Stevenson, Larry

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Stevenson, Larry Gender: M
Richard Lawrence Stevenson
born on 22 December 1930 at 01:45 (= 01:45 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°50' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°57 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 23°42'


American inventor of the kicktail, the bent-upwards end of a skateboard, which made most of today's skateboarding tricks possible and essentially revolutionized the sport.

He is credited with being the man who made the first high-quality skateboard. He patented the double kicktail in 1969, had the first skate team in 1963, and held the first skateboard contest in 1963. Stevenson also published Surfguide magazine during the 1960s, and Poweredge skateboarding magazine during the 1980s and 1990s.

Stevenson died at age 81 on 25 March 2012 from complications of pneumonia due to Parkinson's disease in his Santa Monica home.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Sports : Other Sports (Skateboarder)
  • Vocation : Writers : Magazine/ newsletter
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Inventor of the skateboard kicktail)