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Shirley Babashoff -- b.1/31/1957 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: MN: Frances
Misc: holds the record for American woman winning the most Olympic medals [2 gold, 6 silver, 1972 & 1976]) Olympic medals

Kristen Elizabeth Babb-Sprague -- b.7/29/1968 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Melissa Babish -- b.2/28/1952
Motorcyclist, Swimmer

Bill Bachrach -- b.5/15/1879 N.S. d.7/??/1959 N.S. (80)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player
Misc: was a swimming and water polo coach

Luca Badoer -- b.1/25/1971
Auto Racer, Italian

Braulio Baeza -- b.3/26/1940
Jockey, Panamaian
Misc: the first person to go over $3 million in purses in a single year

Margaret Johnson Bailes -- b.1/23/1951
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968)

Jerry Bailey -- b.8/29/1957
Sports Analyst, Jockey

Buddy Baker -- b.1/25/1941 d.8/10/2015 N.S. (74)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: RFN:Elzie
Misc: NASCAR; fastest win ever in the Daytona 500: 177.602mph [1980]

Elzie Wylie "Buck" Baker -- b.3/4/1919 N.S. d.4/14/2002 N.S. (83)
Auto Racer

Ralph Baldwin -- b.2/25/1916 d.9/26/1982 (66)
Harness Racer
Misc: set 11 major world records

Catie Ball -- b.9/30/1951 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RFN:Catherine; aka Catharine Ball Condon and Catharine Northcutt Ball

Henry Banks -- b.6/14/1913 d.12/18/1994 (81)
Auto Racer

Roger Bannister -- b.3/23/1929 N.S. d.3/3/2018 N.S. (88)
Physician, Runner, Track and Field, English
Misc: first to run a mile in less than 4 minutes (3:59.4 on May 6, 1954); some say b. Mar 24 but incorrect

Kirk Baptiste -- b.6/20/1963
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)

Pascal Barré -- b.4/12/1959
Runner, Olympic Athlete, French
Names/Places: Patrick's twin
Misc: Olympic-bronze-1980

Patrick Barré -- b.4/12/1959
Runner, Olympic Athlete, French
Names/Places: Pascal's brother
Misc: Olympic-bronze-1980

Laz Barrera -- b.5/8/1924 d.4/25/1991 (66)
Horse Trainer

Michael Ray "Mike" Barrowman -- b.12/4/1968 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Josy Barthel -- b.4/24/1927 d.7/7/1992 (65)
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)

Sir Barton -- b.4/26/1916 d.10/30/1937 (21)

Walter Bathe -- b.12/1/1892 N.S. d.9/21/1959 N.S. (66)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

Thomas Sydney Battersby -- b.11/18/1887 N.S. d.9/3/1974 N.S. (86)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

Sybil Bauer -- b.9/18/1903 N.S. d.1/31/1927 N.S. (23)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Alexander "Alex" Baumann -- b.4/21/1964 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian
Misc: Sports Administrator

Filbert Bayi -- b.6/23/1953
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Tanzanian
Misc: 3k steeplechase (Olympic-silver-1980)

Dale Baze -- b.3/21/1960

Raymond Beadle -- b.12/16/1943 d.10/20/2014 (70)
Drag Racer

Dawn Pawson Bean -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Sir Francis "Frank" Joseph Edmund Beaurepaire -- b.5/13/1891 N.S. d.5/29/1956 N.S. (65)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Jean Behra -- b.2/16/1921 d.8/1/1959 (38)
Auto Racer, French

Marilyn Bell -- b.10/19/1937
Swimmer, Canadian

T. J. Bell -- b.8/25/1980 N.S.
Auto Racer

Melissa Belote -- b.10/16/1956
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Melissa Louise Belote; aka Melissa Belote Ripley

Brooke Marie Bennett -- b.5/6/1980 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Uwe Benter -- b.12/1/1955
Rower, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: coxsman (Olympic-gold-1972)

Paul Bergen -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Gerhard Berger -- b.8/27/1959
Auto Racer, Austrian
Misc: Formula 1

David Charles "David" Berkoff -- b.11/30/1966 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Alain Bernard -- b.5/1/1983 N.S.
Swimmer, French

Crystal Bernard -- b.9/30/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, Cellist, Keyboardist, Auto Racer
Names/Places: b. Garland, TX; Robyn's sister
Song Titles: Birdhouse in Your Soul (cameo in video of song by They Might Be Giants)
TV Shows: Happy Days (as K.C. Cunningham), It's A Living (as Amy Tompkins), Wings (as Helen Chappell)
Movie Titles: Young Doctors In Love, Welcome to Paradise

Kevin Berry -- b.4/10/1945 N.S. d.12/7/2006 N.S. (61)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Madeline Berthod -- b.2/1/1931
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Swiss
Misc: Olympic-gold-1956

Dave Besteman -- b.2/2/1963
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics-1994

Gary Bettenhausen -- b.11/18/1941 d.3/16/2014 (72)
Auto Racer
Misc: fastest Indy 500 qualifying time ever: 224.468 mph [1991]; retired from driving

Tony Bettenhausen -- b.9/12/1916 d.5/12/1961 (44)
Auto Racer
Misc: Indianapolis 500

Tony Bettenhausen Jr. -- b.10/30/1951 d.2/14/2000 (48)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Tony Sr.'s son

Jules Bianchi -- b.8/3/1989 d.7/17/2015 (25)
Auto Racer, French
Misc: Formula One

Lucien Bianchi -- b.11/10/1934 d.3/30/1969 (34)
Auto Racer, Belgiumese, British

Arno Bieberstein -- b.10/24/1884 N.S. d.7/7/1918 N.S. (33)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

Heidi Biebi -- b.2/17/1941
Skier, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1960)

Abebe Bikila -- b.8/7/1932 d.10/25/1973 (41)
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field

Matthew Nicholas "Matt" Biondi -- b.10/8/1965 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: won 7 medals in 1988 Olympics, including 5 gold (2 individual, 3 relay); has won a total of 11 medals (8 gold, 2 silver and a bronze) in 3 Olympics (1984,88,92).

Sam Bird -- b.1/9/1987 N.S.
Auto Racer, English

Đurđa "Đurđica" Bjedov -- b.4/5/1947 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Yugoslav

Larry Black -- b.7/20/1951 d.2/8/2006 N.S. (54)
Sprinter, Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972)

Bonnie Blair -- b.3/18/1964
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: b. in Cornwall, NY
Misc: only American woman to win 5 Olympic gold medals in Winter or Summer Games; won 500-meters in 1988, then 500m and 1,000m in both 1992 and '94; added 1,000m bronze in 1988; Sullivan Award winner (1992).

Yohan Blake -- b.12/26/1989 N.S.
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Jamaican
Names/Places: NN:The Beast

Fanny Blankers-Koen -- b.4/26/1918 d.1/25/2004 (85)
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: won four Olympic Gold medals (100m, 200m, 800m hurdles and 4x100m relay) in 1948, the most ever won in a single Olympics by a female track and field athlete.

Ethelda Bleibtrey -- b.2/27/1902 N.S. d.5/6/1978 N.S. (76)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Ethelda Schlatke

Gérard Blitz -- b.8/1/1901 N.S. d.3/8/1979 N.S. (77)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Dutch (Netherlands)

Ken Block -- b.11/21/1967 N.S.
Auto Racer

Chris Boardman -- b.8/26/1968
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, English

Louison Bobet -- b.3/12/1925 d.3/13/1983 (58)
Bicyclist, French
Misc: Tour de France champ 1953-55

Brett Bodine -- b.1/11/1959
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR driver (source: Ambrosia Raphael)

Geoff Bodine -- b.4/18/1949
Auto Racer

András Bodnár -- b.4/9/1942 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian, Ukrainian

Raul Boesel -- b.12/4/1957
Auto Racer, Brazilian

Willy Bogner Jr. -- b.1/23/1942
Movie Director, Skier, West German
Movie Titles: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Michael Boit -- b.1/6/1949
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Kenyan
Misc: 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972).

Jean Boiteux -- b.6/20/1933 N.S. d.4/11/2010 N.S. (76)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, French
Misc: 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)

Jeanette Bolden -- b.1/26/1960
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)

Usain Bolt -- b.8/21/1986
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Jamaican
Names/Places: NN: Lightning Bolt

Neil Bonnett -- b.7/30/1946 d.2/11/1994 (47)
Auto Racer

Jo Bonnier -- b.1/31/1930 d.6/11/1972 (42)
Auto Racer, Swedish
Misc: started in 104 Grand Prix races; killed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Gelindo Bordin -- b.4/2/1959
Runner, Italian
Misc: marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1988)

Arne Borg -- b.8/18/1901 N.S. d.11/7/1987 N.S. (86)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

Gustavo Borges -- b.12/2/1972 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Brazilian

Joseph Stuart "Joe" Bottom -- b.4/18/1955 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Gaetan Boucher -- b.5/10/1958
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

Don Bowden -- b.8/8/1936
Misc: Athlete; the first American to run a sub 4 minute mile.

Simeon Boychenko -- b.??/??/???? N.S. d.??/??/???? N.S. (0)
Swimmer, Russian

Charlotte Duggan Boyle -- b.8/20/1899 N.S. d.10/3/1990 N.S. (91)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Charlotte Clune

Geoff Brabham -- b.3/20/1952
Auto Racer, Australian

Sir Jack Brabham -- b.4/2/1926 d.5/19/2014 N.S. (88)
Auto Racer, Australian
Misc: Formula One; Founder of Brabham Motor Racing Developments; Grand Prix champ 3X's

Walter Brack -- b.11/20/1880 N.S. d.7/19/1919 N.S. (38)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German

James Bracken -- b.3/12/1918 d.4/19/2008 (90)
Horse Trainer

Mary Wayte Bradburne -- b.3/25/1965 N.S.
Sports Commentator, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Mary Alice Wayte or Mary Wayte

Everett Brashear -- b.1/17/1927 N.S.

Maria Johanna "Ma" Braun -- b.12/28/1881 N.S. d.10/9/1956 N.S. (74)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: Swimming Coach

Stan Brauninger -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Scott Brayton -- b.2/20/1959 d.5/17/1996 (37)
Auto Racer

Craig Breedlove -- b.3/23/1937
Auto Racer, Swimmer
Names/Places: RN:Norman
Misc: 613.995 MPH world land speed record in Spirit of America jet car; Speed diving

George Breen -- b.7/19/1935 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Bret Hanover -- b.5/19/1962 d.11/21/1992 (30)
Names/Places: son of Adios
Misc: won 62 of 68 harness races

Joey Brezinski -- b.9/5/1981 N.S.
Skate Boarder

Seigfried Brietzke -- b.6/12/1952
Rower, Olympic Athlete, East German
Misc: coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)

Enith Salle Brigitha -- b.4/15/1955
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)

Kees Broekman -- b.1/23/1928 d.11/8/1992 (64)
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: Olympic-silver-1952

Dick Brooks -- b.4/14/1942 d.2/1/2006 (63)
Auto Racer

Ben Brown -- b.3/13/1986 N.S.
Kayaker, English

Godfrey Brown -- b.2/21/1915 d.2/4/1995 (79)
Runner, English
Misc: 4 X 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1936)

Philip Brown -- b.1/6/1962
Runner, Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)

Carlton Bruner -- b.2/1/1972
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete

Jayne Owen Bruner -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Michael Lee "Mike" Bruner -- b.7/23/1956 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Olga Brusnikina -- b.11/9/1978 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian

James Ernest "Jimmy" Bryan -- b.1/28/1926 N.S. d.6/19/1960 N.S. (34)
Auto Racer
Misc: Indianpolis 500 (1958)

Sandra Bucha -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Dick Buck -- b.11/5/1929 d.11/3/1957 (27)

Zola Budd -- b.5/26/1966
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, South African
Names/Places: LN:Pieterse
Misc: Olympics-1988

Ettore Bugatti -- b.9/15/1881 d.8/21/1947 (65)
Manufacturer, Auto Racer, French, Italian
Misc: Founder of Bugatti; in the Motorsports Hall of Fame though not a racer

Sandra Buncha -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Doc Bundy -- b.1/25/1946
Auto Racer

Zoey Burger -- b.9/13/1999 N.S.
Actress, Swimmer
TV Shows: Every Witch Way (as Gigi Rueda aka Miss Information)

Lynn Edythe Burke -- b.3/22/1943 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Lynn McConville

Sarah Burke -- b.9/3/1982 N.S. d.1/19/2012 N.S. (29)
Skier, Canadian

Beryl Burton -- b.5/12/1937 d.5/8/1996 (58)
Bicyclist, English
Misc: won record (7) women's cycling titles

Michael Jay "Mike" Burton -- b.7/3/1947 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Olympic Gold medalist: 1,500-meter freestyle [1968,1972], 400-meter freestyle [1968] -the only swimmer to win this event twice; founded Des Moines, Iowa Aquatic Club

Kurt Busch -- b.8/4/1978 N.S.
Auto Racer

Kyle Busch -- b.5/2/1985 N.S.
Auto Racer

Ray Bussard -- b.8/12/1928 N.S. d.9/22/2010 N.S. (82)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Susan Butcher -- b.12/26/1954 d.8/5/2006 (51)
Sled Dog Racer
Misc: 4-time winner of Iditarod Trail race (1986-88,90).

Jenson Button -- b.1/19/1980 N.S.
Auto Racer, English

Robert "Red" Byron -- b.3/12/1915 d.11/11/1960 (45)
Auto Racer
Misc: NASCAR; SCCA manager

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