Patton, Mel

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Name
Patton, Mel Gender: M
Melvin Emery Patton
born on 16 November 1924 at 13:07 (= 1:07 PM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°15' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°43 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 06°01'



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Mel Patton (at left, with coach Dean Cromwell in 1948)

Biography

American sprinter, nicknamed Pell Mell in the late 1940s, who won two gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics. He was ranked first in the world in the 100 m and 200 m events in 1947 and 1949.

After retiring from competition, Patton participated in several professional races in Australia. Then he worked as a teacher and athletics coach at Long Beach City College and Wichita State University before becoming an executive in the aerospace and electronics industries. Previously he served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman and aviator during World War II. In the 1970s Patton helped develop the national sports program in Saudi Arabia.

He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1985, and died in Fallbrook, California on 9 May 2014 at age 89.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize August 1948 in London (Won two Olympic gold medals for track and field)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate and upgraded rating to BC/BR in hand. Previously this entry had same data quoting Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin Book of American Charts.

Categories

  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Athletics coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics