Owens, Jesse

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Name
Owens, Jesse Gender: M
James Cleveland Owens
born on 12 September 1913
Place Oakville (Lawrence County), Alabama, 34n27, 87w10
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°21' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif



Portrait of Jesse Owens 
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Jesse Owens
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Biography

American premier track star, winning four Gold Medals in the 1936 Olympic games and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976, the highest honor a U.S. civilian can receive. Owens was a son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, working his way up to the title of "fastest man on Earth."

At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, Owens won international fame with four gold medals: 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump, and 4 × 100 meter relay. He was the most successful athlete at the games and as such has been credited with "single-handedly crush[ing] Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy."


"Jesse dedicated himself to upholding the Olympic ideal of sportsmanship and the American ideals of fair play, hard work and open competition," quoted from President George Bush.

Owens died of lung cancer on 31 March 1980 in Tucson, Arizona.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • role played of/by Harewood, Dorian (born 6 August 1950). Notes: Played movie role

Events

  • Work : Prize 1936 (Four Olympic Gold Medals, field and track)
  • Work : Prize 1976 (Presidential Medal of Freedom)

Source Notes

Biography magazine Oct. 2000 pg. 72, no time

Starkman rectified to 1.50 CST

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Famed, pro and Olympian)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Presidential Medal of Freedom)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Four Gold Medals)