Person:James Owens (41)

James Cleveland Owens
  1. Ida H. Tullie A. Owens1897 -
  2. Josephine Owens1899 -
  3. Lillie M. Owens1901 -
  4. Prentice F.D. Owens1902 - 1969
  5. Laverne Owens1911 - 1987
  6. James Cleveland Owens1913 - 1980
m. 5 Jul 1935
Facts and Events
Name James Cleveland Owens
Alt Name Jesse Owens
Gender Male
Birth? 12 Sep 1913 Oakville, Lawrence, Alabama, United States
Residence? 1922 Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Education? 9 Oct 1933 to 1936 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United StatesAttending Ohio State University
Marriage 5 Jul 1935 Cuyahoga, Ohio, United Statesto Minnie Ruth Solomon
Death? 31 Mar 1980 Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States
Burial? Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

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James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: one each in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump, and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team. He was the most successful athlete at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

The Jesse Owens Award, USA Track and Field's highest accolade for the year's best track and field athlete, is named after him, in honor of his significant career.

  1.   Jesse Owens, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Jesse "JC" Owens, in Find A Grave.
  3.   Jesse Owens Memorial Park.
  4.   American Experience: Jesse Owens.
  5.   Jesse Owens Papers at Ohio State University.
  6.   Owens, Jesse, in American National Biography Online.
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