Today's birthday quiz again features two athletes, both of whom competed at the Olympics but failed to win a gold medal.
Athlete A was born 101 years ago today (Thursday) and not only broke the world record multiple times, but took it to a whole new level and held it for more than a decade. Unfortunately, this athlete had the bad luck of peaking between the Olympics. Later a professional in two other sports, athlete A died in 1969.
Athlete B was born 49 years ago today and has three World Championship gold medals, in addition to one WC silver and an Olympic silver. One of those three gold-winning performances still remains the championship record.
Other than sharing the same birthday, these two athletes are almost as different as they come. Can you name them?