Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens


African-American track star won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, winning in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m, and long jump. A year earlier, he set three world records in less than an hour while competing for Ohio State University. He was called Jesse only because his southern accent made J.C. difficult to hear. The Jesse Owens Award, named after him, is considered the highest honor for track and field athletes. He was together with Minnie Ruth Solomon from high school until his death.
  • When was
    Jesse Owens born?

    Jesse Owens was born on Friday, September 12, 1913

  • Where was
    Jesse Owens born?

    Jesse Owens was born in Oakville, AL

  • How old is
    Jesse Owens?

    Jesse Owens is 106

  • How much is Jesse Owens worth?

    Jesse Owens is worth $150 Thousand

Best Quotes

  • People come out to see you perform and you've got to give them the best you have within you. The lives of most men are patchwork quilts. Or at best one matching outfit with a closet and laundry bag full of incongruous accumulations. A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
  • I always loved running -- it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
  • For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world
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