Dan Jansen

June 17, 2016 0

Daniel Erwin Jansen had an indomitable spirit. Born in West Allis, Wisconsin, on this date in 1965, Dan Jansen was the last of nine children…

Bobby Bell

June 16, 2016 2

Number 78 turns 76 tomorrow. Bobby Lee Bell, Jr. was born in Shelby, North Carolina, June 17, 1940.  His father, Pink Lee Bell, picked cotton…

Amy Acuff

June 15, 2016 0

An elementary school teacher drove Amy Acuff to make five U.S. Olympic teams. Amy Lyn Acuff was born in Port Arthur, Texas—hometown of the late…

Miracle Nine

June 14, 2016 1

The 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin are best remembered for Jesse Owens' four gold medals in track and field.  The lesser known story is that…

Paavo Nurmi

June 13, 2016 0

Paavo Nurmi is the most accomplished distance runner in history. Born in Turku, Finland, on this date in 1897, Nurmi was the oldest of five…