Harrison Dillard

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Birthday
8, 1923
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
DEATH DATE
Nov 15, 2019 (96)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1923
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
DEATH DATE
Nov 15, 2019 (96)

About

Four-time track and field gold medalist who for several decades, was the only male to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events.

Before Fame

He was drafted into the Army during World War II.

Trivia

He also participated in the Jewish version of the Olympics, called the Maccabiah Games.

Family Life

He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, with his parents.

Associated With

He was inspired to take up athletics by Jesse Owens, another Cleveland-born track star.