Davis, Walt

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Davis, Walt Gender: M
Walter Francis Davis
born on 5 January 1931 at 13:50 (= 1:50 PM )
Place Beaumont, Texas, 30n05, 94w06
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°32' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 02°02 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 21°09'

Walt Davis (at the 1952 Olympics)


American sportsman, an Olympic gold medallist in the high jump, and later basketball player.

Despite contracting polio at age nine and being unable to walk for three years, Davis had a standout athletic career at Texas A&M University and later won Olympic gold in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland, with a leap of 2.04 m (6 ft 8 1⁄4 in).

The Philadelphia Warriors selected the 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Davis in the second round of the 1952 NBA Draft. He spent five seasons with the Warriors and St. Louis Hawks, averaging 4.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Davis was Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1964 and to the Texas Track and Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2016. He died on 17 November 2020 in Port Arthur, Texas at age 89.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1952 (Gold in the Summer Olympics)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 6 ft 8 in/ 2.03 m)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (205 lb/ 93 kg)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Polio
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (High jumper)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold in the 1952 Summer Olympics)