Happy birthday today (Wednesday) to an Olympic champion who won the gold medal on a Monday, was born on a Tuesday, and died on a Wednesday.
Born during an Olympic year 85 years ago today, our birthday athlete died at the age of 74.
You can forget the hurdles when trying to figure which event our Olympic champion did.
This person went to the same school as did Condoleezza Rice and Neil Simon.
Actually Neil Simon and our birthday athlete may have been at this school together for one year.
A NCAA champion, this athlete did not win the Olympic Trials.
The 1965 California state high school champion (in the same event in which our birthday athlete won Olympic gold) won with a performance that almost matched our birthday athlete's gold medal mark.
Our birthday athlete was a pretty good golfer and while in college was called "a one-man track team".
In terms of elevation, our birthday person's college has the second highest telescope in the world at 14,148 feet.
Don't concern yourself with any of the weight events when trying to figure our birthday athlete's event.
At the Olympic Games, our birthday athlete was definitely not the favorite. This athlete was not even the top person from this athlete's nation.
Only 24 years old at the time this person won the Olympic gold medal, our birthday star won the event during the third round.
Who is this Olympic champion born 85 years ago this very day?