One hundred ten years ago today (Wednesday) our birthday athlete was born. This man won two Olympic gold medals and two Olympic silver medals and competed in three Olympic Games.
Julia Child, Otis Chandler, and this Olympic champion all graduated from the same school in Pasadena, California.
Our birthday athlete was known to wear silk in competition and even appeared in movies as himself. Known for an unusual finish, this Olympic gold medalist died in a plane crash in Alaska during World War II.
Can you name this famous champion?