Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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Birthday
26, 1911
Birthplace
Port Arthur, TX
Death Date
Sep 27, 1956 (45)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1911
Birthplace
Port Arthur, TX
Death Date
Sep 27, 1956 (45)

About

American athlete who competed in golf, basketball, and track and field. She won gold medals in the 80 m hurdles and javelin throw in 1932.

Before Fame

She was a great seamstress who sewed her own outfits.

Trivia

Her parents were immigrants from Norway and she won three medals in the 1932 Olympics.

Family Life

She married George Zaharias in December 1938.

Associated With

Her nickname was inspired by Babe Ruth.