Dillard, Harrison

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Name
Dillard, Harrison Gender: M
William Harrison Dillard
born on 8 July 1923 at 07:32 (= 07:32 AM )
Place Cleveland, Ohio, 41n30, 81w42
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°19' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°56 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°28'



Harrison Dillard

Biography

American track and field athlete, who is the only male in the history of the Olympic Games to win gold in both the 100 m (sprints) and the 110 m hurdles, making him the “World’s Fastest Man” in 1948 and the “World’s Fastest Hurdler” in 1952.

Dillard was drafted into the Army in 1943 serving in the all-black 92nd Infantry Division known as the Buffalo Soldiers. He returned to college in 1946 and resumed athletics, to which he had been inspired by Jesse Owens, who was also from Cleveland and had attended East Technical High School as well.

At the 1948 London Summer Olympics, Dillard won the final of the 100 m, proven by the photo finish. This was the first use of a photo finish at an Olympic Games. As a member of the 4 x 100 m relay team, he won another gold medal at the London Games. Four years later, still a strong hurdler, Dillard won the 110 m hurdles event in Helsinki. Another 4 x 100 m relay victory yielded Dillard's fourth Olympic title.

He later worked for a baseball franchise in scouting and public relations capacities, and hosted a radio talk show. Dillard died in Cleveland, Ohio on 15 November 2019 at the age of 96 from stomach cancer.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 31 July 1948 (Olympic Gold in the 100 m)
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  • Work : Prize 7 August 1948 (Olympic Gold in the 4 x 100 m relay)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 24 July 1952 (Olympic Gold in the 110 m hurdles)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 27 July 1952 (Olympic Gold in the 4 x 100 m relay)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Disease 15 November 2019 (Stomach cancer, age 96)
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Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher has birth certificate in hand; Gauquelin Book of American Charts.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (African-American)
  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 5 ft 10 in/ 1.78 m)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (152 lb/ 69 kg)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Stomach)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Stomach cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Public relations
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer (Radio talk show host)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Runner)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Promoter/ Agent (Baseball scout)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (4x Olympic gold medals)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (4 x Gold)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession ("World’s Fastest Man/ Hurdler")
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Olympian)