American Sportscaster, on radio and TV.
1919 - Curt Gowdy was born in Green River WY.
High School- Cheyenne High School
1942- University: University of Wyoming
1943- US Army Air Corps
1949- married Jere Dawkins- they had, one daughter, two sons,
Charyl Anne, Curt Gowdy Jr., Trevor.
1945 - His career began in the broadcasting on KFBC in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
1949 - 1951 - He was the radio voice of the New York Yankees.
1951 - 1966 - Boston Red Sox.
After radio he worked for all three major television networks, covering football, baseball, basketball, and the Olympics. Notable among these were 13 World Series, 16 MLB All-Star games, 12 Rose Bowls, and the infamous "Heidi" game. For ten years he was host of baseball's Game of the Week on NBC, and for fifteen years host and producer of the American Sportsman on ABC, for which he won six Emmys.
1970 - He was awarded a Peabody, the first sportscaster to receive that honor. He won many more awards and honors, up to the 90's.
Curt Gowdy State Park near Cheyenne is named for him.
1993- Pro-Football-Hall-of Famer
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