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Salute (17-Jul-2008)

Director: Matt Norman

Writer: Matt Norman

Keywords: Sports Documentary, Olympics

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Boston
Track and Field
9-May-1939   First long jumper to exceed 27 feet
Avery Brundage
Sports Figure
28-Sep-1887 8-May-1975 International Olympic Committee Chair, 1952-72
Lee Evans
Track and Field
25-Feb-1947   Sprinter, 2 Olympic Gold Medals in 1968
George Foreman
Boxing
10-Jan-1949   Champ knocks out the fat
Dick Fosbury
Track and Field
6-Mar-1947   High jumper invented Fosbury Flop
Cathy Freeman
Track and Field
16-Feb-1973   Olympic 400m gold medalist
Lyndon B. Johnson
Head of State
27-Aug-1908 22-Jan-1973 36th US President, 1963-69
Robert F. Kennedy
Politician
20-Nov-1925 6-Jun-1968 Slain Presidential candidate
Martin Luther King
Activist
15-Jan-1929 4-Apr-1968 Pacifist civil rights activist
Jesse Owens
Track and Field
12-Sep-1913 31-Mar-1980 Four track and field medals in 1936 Olympics
Tommie Smith
Track and Field
5-Jun-1944   Black Power salute at 1968 Olympics
Wyomia Tyus
Track and Field
29-Aug-1945   Olympic sprinter

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