Harris, Archie

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Name
Harris, Archie Gender: M
Archie Haggie Harris
born on 3 July 1918 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Urbanna, Virginia, 37n38, 76w34
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 10°35' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°55 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°31'



Biography

American discus thrower who won the 1940 NCAA Track and Field Championships, defending his title in 1941 with the world record of 53.26 m. In 1941 he also became US champion.

In World War II he was a bomber pilot, but as an African American he couldn't get a job as a commercial pilot after the war. Finally he became a physical education teacher at the Harlem, New York YMCA.

He died on 29 October 1965 in New York City at age 47. In 2001 he was introduced into the Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 29 October 1965 (Age 47)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 2001 (Indiana University Athletics Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin Book of American Charts.

In March 2020 Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Virginia archives ("Archie Horgie Harris").

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (African-American)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Physical education)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Discus)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Physical education teacher)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (Bomber pilot)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Indiana University Athletics)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (US discus champion)