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55 Persons in the United States Olympic Hall of Fame:

Web Site:
Years Active:
1984-1992, and 2004-present

Al Oerter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Oerter Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Discus throw athlete, Won Olympic Gold at four consecutive games in 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1976.
National High School Hall of Fame 1987.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Alice Coachman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alice Marie Coachman
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.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mildred Ella Didriksen
Also Known As:
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Babe Didrikson
Babe Zaharias
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: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.

Bart Conner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bart Wayne Conner
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
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:International Gymnastics Hall of Fame 1997.
National High School Hall of Fame 1986.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2012.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Billy Mills

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
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.
National High School Hall of Fame 1990.
American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1978.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2012.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 1970.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976.

Bob Hayes

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Hayes
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bob
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic runner. Wide receiver.
Team:The only man to win both Olympic gold and a Super Bowl ring.
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2001.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1997.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1976.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Bob Mathias

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Bruce Mathias
Nickname(s):
Bob
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.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1989.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Bonnie Blair

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Bonnie Kathleen Blair
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
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.

Brian Boitano

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Brian Anthony Boitano
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1988 Olympic champion, 1986 & 1988 World Champion, and 1985-1988 US National Champion in figure skating.
United States Skating Hall of Fame 1996.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1996.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Bud Greenspan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonah J. Greenspan
Joseph Greenspan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for televising and documenting the Olympic Games.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2004.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Caitlyn Jenner

Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Bruce Jenner
Also Known As:
Bruce Jenner
Caitlyn Marie Jenner
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
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:TV series: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.

Carl Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Carlton Lewis
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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.

Debbie Meyer

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Deborah Elizabeth Meyer
Also Known As:
Deborah Webber
Birth Date:
Age today:
65, 4 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 three events.
National High School Hall of Fame 2004.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1977.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Dick Button

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Totten Button
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Does commentary at ice skating competitions.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Dick Ebersol

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Duncan Dickie Ebersol
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Susan St. James by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Executive producer of TV show:in the early 1980s. Also the Atlanta Olympics. President of NBC Sports. Injured in a plane crash November 2004 - a young son died.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 2005.

Dick Fosbury

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Douglas Fosbury
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Changed the way athletes did the high jump in 1968 with his style "the Fosbury Flop".
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1992.
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981.

Donna de Varona

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Donna Elizabeth DeVarona
Also Known As:
Donna De Varona
Nickname(s):
Liz
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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.

Dorothy Hamill

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Stuart Hamill
Birth Date:
Age today:
61, 23 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.

Duke Kahanamoku

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Duke Paoa Kahinu Makoe Hulikohoa Kahanamoku
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hawaiian. Spread the surfing sport around the world. Olympic swimmer 1912, '20, '24.
Silent movie:and movie:Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1984.
Surfing Walk of Fame 1994.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965.

Florence Griffith-Joyner

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Florence Delorez Griffith
Also Known As:
Florence Griffith Joyner
Nickname(s):
Flo-Jo
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:

Brief Facts:

Won 3 Olympic Golds in 1988. Death caused by an epileptic seizure in her sleep.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1995.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1998.

Frank Shorter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Charles Shorter
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Germany when his father was stationed there. Long-distance runner who won gold in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He is credited with starting the running fad in the United States of the 1970s.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1998.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1989.

Gail Devers

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Yolanda Gail Devers
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
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.

George Foreman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Edward Foreman
Nickname(s):
Big George
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion. Sells electric grills on TV.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1990.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Glenn Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Woodward Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Terry Moore by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1946 team:as halfback.
Team:United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1986.
College Football Hall of Fame 1961.
Maxwell Award 1944.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1978.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Greg Louganis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Efthimios Louganis
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
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: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.

Henry Iba

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Payne Iba
Nickname(s):
Hank
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team:Coached team:and Olympic teams 1964 and 1968.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1965.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969.

Herb Brooks

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Paul Brooks Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached the United States' men's hockey team to a 4-3 upset of the Soviet Union team in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The game was later called ?Miracle on Ice".
United States Hockey Hall of Fame 1990, International Hockey Hall of Fame 1999.
Hockey Hall of Fame 2006.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005.

Jack Shea

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

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of

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

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jacqueline Joyner
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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.
National High School Hall of Fame 1989.
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.
St. Louis Walk of Fame:
A star at 6683 Delmar Boulevard.

Jesse Owens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Cleveland Owens
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.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1978.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977.
Congressional Gold Medal 1988.
National High School Hall of Fame 1983.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1984.

Jim McKay

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Kenneth McManus
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for his tagline "the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat", used in his ABC TV series:Famed for his coverage of the Olympic Games, the Indianapolis 500 race, and the British Open.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1988.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 2002.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1987.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1987.
Television Hall of Fame 1995.

Jim Thorpe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Thorpe
Also Known As:
Wa-Tho-Huk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football teams:Movie:Olympic champion, medals taken away, restored posthumously.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.
American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1950.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Texas Trail of Fame 2013.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975.

Joan Benoit Samuelson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joan Benoit
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the Boston marathon twice, and Olympic gold in the first women's Olympic marathon in 1984 at Los Angeles. Married Samuelson.
Books:International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
National Distance Running Hall of Fame 1998.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
Maine Women's Hall of Fame 2000.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2004.
Jesse Owens Award 1984.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Joe Frazier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph William Frazier
Nickname(s):
Smokin' Joe
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:on points in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971.
Lost to:United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1989.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

Johnny Weissmuller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Janos Weiszmueller
Janos Weißmüller
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: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.

Karch Kiraly

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Frederick Kiraly
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Last name pronounced "Kuh-RYE." Olympic medals in volleyball. Professional player. NBC Sports coverage of Beach Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008.
Volleyball Hall of Fame 2001.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.
San Clemente Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2009.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Sports fame.

Kristi Yamaguchi

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won gold at 1992 Winter Olympics in figure skating.
Celebrity winner of the sixth season of TV show:Children's book:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2005.
United States Skating Hall of Fame 1998.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1998.

Mal Whitfield

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Malvin Greston Whitfield
Also Known As:
Mal 'Marvelous Mal' Whitfield
Nickname(s):
Marvelous Mal
Marvelous
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Twice won 800 meters at Olympics. Tuskega Airman. Served in Korean War in the US Air Force.
Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1978.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1988.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Mark Spitz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
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.

Mary T. Meagher

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mary Terstegge Meagher
Also Known As:
Mary Terstegge Meagher Plant
Nickname(s):
T
Madam Butterfly
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pronounced Mar. Olympic champion and former world record swimmer. In 1981 she bettered her own existing world records in the 100m and 200m butterfly, which stood as the respective World Records for 18 and 19 years.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2009.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1992.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1993.

Matt Biondi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Nicholas Biondi
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
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.

Michael Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Duane Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
49, 26 days before his 50th 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.

Micki King

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Maxine Joyce King
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 23 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Competitive diver and diving coach. Olympic gold medal winner at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the three meter springboard event. Retired from the US Air Force with the rank of colonel.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1978.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1986.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1992.

Muhammad Ali

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
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:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight.
Olympic Gold Medal 1960.
Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book:Movie for television: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.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 11 January 2002.

Peggy Fleming

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Peggy Gail Fleming
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 22 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.

Rafer Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rafer Lewis Johnson
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Jimmy Johnson (cornerback) by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Decathlon athlete. Olympic Gold in 1960.
Also basketball team:Movie:Helped:capture Sirhan Sirhan at Robert Kennedy's assassination.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
California Hall of Fame 2009.
National High School Hall of Fame 1990.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Rowdy Gaines

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ambrose Gaines IV
Nickname(s):
Rowdy
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 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.

Sammy Lee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Lee
Also Known As:
Dr. Sammy Lee
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.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star for Sports fame; ceremony: 26 May 2009.

Scott Hamilton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Scott Scovell Hamilton
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 10 days before his 59th 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.

Sugar Ray Leonard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ray Charles Leonard

Brief Facts:

Through the 1980's he won five world titles in five different weight classes.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1985.
Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame.
Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2013.

Ted Stevens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Fulton Stevens
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pilot in World War II, awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. Republican Senator from Alaska, December 24, 1968 - January 3, 2009, longer than any other Republican senator. Convicted of making false statements, conviction reversed due to prosecutorial misconduct. Lost his reelection bid. Died when a plane crashed as he was going on a fishing trip in Alaska.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Tenley Albright

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Tenley Emma Albright
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gold at the 1956 Olympics and winner of multiple US championships. The first American female skater to win an Olympic gold. Became a surgeon.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
United States Skating Hall of Fame 1976.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976.

Willye White

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Willye Brown White
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:

First American track and field athlete to compete in five Olympics.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1981.

Wilma Rudolph

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Wilma Glodean Rudolph
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

At the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome she won three Olympic titles.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1994.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1993.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1967.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1974.

Wyomia Tyus

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Wyomia Tyus
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 11 days before her 72nd 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.
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