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Last Updated 01-01-2020

Peter Daland -- b.4/12/1921 N.S. d.10/20/2014 N.S. (93)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Wally Dallenbach Sr. -- b.12/12/1936 N.S.
Auto Racer
Misc: former long time Indy car driver

Stanley Dancer -- b.7/25/1927 d.9/9/2005 (78)
Harness Racer
Misc: winner of 4 Hambletonians; trainer-driver of Triple Crown winners in Trotting (Nevele Pride in 1968 and Super Bowl in '72) and Pacing (Most Happy Fella in 1970); entered 1994 with 3,778 career wins.

Eleanor Suzanne "Ellie" Daniel -- b.6/11/1950 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: aka Ellie Drye

Charles Daniels -- b.3/24/1885 N.S. d.8/9/1973 N.S. (88)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Tamas Darnyi -- b.6/3/1967 N.S.
Swimmer, Hungarian
Misc: 2-time double gold medal winner in 200m and 400m individual medley at 1988 and '92 Olympics; also won both events in 1986 and '91 world championships; set world records in both at '91 worlds; first swimmer to break 2 minutes in 200m IM (1:59:36).

Flip Darr -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Ray Daughters -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

John Griffith Davies -- b.5/17/1929 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Charlotte (Swimmer) Davis -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American
Misc: Swimming Coach

Glenn A. Davis -- b.9/12/1934 d.1/18/2009 (74)
NFL Player, College Football Player, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: has college football record 59 TDs

Josh Davis -- b.9/1/1972 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete

Robbie Davis -- b.7/18/1961
Jockey

Shani Davis -- b.8/13/1982
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete

Victor Davis -- b.2/10/1964 N.S. d.11/13/1989 N.S. (25)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

Anastasia Davydova -- b.2/2/1983 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Russian

Pat Alan Day -- b.10/13/1953
Jockey

Penny Lee Dean -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Deana Deardruff -- b.5/8/1957
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

Inge de Bruijn -- b.8/24/1973 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch Republican

Frédérik Edouard Robert "Fred" Deburghgraeve -- b.6/1/1973 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Belgiumese

Mary Decker-Slaney -- b.8/4/1958
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: U.S. middle distance runner; has held 7 separate American track & field records from the 800 to 10,000 meters; won both 1,500 and 3,000 meters at 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, but no Olympic medals.

Andre De Grasse -- b.11/10/1994 N.S.
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Canadian

Casey Deidrick -- b.4/25/1987 N.S.
Actor, Singer, Skate Boarder
Group Names: A Dreadful Fall
TV Shows: Days of Our Lives

Eddie Delahoussaye -- b.9/21/1951
Jockey

Ronnie Delaney -- b.3/6/1935
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Irish
Misc: 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)

Joe Deloach -- b.6/5/1967
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 200m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)

Richard James "Rick" DeMont -- b.4/21/1956 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Clara "Clare" Dennis -- b.3/7/1916 N.S. d.6/5/1971 N.S. (55)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Names/Places: aka Clare Dennis then Clare Golding

Willy den Ouden -- b.1/1/1918 N.S. d.12/6/1997 N.S. (79)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)

Grant Denyer -- b.9/12/1977 N.S.
TV Host, Auto Racer, Australian
TV Shows: Sunrise, Australia's Got Talent

Ralph Depalma -- b.12/18/1882 d.3/13/1956 (73)
Auto Racer, Italian
Misc: Indianapolis 500; Land speed record breaker; an Italian-American racecar driving champion who won the 1915 Indianapolis 500.

John Henry "Rob" Derbyshire -- b.11/29/1878 N.S. d.11/25/1938 N.S. (59)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, English

Kent Desormeaux -- b.2/27/1970
Jockey
Misc: won 598 wins in 1989

Donna de Varonna -- b.4/26/1947 N.S.
TV Hostess, Sportscaster, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: Joanna Kerns' sister
Misc: won gold medals in 400 IM and 400 freestyle relay at 1964 Olympics; set 18 world records during career; co-founder of Women's Sports Foundation in 1974.
TV Shows: ABC Sports

Gail Devers -- b.11/19/1966
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: fastest ever woman sprinter-hurdler; overcame thyroid disorder (Graves' disease) that sidelined her in 1989-90 and nearly resulted in having both feet amputated; won 1992 Olympic gold medal in 100 meters (10.82), then took 100-meter (10.82) and 100-meter hurdles (12.46) titles at 1993 World Championships.

John Devitt -- b.2/4/1937
Swimmer, Australian
Misc: 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)

John Thomas Devitt -- b.2/4/1937 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Marcos Díaz -- b.1/12/1975 N.S.
Swimmer, Dominican Republican
Names/Places: RN: Marcos Aurelio Diaz Dominguez

Brett Dier -- b.2/14/1990
Actor, Swimmer, Canadian
TV Shows: Ravenswood, Jane the Virgin (as Michael Cordero Jr.)

Darell Dieringer -- b.6/1/1926 d.10/28/1989 (63)
Auto Racer
Misc: a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series driver.

Ines Diers -- b.11/2/1963
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, East German

Ullrich Diessner -- b.12/27/1954
Rower, Olympic Athlete, German
Names/Places: DN: Ullrich Dießner;
Misc: 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)

Walter Diessner -- b.12/27/1954
Rower, Olympic Athlete, German
Names/Places: DN: Walter Dießner;
Misc: 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)

James W. Dietz -- b.1/12/1949
Rower

Harrison Dillard -- b.7/8/1923 N.S. d.11/15/2019 N.S. (96)
Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: RN: William Harrison Dillard; NN: Bones
Misc: only man to win Olympic gold medals in both sprints (100m in 1948) and hurdles (110m in 1952).

Austin Dillon -- b.4/27/1990 N.S.
Auto Racer
Names/Places: Richard Childress' grandson

Ty Dillon -- b.2/27/1992 N.S.
Auto Racer

Mary Docter -- b.2/11/1961
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 3000m speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)

Thomas Fitzgerald "Tom" Dolan -- b.9/15/1975--3--
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

W. C. "Junie" Donlavey -- b.4/8/1924 N.S. d.6/9/2014 N.S. (90)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: RFMN: Wesley Christian
Misc: former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner with a team based in Richmond.

Mark Neary Donohue -- b.3/18/1937 d.8/19/1975 (38)
Auto Racer
Names/Places: NN:Captain Nice and Dick Monohue
Misc: Sports car racing, Formula One, Indianapolis 500

Olga Dorfner -- b.5/30/1898 N.S. d.5/7/1983 N.S. (84)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Foy Draper -- b.11/26/1911 d.2/1/1943 (31)
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)

Otis Paul Drayton -- b.5/8/1939 d.3/2/2010 (70)
Runner, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)

Heike Drechsler -- b.12/16/1964 N.S.
Sprinter, German
Misc: long jumper and sprinter; East German before reunification in 1991; set world long jump record (24-2 1/4) in 1988; won long jump gold medals at 1992 Olympics and 1983 and '93 World Championships; won silver medal in long jump and bronze medals in both 100-and 200-meter sprints at 1988 Olympics.

Samantha Druce -- b.4/21/1971
Swimmer
Misc: the youngest woman to swim the English Channel.

Neil Drysdale -- b.12/11/1947
Horse Trainer, English

Taylor Drysdale -- b.1/14/1914 N.S. d.2/9/1997 N.S. (83)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Virginia "Ginny" Duenkel -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

August Samuel Duesenberg -- b.12/12/1879 N.S. d.1/18/1955 N.S. (75)
Manufacturer, Racing Figure
Misc: an automobile and engine manufacturer who built American racing and racing engines

Frederick Duesenberg -- b.12/6/1876 d.7/26/1932 (55)
Designer, Inventor, Manufacturer, Bicyclist, German
Misc: Auto Manufacturer

Johnny "Earl Of" Dumfries -- b.4/26/1958 N.S.
Auto Racer, British

Barbara Dunbar -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Ryan Dungey -- b.12/4/1989 N.S.
Motorcyclist

Fanny Durack -- b.10/27/1889 N.S. d.3/20/1956 N.S. (66)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian
Names/Places: aka Fanny Gately; RN: Sarah Frances Durack

Conor Dwyer -- b.1/10/1989 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Rob Dyrdek -- b.7/1/1974 N.S.
Personality, Skate Boarder

Rebekah "Becky" Dyroen-Lancer -- b.2/19/1971 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

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