|Birthname||James Francis Thorpe|
|born on||28 May 1888 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )|
|Place||Belmont, Oklahoma, 35n29, 96w41|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||07°33' 18°13 Asc. 25°38'|
American professional athlete who won awards in over seven events; 100 Meter Dash, the 1500 Meter Run, the Broad Jump, the Discuss, the 100 Meter Hurdle, the High Jump and the Shot Put. A football halfback and head coach 1915-1917, he moved on to professional baseball with the American Indians, 1913-1919. He was called the greatest athlete in the world.
His athletic glory was marred when he was forced to return his gold medals after it was disclosed that he had played semi-pro baseball in 1909 and 1910, violating his Olympics amateur status. His name was erased from the record books and it was not until 1982 that the medals were restored to his family, almost 30 years after his death.
A Native American, Thorpe was born in a one-room cabin. He played football and began to run track while attending an Indian school in Pennsylvania and was 24 when he competed in the Stockholm Olympics. After being stripped of his medals, he went on to play baseball with the New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Boston Braves, and football with the Canton Bulldogs, the Cleveland Indians and several other teams.
Thorpe died of a heart attack at 64 at his California home while having dinner with his third wife on 3/28/1953 Lomita, CA.
Ruth Dewey quotes reporter Vern Boatner in Rocky Mt News 8/24/1980 from an interview with Thorpe's daughter
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Invests in ecology)
- Vocation : Sports : Baseball (Player and Coach)
- Vocation : Sports : Football
- Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Outstanding athlete)
- Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Coach)
- Notable : Awards : Olympics (1912)
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Outstanding historic athlete)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
- Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection