Facts and Events
||James Cleveland Owens
||12 Sep 1913
||Oakville, Lawrence, Alabama, United States
||Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
||9 Oct 1933 to 1936
||Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United StatesAttending Ohio State University
||5 Jul 1935
||Cuyahoga, Ohio, United Statesto Minnie Ruth Solomon
||31 Mar 1980
||Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States
||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.
- Jesse Owens, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- Jesse "JC" Owens, in Find A Grave.
- Jesse Owens Memorial Park.
- American Experience: Jesse Owens.
- Jesse Owens Papers at Ohio State University.
- Owens, Jesse, in American National Biography Online.