Germany
  • 1947-11-01 Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968; World C'ship gold 1974), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1947-11-04 Alexei Ulanov, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold [with Irina Rodnina] 1972), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1947-11-05 Oļegs Antropovs, Latvian volleyball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in Shymkent, Kazakh SSR
  • 1947-11-06 Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1947-12-10 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1947-12-16 Vincent Matthews, American 400m dash (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1948-01-11 Madeline Manning-Mimms, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1968), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1948-02-04 Tamás Wichmann, Hungarian sprint canoeist (World C'ship gold x 9; Olympic silver C-1 1000m 1972, C-2 1000m 1968; bronze C-1 1000m 1976), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • 1948-02-29 Nikolai Pimenov, Russian rower (World C'ship gold coxless pairs 1981, 85, 86; Olympic silver 1976), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1948-02-29 Yuri Pimenov, Russian rower (World C'ship gold coxless pairs 1981, 85, 86; Olympic silver 1976), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1948-04-03 Mary Gordon-Watson, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972), born in Blandford, Dorset
  • 1948-04-07 Arnie Robinson Jr., American athlete (Olympic gold long jump 1976; bronze 1972), born in San Diego, California (d. 2020)
  • 1948-04-24 Eddie James Hart, American 4x100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1972), born in Martinez, California
  • 1948-05-11 Alfred Matt, Austrian slalom (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1948-05-20 Aleksandr Timoshinin, Russian rower (Olympic gold Soviet Union double sculls 1968, 72), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1948-06-06 Vladimir Shadrin, Russian Hockey HOF centre (Olympic gold Soviet Union 1972, 76; 5 x World C'ship gold; HC Spartak Moscow, Oji Seishi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1948-06-14 Aleksandr Kabanov, Russian water polo player (Olympic gold 1972, 80; World C'ship gold 1975, 82) and coach (Russian men's & women's teams), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1948-06-21 Tim Wood, American figure skater (World C'ship gold singles 1969, 70; Olympic silver 1968), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1948-07-13 Alf Hansen, Norwegian rower Olympic gold, double sculls 1976; World C'ship gold double sculls 1975, 78, 79, 82), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1948-07-15 Enriqueta Basilio, Mexican track and field athlete, and first woman to light the Olympic Cauldron (Mexico City, 1968), born in Mexicali, Baja California (d. 2019)
  • 1948-07-17 Cathy Ferguson, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Stockton, California
  • 1948-07-26 Norair Nurikian, Bulgarian weightlifter (Olympic gold men's 60kg 1972, 56kg 1976), born in Sliven, Bulgaria
  • 1948-07-27 Peggy Fleming, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1968, 3-time world champion), born in San Jose, California
  • 1948-08-05 Tony DiCicco, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  • 1948-08-10 Pal Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (Olympic bronze 1972, 80)
  • 1948-09-03 Ronald W Harris, American boxer (Olympic gold lightweight 1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1948-09-19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine
  • 1948-09-22 Mark Phillips, British equestrian (Olympic Gold 1972), ex of princess Anne, born in Tetbury, England
  • 1948-09-29 Viktor Krovopouskov, Russian sabres fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1948-10-20 Andrei Suraikin, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • 1948-10-22 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 82 kg 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • 1948-10-25 Dan Gable, American 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1948-11-09 Sharon Stouder, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Altadena, California (d. 2013)
  • 1948-11-17 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • 1948-11-26 Galina Prozumenshchikova, Soviet 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1964), born in Sevastopol, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • 1948-12-13 Lillian Board, British 400m athlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • 1949-01-06 Mike Boit, Kenyan 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Eldoret, Kenya
  • 1949-01-17 Heini Hemmi, Swiss giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976), born in Churwalden, Switzerland
  • 1949-02-08 Scott Allen, American skater (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • 1949-02-23 Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1949-03-08 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic silver 1972)
  • 1949-03-21 Rolf-Dieter Amend, German canoeist (Olympic gold GDR C-2 slalom 1972), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2022)
  • 1949-03-28 Ronnie Ray Smith, American athlete, 4 X 100m relay runner (Olympic gold 1968), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1949-04-20 Toller Cranston, Canadian men's figure skater (Olympic bronze, 1976; Canadian champ, 1971-76), and painter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1949-04-22 Spencer Haywood, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1968; NBA C'ship 1980 LA Lakers; NBA All-Star 1972–75; ABA All-Star Game MVP 1970), born in Silver City, Mississippi
  • 1949-04-29 Eddie Hart, American 100m runner (Olympics, 1972)
  • 1949-05-15 Wendy Pritchard, Australian women's field hockey team manager (Olympic gold - 1996 & 2000), born in Busselton, Western Australia
  • 1949-06-08 Hildegard Falck, German athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1972 FRG), born in Nettelrede, Germany
  • 1949-06-20 Paul Shaw, Collingwood Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • 1949-07-13 Helena Fibingerova, Czech, shot putter (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1949-07-21 Ludmila Smirnova, Soviet pairs figure skater (Olympic silver 1972)

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