SPORTS GREAT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1887

 
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953)

Thorpe was a Native American star of football, baseball, and the Olympics in the
1910’s and 1920’s. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963
and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

In a poll of sports fans conducted by ABC Sports, Thorpe was voted the Greatest
Athlete of the Twentieth Century out of 15 other athletes including Muhammad Ali,
Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicklaus, and Michael Jordan.

        

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