1875 – born – April 15th, in Carroll, Ohio, USA. He received his nickname because he worked in a boiler factory. He trained as sparring partner to ‘Gentleman’ Jim Corbett. 1899 – Won the world heavyweight championship by knocking out Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 rounds. Jeffries stood 6 ft 3 in tall and ..
1922 – Born in Koprivnice; birth of a Czechoslovakian long distance runner 1948 – Underwent hard training – Won gold for the 5,000 meter and 10,000 meter run 1952 – Became known for winning three gold medals in running at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki – Won gold medal in Olympic ..
British administrator governor of Hong Kong..
US television businessman president of NBC 1966 CEO of NBC 1966-1969 chairman of NBC..
US track athlete co-won bronze medal in Olympic 4×100-meter relay 1956 won gold medal in Olympic 100-meter dash 1960 won gold medal in Olympic 200-meter dash 1960 co-won gold medal in Olympic 4×100-meter relay 1960 Sullivan ..
US long-distance track athlete won Boston marathon 1975, 1978-1980 won New York marathon..
US actress starred in movies "The Naked Gun" 1988, "The Naked Gun 2 1/2" 1991, "The Naked Gun 33 1/3" 1994 wife of Elvis Presley 1967 (divo..
US long-distance track athlete died in automobil..
1963 – Born on November 10th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mike Powell, the world record-holder in the long jump who competed for UCLA. 1985 – As a student at UCLA, his personal best was a 26-9¾ in, when he finished third at the national championships. – He began his collegiate season at UC Irvine ..
1980 – Born on the 25th of January in Gothenburg, Sweden. 1999 – He became interested in triple jump after watching Jonathan Edwards set the world record at the World Championship. 2001 – He had his international breakthrough, when he won silver at the World Championship in Athletics. 2003 – He won gold at the ..