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    Happy birthday today (Sunday) to an Olympic champion with two Olympic Games gold medals. Our birthday champion was born 106 years ago this day, however this person died twelve days before the U.S. Olympic Trials men's 400 meters final at Indianapolis in 1988.

    This Olympic champ was born nineteen years before George Herbert Walker Bush.

    Born and died in the 20th Century, our birthday athlete was also born and died in New York.

    While a student in college, this individual scored eight touchdowns during one football game.

    A winner of two Olympic gold medals from the same Games, this person's first gold medal was the only individual track gold medal from this athlete's country at those Olympic Games.

    Can you name this Olympic gold medalist? If so, go ahead.

  • #2
    Re: Otto The Orange

    Originally posted by DoubleRBar
    A winner of two Olympic gold medals from the same Games, this person's first gold medal was the only individual track gold medal from this athlete's country at those Olympic Games.
    Not true. Don't forget women!

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    • #3
      Re: Otto The Orange

      Sorry, I meant to say only men's individual track gold medal.

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      • #4
        Re: Otto The Orange

        The number of medals in right, the age frame is right, the need for a foreign country is right, the possibility of college and football in a nearby country is right, so I will make an educated guess at Percy Williams.
        No research done on this !

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        • #5
          Re: Otto The Orange

          Percy Williams is a good guess, but not correct. The guess is good because it's the right Olympic year, but wrong nation. The event is fairly close.

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          • #6
            Re: Otto The Orange

            Originally posted by DoubleRBar
            Percy Williams is a good guess, but not correct. The guess is good because it's the right Olympic year, but wrong nation. The event is fairly close.
            Well, after tomorrow both Williams and Barbuti were born and died in cities with Stanley Cup winners :lol:

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            • #7
              Re: Otto The Orange

              Ok, Per Andersen, you have it. Yesterday was the birthday of Ray Barbuti, winner of the men's 400 meters in 1928. Barbuti anchored the winning four by 400 relay two days later.

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              • #8
                Re: Otto The Orange

                According to Wikipedia:
                'On December 24, 1957, Ray Barbuti appeared as a "contestant imposter" on the game show To Tell the Truth. This episode is still in existence and was most recently aired by GSN on January 20, 2009. The host was Bud Collyer and the panel consisted of Betsy Palmer, Don Ameche, Kitty Carlisle and Hy Gardner.'

                A search for "To Tell The Truth - Christmas Eve 1957" brings up the video.

                cman

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                • #9
                  Re: Otto The Orange

                  Thanks, cullman.

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