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-- b.2/21/1989 N.S.Actress, SwimmerMovie Titles: Halloween (Rob Zombie remakes)
-- b.2/22/1921 d.2/11/1959 (37)Auto Racer
-- b.2/28/1951Skier, ItalianMisc: 4-time World Cup overall champion (1971-73,75); won Giant Slalom at 1972 Olympics.
-- b.1/17/1951Skier, Olympic Athlete, ItalianNames/Places: aka Roland ThöniMisc: slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)
-- b.4/6/1923 d.8/9/2000 (77)Auto RacerMisc: NASCAR; twice won the Grand National Racing championship, now known as the Winston Cup
-- b.1/27/1964Bicyclist, Motorcyclist, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92
-- b.2/26/1973Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: 1992 Olympics, 2 gold, 1 silver
-- b.12/7/1928 d.3/16/1988 (59)Auto RacerMisc: off-road racing legend; Drag racing, Off-road racing; Speed and endurance record breaker
-- b.2/28/1931SkierMisc: (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)
-- b.10/13/1982Soccer Player, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian, Gay
-- b.5/28/1888 d.3/28/1953 (64)Movie Actor, MLB Player, NFL Coach, NFL Player, College Football Coach, Runner, Olympic AthleteNames/Places: b. in Prague, OK; a twin; FN:James FrancisMisc: football All-America 1911, 1912; won pentathlon & decathlon, '12 Olympics; was the first NFL president; the greatest American athlete of the half-century; in the College and Pro Football Halls of FameSports Teams: Canton Bulldogs (player 1915-1917, 1919-1920, 1926; coach 1915-1920), Cleveland Indians (player and coach 1921), Oorang Indians (player 1922-1923), Rock Island Independents (player 1924, 1925), New York Giants (player 1925), Tampa Cardinals (player 1926), Chicago Cardinals (player 1928), Indiana University Bloomington (coach 1915), Oorang Indians (coach 1922-1923), Tampa Cardinals (coach 1926)
Alberto "La Bomba" Tomba
-- b.12/19/1966Skier, Olympic Athlete, ItalianMisc: alpine skier; all-time alpine medalist with 5 (3 gold, 2 silver); became 1st alpine skier to win gold medals in 2 consecutive Olympics when he won the slalom and giant slalom in 1988 then repeated in the GS in '92; also won silvers in slalom in 1992 and '94.
-- b.1/10/1939Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and FieldMisc: decathelete (Olympic-gold-68)
-- b.4/10/1954 d.1/3/2015 N.S. (60)Skier, FinnishMisc: 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)
-- b.6/12/1965Sprinter, Runner, Olympic AthleteMisc: Olympic-gold-1992
-- b.4/15/1967Swimmer, Olympic AthleteMisc: US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-gold-84)
-- b.11/4/1935 d.3/24/1991 (55)Runner, Olympic Athlete
-- b.7/22/1941Jockey, CanadianMisc: Secretariat jockey
-- b.4/10/1962Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
-- b.4/12/1924 d.10/4/1970 (46)Auto RacerMisc: an early NASCAR driver
Ted Turner -- b.11/19/1938
Baptist, Businessperson, Zillionaire, Yachtsperson
Names/Places: Jane Fonda's ex-; b. in Cincinnatti, OH; RN:Robert Edward Turner III; aka Mouth of the South, Captain Outrageous, Terrible Ted
Misc: skippered Courageous to America's Cup win in 1977; owner of both Atlanta Braves and Hawks; owner of superstation WTBS (now TBS), cable news stations CNN and HN, and other stations TNT, TCM, and Cartoon Network; founder of Goodwill Games; 1991 Time Man of Year; owns over 2000 MGM films; most of which is now in the former state.
Wyomia Tyus -- b.8/29/1945
Sprinter, Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: the first woman sprinter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in 100m (1964-68), 3 in all.
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