You are at the section Racing Birthdays a2z
Last Updated 07-31-2018
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku
-- b.8/24/1890 N.S. d.1/22/1968 N.S. (77)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Surfer, HawaiianNames/Places: RN: Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola KahanamokuMisc: 100-m swimmer, won Olympic gold 1912 & 1920; His many swimming records have since been broken, and Duke is now remembered primarily for popularizing surfing, but in his day he was the best swimmer the world had ever seen.
-- b.4/10/1980 N.S.Auto Racer
-- b.3/24/1931 d.5/17/1999 (68)Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 4 X 100m relay swimmer (Olympic-gold-1948)
-- b.12/31/1974Auto Racer, Brazilian
-- b.12/17/1951Runner, Olympic Athlete, RussianMisc: middle distance runner (Olympics-gold-1976)
-- b.1/17/1940Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, KenyanMisc: 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72); young policeman who beat USA's Jim Ryun to win 1,500m gold medal at 1968 Olympics; won again in steeplechase at 1972 Summer Games; his success spawned long line of international distance champions from Kenya.
-- b.12/24/1944Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
-- b.7/6/1888 d.11/5/1975 (87)Movie Actress, Swimmer, AustralianNames/Places: NN: The Million Dollar Mermaid
-- b.9/6/1907 d.10/6/2004 (97)Runner, AmericanMisc: distance runner, ran in his 61st and final Boston Marathon at age 84 in 1992, finishing in 5:58:36; won Boston twice (1935,45) and was second 7 times.
-- b.10/4/1890 d.6/20/1960 (69)Rower, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: Grace's fatherMisc: American oarsman who won 126 consecutive races in single sculls in 1919 and 1920, a record that included the 1920 Olympic Games championship. Kelly also won the do uble sculls event (with his cousin Paul Costello) at the 1920 and 1924 Games.
Sean (Cyclist) Kelly
-- b.5/24/1956 N.S.Bicyclist, Irish
-- b.4/4/1957 d.10/16/1983 (26)Racehorse
-- b.11/11/1910 d.1/20/1986 (75)Bobsledder, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic Gold 1952
-- b.10/17/1966Sportscaster, Auto Racer
-- b.12/20/1967Luger, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics 1994
-- b.4/15/1933Auto RacerMisc: Midget car racing
-- b.2/12/1984 N.S.Auto Racer
-- b.12/31/1938 d.2/22/2013 (74)Speed Skater, Holland (deprecated-is Dutch)
-- b.6/27/1918 N.S. d.5/5/2017 N.S. (98)Inventor, Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936); inventor of competetive swim equipment and water safety gear.
-- b.3/2/1959Runner, Olympic Athlete, Canadian, JamaicanMisc: 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
-- b.8/30/1943Skier, Olympic Athlete, FrenchNames/Places: b. in Saint-CloudMisc: alpine skier; 2-time World Cup champion (1967-68); won 3 gold medals at 1968 Olympics in Grenoble; co-president of 1992 Winter Games in Albertville.
-- b.4/23/2000 N.S.Snowboarder, Olympic Athlete, American
-- b.8/26/1962Sprinter, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
-- b.8/26/1952Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic-gold-1972
Robert J. H. Kiphuth
-- b.11/17/1890 N.S. d.1/7/1967 N.S. (76)SwimmerNames/Places: RN: Robert John Herman "Bob" Kiphuth; Swimming Coach
-- b.10/9/1917 N.S. d.6/6/1996 N.S. (78)Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Japanese
-- b.12/3/1953Skier, AustrianMisc: Olympic-gold-1976
-- b.8/20/1942Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: 100m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1964)
-- b.11/8/1968Speed Skater, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics 1994
-- b.10/17/1938 d.11/30/2007 (69)MotorcyclistNames/Places: b. in Butte, MT; RFMN:Robert CraigMisc: Daredevil Stuntrider
-- b.5/7/1962MotorcyclistNames/Places: Evel's son
-- b.11/2/1917Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete, Bahamas
-- b.5/3/1940Businessperson, Sports Figure, Yachtsperson
-- b.2/18/1957Runner, Olympic Athlete, GermanMisc: 400m sprinter (Oly-gold-1980)
-- b.2/18/1958Runner, Olympic Athlete, KenyanMisc: 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-silver-1988)
-- b.9/4/1959Skier, AustrianMisc: two-time winner of the ski jumping World Cup.
-- b.12/19/1949Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)
-- b.6/29/1960Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, SovietMisc: Olympic-gold-1980
Johann Olav Koss
-- b.10/29/1968Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, NorweiganMisc: won three gold medals at 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer with world records in the 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m; also won 1,500m gold and 10,000m silver in 1992 Games; retired shortly after Olympics.
-- b.4/29/1942Skier, RussianMisc: holds 9 world titles; (Olympic-3 golds-1972)
-- b.1/26/1951Runner, Olympic Athlete, CzechMisc: 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
-- b.9/8/1962Actor, Swimmer, East GermanMovie Titles: King Kong, Wanted, Downfall, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Pianist
-- b.7/24/1963JockeyMisc: only woman to ride winning horse in a Triple Crown race when she captured Belmont Stakes aboard Colonial Affair in 1993; entered 1994 as all-time winningest female jockey with 2,762 wins.
A. W. Kuiper-Mastenbroek
-- b.2/26/1920Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympics-3 gold-1936; I cannot confirm if he's still alive as I cannot find any further information about him
-- b.7/18/1972 N.S.Swimmer, Water Polo Player, Dutch (Netherlands)
-- b.12/14/1954 d.4/1/1993 (38)Auto RacerMisc: stock car driver; NASCAR
-- b.1/25/1908 d.2/17/1987 (79)Racing FigureMisc: not a racer but in the Motorsports Hall of Fame as a racing car designer who designed and built midget cars, quarter-midgets, sports cars, indy cars, and Formula One cars, and was the founder of Kurtis Kraft.
-- b.2/7/1927 d.8/16/1975 (48)Runner, SovietMisc: held the world record in the 5,000-metre race (1954-55, 1957-65), the 10,000-metre race (1956-60), and the three-mile race (1954).