Thorpe, Jim, 1887-1953

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1888-05-28
Death 1953-03-28
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Jim Thorpe, also known as James Francis Thorpe (b. May 22 or 28, 1887, Prague Indian Territory, Oklahoma-d. March 28, 1953, Lomita, California) was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for his home country. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals in the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, and played American football (collegiate and professional), professional baseball, and basketball.

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Subjects:

  • Football
  • Olympic games
  • Baseball

Occupations:

  • Baseball players
  • Sportsmen and sportswomen

Places:

  • Lomita, CA, US
  • Oklahoma, OK, US