Owens, Jesse

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Portrait of Jesse Owens (click to view image source)
Jesse Owens
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Name
Owens, Jesse Gender: M
born on 12 September 1913
Place Danville AL, USA, 34n24, 87w05
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



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."

"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 3/31/1980, Tucson, AZ.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • has played role of 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

Categories

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