Guess Who This Is

115 Persons awarded the Olympic Gold Medal:

Abby Wambach

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Abigail Wambach
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5' 11". Position: forward. Teams Washington Freedom, magicJack, Western New York Flash. Also the 2012 USA national team, which won the World Cup. Twice won Olympic Gold Medal.

Al Joyner

Real/Birth Name:
Alfrederick Joyner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Florence Griffith Joyner, until her death.
Younger than Florence Griffith Joyner by less than 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Jackie Joyner-Kersee by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Triple jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Arkansas State University Track and Field Hall of Fame 1993. Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame 1997. Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame 1999. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1999.

Alice Coachman

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Marie Coachman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1948. Won the high jump event. The first African-American woman to win gold in the Olympics. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1979. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1991. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975.

Allen Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Kenneth Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hurdler. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1977. Jesse Owens Award 1997. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 2013. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2015.

Alvin Kraenzlein

Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Christian Kraenzlein
Nickname(s):
Al
The father of the modern hurdling technique
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hurdler, long jump, 60 metres race. Olympic Gold Medal 1900 times 4. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1952.

Andy Murray

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Barron Murray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
31
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Scottish professional tennis player. Olympic Gold Medal 2012 in singles against Federer. Won at Wimbledon 2013. Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to tennis. Knighted in 2016 New Year Honours.

Archie Hahn

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Archibald Hahn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1904 in three events. Book How to Sprint. Coach in multiple sports at several colleges and universities. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1984. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1959. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1983.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Ella Didriksen
Also Known As:
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Babe Zaharias
Nickname(s):
Babe
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called Babe by childhood friends who thought she batted like Babe Ruth. Name changed from Didriksen after it was accidentally spelled Didrikson. Olympic Gold Medal 1932 in Los Angeles in the javelin and hurdles events, second in high jump. Played semiprofessional women's basketball. Later became a pro golfer, co-founder of the LPGA tour. Considered the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Honored on an 18 cent US postage stamp. National Women's Hall of Fame 1976. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980. World Golf Hall of Fame 1951. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2008. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Bart Conner

Real/Birth Name:
Bart Wayne Conner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Nadia Comăneci by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Movie Peaceful Warrior. International Gymnastics Hall of Fame 1997. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2012. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 1986.

Bill Toomey

Real/Birth Name:
William Anthony Toomey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Set the world record in the decathlon in December 1969. Olympic Gold Medal 1968 in decathlon. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1992. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1969.

Billy Mills

Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American, a member of the Ogala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe. Olympic Gold Medal 1964 games at Tokyo, in the 10,000 meter event. San Diego Hall of Champions 1970. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984. National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1999. Kansas Hall of Fame. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1980. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1978. Presidential Citizens Medal 2012. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1970. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2014. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

Bob Knight

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Mpntgomery Knight
Also Known As:
Robert M. Knight
Nickname(s):
Bobby
The General
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a coach, known for his temper. Forward at team Ohio State University. Coach, teams United States Military Academy, Indiana University, US Men's Olympic Team, Texas Tech University. Henry Iba Award 1975. Henry Iba Award 1989. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1991. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 2009. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.

Bob Mathias

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bruce Mathias
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from California 1967-1975. Olympic Gold Medal, in the decathlon two consecutive times. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 1989. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1995. James E. Sullivan Award 1948.

Bobby Morrow

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Joe Morrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 100 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 200 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 in 4x100 meters relay. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1956. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1957.

Bonnie Blair

Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Kathleen Blair
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A speedskater. 5 times Olympic Gold Medal. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2001. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1994. James E. Sullivan Award 1992.

Brandi Chastain

Real/Birth Name:
Brandi Denise Chastain
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

US national soccer team player. After the team won in 1996, she ripped off her shirt. Pro soccer player. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. West Coast Conference Hall of Honor 2010.

Breanna Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
Breanna Mackenzie Stewart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
23, 13 days before her 24th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Power forward / center. Height 6' 4". Teams University of Connecticut, Seattle Storm, Shanghai Baoshan Dahua. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Honda Sports Award 2014. Honda Sports Award 2015. Honda Sports Award 2016. Wade Trophy 2015. Wade Trophy 2016. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2012. John R Wooden Award 2015. John R Wooden Award 2016. Naismith College Player of the Year 2014. Naismith College Player of the Year 2015. Naismith College Player of the Year 2016. James E. Sullivan Award 2015.

Bridgette Gordon

Real/Birth Name:
Bridgette C. Gordon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams University of Tennessee, Sacramento Monarchs. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Honda Sports Award 1989. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2007.

Caitlyn Jenner

Real/Birth Name:
William Bruce Jenner
Also Known As:
Bruce Jenner
Caitlyn Marie Jenner
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was father of
was father of
was father of
husband of
Older than Kris Jenner by 5 years.
was father of
husband of
Older than Linda Thompson by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Became a female in 2015 Official name change (to Caitlyn Marie Jenner) and gender change in September 2015. As a male, Olympic Gold Medal 1972 and Olympic Gold Medal 1976 in the decathlon event. Motivational speaker. Has a problem with dyslexia. Movie Can't Stop the Music. TV series CHiPs, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1994. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1986. Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1982. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2015. James E. Sullivan Award 1976.

Carl Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Carol Lewis by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Specializing in sprint and long jump. Won 10 Olympic medals including 9 Olympic Gold Medal wins. 10 World Championships medals, 8 of which were gold. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2001. Jesse Owens Award 1982. Jesse Owens Award 1991. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1984. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2016. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1981.

Carli Lloyd

Real/Birth Name:
Carli Anne Lloyd
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
36, 29 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional soccer midfielder. Teams Houston Dash, Chicago Red Stars, Sky Blue FC, Atlanta Beat. Also the US National team. Olympic Gold Medal 2008 and 2012. Won with US team 3 times Women's World Cup.

Cathy Freeman

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Astrid Salome Freeman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 2000 in 400 meters. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2001.

Chamique Holdsclaw

Real/Birth Name:
Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 5 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of Tennessee, Washington Mystics, Los Angeles Sparks, Atlanta Dream, San Antonio Silver Stars. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Honda Sports Award 1998. Honda Sports Award 1999. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 1995. Naismith College Player of the Year 1998. Naismith College Player of the Year 1999. James E. Sullivan Award 1998.

Chandra Cheeseborough

Real/Birth Name:
Chandra Danette Cheeseborough
Also Known As:
Chandra Spellman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1984 twice, for 4x100 relay and 4x400. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2000. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2002.

Cheryl Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Cheryl D. Miller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 2". Forward and coach for team University of Southern California. Olympic Gold Medal 1984, Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Scored 105 points in a high school game in 1982. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1991. USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2006. FIBA Hall of Fame 2010. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1995. Wade Trophy 1985. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Honda Sports Award 1984. Honda Sports Award 1985. Naismith College Player of the Year 1984. Naismith College Player of the Year 1985. Naismith College Player of the Year 1986.

Clyde Drexler

Real/Birth Name:
Clyde Austin Drexler
Nickname(s):
The Glide
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard / small forward. Teams University of Houston, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, Dream Team. Coach, team University of Houston. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. Olympic Gold Medal 1992.

David Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
David Maurice Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1". Center. Teams Navy, The Dream Team, San Antonio Spurs. 20,790 points as a pro. Olympic Gold Medal 1992 with the US team. . Olympic Gold Medal 1996 with the US team. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1987. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1995. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Award 1987. Naismith College Player of the Year 1987.

Dean Smith (stunts)

Real/Birth Name:
Finis Dean Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Iron Horse, Overland Traiil, Tales of Wells Fargo. Movies The Alamo, How the West Was Won, Rio Conchos, Big Jake, El Dorado. Olympic Gold Medal 1952 in the 4x100m relay. Stuntman's Hall of Fame. Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Trail of Fame 2010.

Debbie Meyer

Real/Birth Name:
Deborah Elizabeth Meyer
Also Known As:
Deborah Webber
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1968 three events. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1977. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1987. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National High School Hall of Fame 2004. James E. Sullivan Award 1968. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at 1801 L Street; ceremony: 31 August 2016.

Don Barksdale

Real/Birth Name:
Donld Argee Barksdale
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 23 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward / center. Olympic Gold Medal 1948, the first African American on the US Olympic basketball team. Teams UCLA, Oakland Bittners, Oakland Blue n' Gold Atlas, Baltimore Bullets, Boston Celtics. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2006. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1987.

Don Schollander

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Arthur Schollander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 in 4 events. Olympic Gold Medal 1968 in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1986. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1964.

Donna de Varona

Real/Birth Name:
Donna Elizabeth DeVarona
Also Known As:
Donna De Varona
Nickname(s):
Liz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Joanna Kerns by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1987. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Women's Hall of Fame 2003. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1987. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1969. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2003.

Dorothy Hamill

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Stuart Hamill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 19 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Dean Paul Martin by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympic Games. Known for her haircut style. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1991. United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1991. World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 2000. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2007.

Edwin Moses

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Corley Moses
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 17 days before his 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won Olympic Gold Medal 1976 andOlympic Gold Medal 1984 in the 400 m hurdles. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Jesse Owens Award 1981. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1994. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1981. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1984. James E. Sullivan Award 1983.

Eric Heiden

Real/Birth Name:
Eric Arthur
Heiden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Beth Heiden by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Speed skating. Became an ortopedic surgeon. Olympic Gold Medal 1980 500 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1980 500 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1980 1000 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1980 1500 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1980 5000 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1980 10,000 meters. Madison Sports Hall of Fame 1989. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1990. National Speedskating Museum and Hall of Fame 1989. James E. Sullivan Award 1980.

Evelyn Ashford

Real/Birth Name:
Evelyn Ashford
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1984 100-meter dash. Olympic Gold Medal 1984 4×100 meter relay. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1990. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1994. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1997. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Florence Griffith Joyner

Real/Birth Name:
Florence Delorez Griffith
Also Known As:
Florence Griffith-Joyner
Nickname(s):
Flo-Jo
Dee Dee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Al Joyner, until she died.
Older than Al Joyner by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Runner. Died of a severe epileptic seizure in her sleep. Jesse Owens Award 1988. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1995. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1998. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Olympic Gold Medal 1988 100 m, Olympic Gold Medal 1988 200 m, Olympic Gold Medal 1988 4x100 m.

Forrest Towns

Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Grady Towns
Nickname(s):
Spec
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

110 meter hurdles athlete. Broke world records 3 times in that event. Coach at University of Georgia. Olympic Gold Medal 1936. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1967. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1997.

Gail Devers

Real/Birth Name:
Yolanda Gail Devers
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A three-time Olympic Gold Medal. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1999. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2012. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2006. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2011. Jesse Owens Award 1993. Jesse Owens Award 1996.

Gene Keady

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Eugene Keady
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach, teams Western Kentucky University, Purdue University. Olympic Gold Medal 2000 for team The Dream Team as assistant coach. Henry Iba Award 1984. Henry Iba Award 1996. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2010. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2007.

Greg Louganis

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Efthimios Louganis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1984 and Olympic Gold Medal 1988 on both the springboard and platform. Movie It's My Party. Breitbard Hall of Fame 2010. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1999. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1993. National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2013. University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1991. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. James E. Sullivan Award 1984.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Real/Birth Name:
Akeem Olajuwon
Also Known As:
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
Nickname(s):
The Dream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Houston, Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors. Became a US citizen April 1993. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1994. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. FIBA Hall of Fame 2016. University of Houston Cougars Hall of Honor 1998. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Helen Stephens

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Herring Stephens
Nickname(s):
The Fulton Flash
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 17 days before her 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot put and discus. Olympic Gold Medal 1936 100 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1936 4x100 meter relay. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1964.

Jack Shea

Real/Birth Name:
John Amos Shea
Nickname(s):
The Chief
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1932 won twice for speed skating at Lake Placid games. Died of a car accident January 22, 2002 at the 2002 Olympics at Lake Placid. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Joyner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Al Joyner by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Won in heptathlon and long jump. Also competed in 1984 and 1996. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 2003. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1996. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Dick Enberg Award 2011. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004. Jesse Owens Award 1986. Jesse Owens Award 1987. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 2001. National High School Hall of Fame 1989. James E. Sullivan Award 1986. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6683 Delmar Boulevard.

Jennifer Azzi

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Lynn Azzi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49, 17 days before her 50th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Stanford University, Virtus Viterbo, US Valenciennes-Orchies, Arvika Basket, San Jose Lasers, Detroit Shock, Utah Starzz/San Antonio Silver Stars. Coach, team University of San Francisco. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Honda Sports Award 1990. Wade Trophy 1990. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith College Player of the Year 1990.

Jerry Lucas

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Ray Lucas
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". Power forward, center. Teams Ohio State University, Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors, New York Knicks. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1961. National High School Hall of Fame 1986.

Jesse Owens

Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1936 in the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and 4×100 meter relay events. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1977. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977. Congressional Gold Medal 1988. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1974. NSMA Hall of Fame 1978.

Jim Shea Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
James Edmund Shea Jr.
Also Known As:
Jim Shea
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 2002 in speed skating (skeleton event) at Lake Placid.

Jo Jo White

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry White
Also Known As:
JoJo White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of Kansas, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Kings. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Joe Frazier

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph William Frazier
Nickname(s):
Smokin' Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 and undisputed heavyweight boxing champion. Defeated Muhammad Ali on points in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Lost to George Foreman. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1989. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

John Naber

Real/Birth Name:
John Phillips Naber
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 6".. Olympic Gold Medal 1976 100m backstroke. Olympic Gold Medal 1976 200m backstroke. Olympic Gold Medal 1976 4x100m medley. Olympic Gold Medal 1976 4x200m freestyle. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2012. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1989. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1982. James E. Sullivan Award 1977. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Johnny Weissmuller

Real/Birth Name:
Janos Weiszmueller
Janos Weißmüller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lupe Vélez by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1924 five times. Movie Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1967. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Kamie Ethridge

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Camille Ethridge
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point gaurd. Team University of Texas. Coach, teams Northern Colorado University, Washington State University. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Honda Sports Award 1986. Wade Trophy 1986. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2002.

Karl Malone

Real/Birth Name:
Karl Anthony Malone
Nickname(s):
The Mailman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Power forward. Teams Louisiana Tech University, Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Lakers. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2008. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1997. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1999.

Katie Ledecky

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 0". Pictured on the cover of magazine National Geographic, July 2018 issue. Olympic Gold Medal 2012 800 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 100 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 200 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 400 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 800 m freestyle. Olympic Gold Medal 2016 4x200 m freestyle. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2017.

Katrina McClain

Real/Birth Name:
Katrina McClain
Also Known As:
Katrina McClain Johnson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Teams University of Georgia, Atlanta Glory, Kyoto Petroleum (Japan), Sidis Ancona (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Galatasaray (Turkey). Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Honda Sports Award 1987. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2012. National High School Hall of Fame 2010. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1998. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Kerri Walsh Jennings

Real/Birth Name:
Kerri Lee Walsh
Also Known As:
Kerri Walsh
Kerri Walsh-Jennings
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
39, 1 day before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Beach volleyball player, with partner Misty May-Treanor. Olympic Gold Medal 2004 and Olympic Gold Medal 2008 and Olympic Gold Medal 2012.

Lebron James

Real/Birth Name:
Lebron Raymone James
Nickname(s):
King James
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward, basketball teams Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat. 2004 Rookie of the Year. Movie Trainwreck. Olympic Gold Medal 2008. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2000. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2009. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2012. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2013. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2012. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2016. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2003.

Lenny Wilkens

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Randolph Wilkens
Also Known As:
Leonard R. "Lenny" Wilkens
Nickname(s):
Lenny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard then coach. Teams St. Louis Hawks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Atlanta Hawks, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks. Olympic Gold Medal 1996 as a coach. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1989. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Providence College Hall of Fame. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2010 on the team called The Dream Team

Lindsay Davenport

Real/Birth Name:
Lindsay Ann Davenport
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former World No. 1 American professional tennis player. She won three Grand Slam singles tournaments and an Olympic Gold Medal 1996. International Tennis Hall of Fame 2014. Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame 2013. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame.

Lindsey Vonn

Real/Birth Name:
Lindsey C. Kildow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 2010.

Lisa Leslie

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie
Also Known As:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6'5". Center with teams University of Southern California, Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. Four consecutive Olympic Gold Medal wins. USC Athletic Hall of Fame 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. Honda Sports Award 1994. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 1990. Naismith College Player of the Year 1994.

Lynette Woodard

Real/Birth Name:
Lynette Woodard
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 2 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams University of Kansas, Cleveland Rockers, Detroit Shock. Coach team Winthrop Eagles. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1992. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2004. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2005. Wade Trophy 1981. National High School Hall of Fame 1989. Honda Sports Award 1981.

Mark Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Einar Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center. Teams University of Wisconsin, Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota North Stars, Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, New Jersey Devils, Team USA. Head coach of the women's team University of Wisconsin. Olympic Gold Medal 1980. Madison Sports Hall of Fame 1993. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2003.

Mark Phillips

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Anthony Peter Phillips
Also Known As:
Captain Mark Phillips
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Princess Anne by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Equestrian, won Olympic Gold Medal. Columnist, magazine Horse & Hound

Mark Spitz

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic swimming champion, won 7 times Olympic Gold Medal 1972. He set 33 world swimming records. He is a motivational speaker. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1977. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982. James E. Sullivan Award 1971.

Mary Lou Retton

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Lou Retton
Also Known As:
Mary Lou Retton Kelley
Nickname(s):
America's Sweetheart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4' 9". Olympic Gold Medal 1984. International Gymnastics Hall of Fame 1997. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1993. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1984.

Matt Biondi

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Nicholas Biondi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 7". Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Won Olympic Gold Medal 1988 5 times. Olympic Gold Medal 1992 twice. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1997. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1997. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Maya Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Maya April Moore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of Connecticut, Minnesota Lynx, Ros Casares Valencia, Shanxi Flame. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Wade Trophy 2009. Wade Trophy 2010. Wade Trophy 2011. Honda Sports Award 2010. Honda Sports Award 2011. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2006. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2007. John R Wooden Award 2009. John R Wooden Award 2011. Naismith College Player of the Year 2009. Naismith College Player of the Year 2011.

Mia Hamm

Real/Birth Name:
Mariel Margaret Hamm
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

American Women's Soccer Team player. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Michael Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Duane Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 30 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1992 in the 4x400 relay, Olympic Gold Medal 1996 in the 200m and 400m dash, Olympic Gold Medal 2000 in the 400m event. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Jesse Owens Award 1994. Jesse Owens Award 1995. Jesse Owens Award 1996. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1996.

Michael Phelps

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Fred Phelps II
Nickname(s):
MP
The Baltimore Bullet
Flying Fish
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 4". Whe most decorated Olympic athlete of all time with 22 medals. Holds the all-time records for gold medals (18), gold medals in individual events (11), Olympic Gold Medal wins in individual events for a male (13). In winning eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. He took the record for the most first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2008. James E. Sullivan Award 2003.

Michelle Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Michelle Denee Carter
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Make-up artist. Shot put. American best - 67 ft 8 in. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2018.

Milt Campbell

Real/Birth Name:
Milton Gray Campbell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Decathlete. One season, team Cleveland Browns. Olympic Gold Medal 1956. National High School Hall of Fame 1991. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1989. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982.

Misty Hyman

Real/Birth Name:
Misty Dawn Marie Hyman
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

200-meter butterfly. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Arizona High School Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Misty May-Treanor

Real/Birth Name:
Misty Erie May
Also Known As:
Misty May
Misty E. May
Nickname(s):
The Turtle
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Beach volleyball player, partner with Kerri Walsh Jennings. Olympic Gold Medal 2004 and Olympic Gold Medal 2008 and Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Dancer on TV show Dancing with the Stars as a contestant. Long Beach State Athletics Hall of Fame 2004.

Muhammad Ali

Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book The Greatest: My Own Story. Movie for television Freedom Road. Conscientious objector to war. Developed Parkinsons later. International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Presidential Citizens Medal 2001. Liberty Medal 2012. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1997. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1974. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1985. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 11 January 2002.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Nadia Comăneci

Real/Birth Name:
Nadia Elena Comăneci
Also Known As:
Nadia Comaneci
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Younger than Bart Conner by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1976 3 times. Olympic Gold Medal 1980 two medals. Scored a perfect 10. June 29, 2001 she became a naturalized citizen of the United States. She retained her Romanian citizenship. International Gymnastics Hall of Fame 1993. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Nellie Kim

Real/Birth Name:
Nellie Vladimirovna Kim
Also Known As:
Nelli Kim
Нелли Владимировна Ким
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 16 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1976 and Olympic Gold Medal 1980. Coach of various teams, active in setting judging standards. International Gymnastics Hall of Fame 1999.

Oscar Robertson

Real/Birth Name:
Oscar Palmer Robertson
Also Known As:
Oscar P. Robertson
Nickname(s):
The Big O
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Height 6' 5". Teams University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Royals, Milwaukee Bucks. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. FIBA Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1980. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1964. National High School Hall of Fame 1983. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1982.

Paavo Nurmi

Real/Birth Name:
Paavo Johannes Nurmi
Nickname(s):
Flying Finn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Won nine gold and three silver Olympic medals. Olympic Gold Medal 1920 and Olympic Gold Medal 1924 and Olympic Gold Medal 1928. Relationship with Maila Nurmi is not verified.

Pat McCormick

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Joan McCormick
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Diver. Swimsuit model. Olympic Gold Medal 1952. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 springboard diving. Olympic Gold Medal 1952. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 platform diving. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1987. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1988. James E. Sullivan Award 1956.

Peggie Gillom

Real/Birth Name:
Peggie Gillom
Also Known As:
Peggie Gillom Granderson
Peggie Gillom-Granderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Jennifer Gillom by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 0". Teams University of Mississippi, Dallas Diamonds. Coach teams Texas A&M University, Houston Comets, University of Mississippi. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1998. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 1996. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame 2014. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Olympic Gold Medal 2000.

Peggy Fleming

Real/Birth Name:
Peggy Gail Fleming
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 18 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1968. World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976. United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1992. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Ralph Boston

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Harold Boston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first person to break the 27 feet (8.2 m) barrier in the long jump. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1976. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1975. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Randy Matson

Real/Birth Name:
James Randel Matson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot put. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1990. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1984. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2012. National High School Hall of Fame 1988. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. James E. Sullivan Award 1967.

Roger Kingdom

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Nona Kingdom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55, 12 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint hurdler. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Jesse Owens Award 1989. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2005. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Rowdy Gaines

Real/Birth Name:
Ambrose Gaines IV
Nickname(s):
Rowdy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1984 in swimming. Commentary on swimming events on TV. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1988. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1995. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1986.

Rudy Tomjanovich

Real/Birth Name:
Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". Forward, team University of Michigan, San Diego / Houston Roclets. Coach teams Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Ruthie Bolton

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Ruth Bolton
Also Known As:
Ruthie Bolton-Holifield
Nickname(s):
Mighty Ruthie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams Auburn University, Sacramento Monarchs. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Sacramento Walk of Stars: A star at L Street; ceremony: 2017.

Sammy Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Lee
Also Known As:
Dr. Sammy Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first Asian-American to win Olympic Gold Medal 1948 as a diver. Won again, the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving, Olympic Gold Medal 1952. Of Korean ancestry. Became a doctor, served in the army in the Korean War. Coached divers at Olympic games. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1968. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1984. James E. Sullivan Award 1953. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star for Sports fame; ceremony: 26 May 2009.

Sarah Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Hughes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Figure skater. Olympic Gold Medal 2002. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2011. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2003. James E. Sullivan Award 2002.

Scott Hamilton

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Scovell Hamilton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59, 14 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted at age 6 weeks. Figure skating champion, winning four consecutive U.S. championships (1981-1984), four consecutive World Championships (1981-1984) and Olympic Gold Medal 1984. United States Skating Hall of Fame 1990. World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1990. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1990. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1996.

Scott Moir

Real/Birth Name:
Scott Patrick Moir
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
30, 19 days before his 31st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ice dancer, paired with Tessa Virtue. London Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Olympic Gold Medal 2014. Olympic Gold Medal 2018, also one as a team member. Canada's Walk of Fame 2018.

Seimone Augustus

Real/Birth Name:
Seimone Delicia Augustus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward / shooting guard. Teams Louisiana State University, Minnesota Lynx, Dynamo Moscow, Galatasaray, WBC Spartak Moscow Region, Dynamo Kursk. Olympic Gold Medal 2008. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Honda Sports Award 2005. Honda Sports Award 2006. John R Wooden Award 2005. John R Wooden Award 2006. Wade Trophy 2005. Wade Trophy 2006. Naismith College Player of the Year 2005. Naismith College Player of the Year 2006.

Sheryl Swoopes

Real/Birth Name:
Sheryl Denise Swoopes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College teams South Plains College, Texas Tech University. Pro teams Houston Comets, Seattle Storm, Tulsa Shock. Coach, teams Mercer Island High School, Loyola University (Chicago). Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 2004. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Honda Sports Award 1993. Naismith College Player of the Year 1993.

Stan Wawrinka

Real/Birth Name:
Stanislas Wawrinka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Swiss. Name pronounced "va-VREENG-kah." Winner of the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open. Olympic Gold Medal 2012 in doubles tennis.

Sue Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Suzanne Brigit Bird
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Israeli-American. Point Guard. College team University of Connecticut. Pro teams Seattle Storm, Dynamo Moscow, Spartak Moscow Region, UMMC Ekaterinburg. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. Olympic Gold Medal 2008. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Honda Sports Award 2002. Nancy Lieberman Award 2000. Nancy Lieberman Award 2001. Nancy Lieberman Award 2002. Wade Trophy 2002. Naismith College Player of the Year 2002.

Ted Ligety

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Sharp Ligety
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
33, 17 days before his 34th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 2006 in the combined event in Turin and the giant slalom race, Olympic Gold Medal 2014 at Sochi.

Teresa Edwards

Real/Birth Name:
Teresa Edwards
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of Georgia, Atlanta Glory, Philadelphia Rage, Minnesota Lynx. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. University of Georgia Athletic Association Circle of Honor 1996. National High School Hall of Fame 2002.

Teresa Weatherspoon

Real/Birth Name:
Teresa Gaye Weatherspoon
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Louisiana Tech University, Busto Arsizio, Magenta, Como, CSKA Moscow, New York Liberty, Los Angeles Sparks. Coach, teams Westchester Phantoms, Louisiana Tech University. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame 1995. Wade Trophy 1988. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. Honda Sports Award 1988.

Tessa Virtue

Real/Birth Name:
Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ice dancer, paired with Scott Moir. London Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Olympic Gold Medal 2014. Olympic Gold Medal 2018, also one as a team member. Canada's Walk of Fame 2018.

Tommie Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Tommie C. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprinter. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Noted for "black power" salute on the stand. Wide receiver, teams San Jose State University, Cincinnati Bengals. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1999. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2014. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1993. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1978. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2008.

Tracy Caulkins

Real/Birth Name:
Tracy Anne Caulkins
Also Known As:
Tracy Anne Stockwell
Tracy Caulkins-Stockwell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Now an American-Australian dual citizen. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1997. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1990. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame 1985. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1996. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1986. James E. Sullivan Award 1978.

Uljana Semjonova

Real/Birth Name:
Uljana Larionovna Semjonova
Also Known As:
Ульяна Ларионовна Семёнова
Uljana Semyonova
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1" or higher. Olympic Gold Medal 1976. Olympic Gold Medal 1980. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999.

Van Chancellor

Real/Birth Name:
Van Winston Chancellor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached women's basketball. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame 2002. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2001.

Victoria Azarenka

Real/Birth Name:
Victória Fyódorovna Azárenka
Also Known As:
Вікторыя Фёдараўна Азаранка
Nickname(s):
Vika
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
29, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 2012 for mixed doubles.

Walt Hazzard

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Raphael Hazzard Jr,
Also Known As:
Mahdi Abdul-Rahman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College days and later coach at team UCLA. Pro teams Los Angeles Lakers, Seattle SuperSonics, Atlanta Hawks, Buffalo Braves, Golden State Warriors. Converted to Islam but used his birth name professionally. Olympic Gold Medal 1964. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2004. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2015.

Willie Davenport

Real/Birth Name:
William D. Davenport
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 9 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Long distance runner. The first African American to compete in the Winter Olympics for the USA. Olympic Gold Medal 1968. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1988. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1982. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2005. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 1977.

Wyomia Tyus

Real/Birth Name:
Wyomia Tyus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
72, 15 days before her 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 and again in 1968 for the 100 meter event. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1976. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981. United States Olympic Hall of Fame. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980. Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
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