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Special Olympics

ORGANIZATION

Olympics for disabled people, founded 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Official Website:
http://www.specialolympics.org/

Founding Date:
1968

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Neil Abercrombie
Politician
26-Jun-1938   Governor of Hawaii
David Axelrod
Government
22-Feb-1955   Obama's chief political advisor
Tai Babilonia
Figure Skating
9-Sep-1959   Five-time US pairs figure skating champion
Jon Bon Jovi
Musician
2-Mar-1962   Gives love a bad name
Jim Bunning
Politician
23-Oct-1931   US Senator from Kentucky
Ruth Buzzi
Actor
24-Jul-1936   Batty woman on Laugh-In
John Carney
Politician
20-May-1956   Congressman, Delaware
Ramon C. Cortines
Educator
c. 1932   Prominent schools superintendent
Mike Farrell
Actor
6-Feb-1939   BJ Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H
Randy Gardner
Figure Skating
2-Dec-1957   Five-time US pairs figure skating champion
Steve Garvey
Baseball
22-Dec-1948   Former LA Dodger
Gil Gerard
Actor
23-Jan-1943   Buck Rogers
Bill Goldberg
Wrestling
27-Dec-1966   Pro wrestler
Steven J. Heyer
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Starwood Hotels, 2004-07
Bruce Jenner
Track and Field
28-Oct-1949   US Olympic track and field star
Rafer Johnson
Track and Field
18-Aug-1935   Olympic track and field star
Patrick Joseph Kennedy
Politician
14-Jul-1967   Congressman from Rhode Island, 1995-2011
Muhtar Kent
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Coca-Cola
Frank Kratovil
Politician
29-May-1968   Congressman from Maryland, 2009-11
Joan B. Kroc
Philanthropist
27-Aug-1928 12-Oct-2003 McDonald's widow
George Lindsey
Actor
17-Dec-1928 6-May-2012 Goober
Don Mattingly
Baseball
20-Apr-1961   Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers
Linda McMahon
Wrestling
4-Oct-1948   Former CEO of WWE
Bill Morrow
Politician
19-Apr-1954   California State Senator
Edwin Moses
Track and Field
31-Aug-1955   Olympic hurdler
Wolfgang Puck
Chef
8-Jan-1949   Spago restaurant
Eddie Rabbitt
Country Musician
27-Nov-1941 7-May-1998 Drivin' My Life Away
Jon Runyan
Politician
27-Nov-1973   Congressman, New Jersey 3rd
William Donald Schaefer
Politician
2-Nov-1921 18-Apr-2011 Governor of Maryland, 1987-95
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor
30-Jul-1947   Governor of California, 2003-11
Bobby Shriver
Politician
28-Apr-1954   Mayor of Santa Monica
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Relative
10-Jul-1921 11-Aug-2009 Founder of the Special Olympics
Maria Shriver
Journalist
6-Nov-1955   Married to Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sargent Shriver
Activist
9-Nov-1915 18-Jan-2011 First Director of the Peace Corps
Ben Stevens
Politician
18-Mar-1959   Alaska state senator
Craig Thomas
Politician
17-Feb-1933 4-Jun-2007 US Senator from Wyoming, 1995-2007
Stanley A. Twardy
Attorney
c. 1951   US Attorney for Connecticut, 1985-91


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