Happy birthday today (Tuesday) to two Olympic gold medalists. One is still alive today at the age of 81. The other died at the age of 54.
Both these athletes competed in the same event, but not at the same Olympic Games.
The older of the two was born 138 years ago this day and became a lawyer, a coach, and a writer. The younger athlete was a professional football player as well as a rodeo cowboy and movie stuntman.
Our birthday athletes won a total of three Olympic gold medals. Both athletes won their Olympic medals in Europe.
Massachusetts and Texas are the states connected with our birthday people.
You need not worry about the hurdles or the field events when trying to recall these names.
Fifty-six years separate their two Olympic experiences.
Grover Cleveland was our president when the first athlete won two Olympic gold medals.
Harry Truman was our president when the second athlete won an Olympic gold medal.
Lots of clues will give you the names of these two Olympic gold medalists. Good luck. Now name our birthday athletes.