Rafer Johnson Age, Birthday, Bio, Zodiac, Family & Fun Facts

Updated at September 28, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team

Rafer Johnson Age, Birthday, Birthplace, Bio, Zodiac &  Family

Rafer Johnson Facts

Full NameRafer Johnson
BirthdateAugust 18, 1935
Birth PlaceHillsboro, TX
Age (in 2022)87 Years Old

Rafer Johnson Age & Birthday

Rafer Johnson is best known as Decathlete who has born on August 18, 1935 in Hillsboro, TX. Currently, Rafer Johnson is 87 years, 1 months and 10 days old. Rafer Johnson will celebrate 88th birthday on Friday, 18th of August 2023. Below the countdown to Rafer Johnson upcoming birthday.

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Rafer Johnson Biography


American Olympic decathlete who won gold in the 1960 Rome Olympics and silver in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He later became a film actor.

Before Fame

Although he was the only African-American kid in town, he was voted class president in his junior and senior year.


He went to UCLA, played for the Los Angeles Rams, and was in the Olympics.

Family Life

Had two children with his wife Betsy, whom he married in 1971.

Associated With

John Wooden was his coach when he played at UCLA.

Top Asked Questions about Rafer Johnson

How old is Rafer Johnson in 2022?

Rafer Johnson is 87 years old today.

When was Rafer Johnson born?

Rafer Johnson was born on August 18, 1935 in Hillsboro, TX.

What is Rafer Johnson zodiac sign?

Rafer Johnson zodiac sign is Leo.

What was Rafer Johnson best known for?

Rafer Johnson was best known as Decathlete.

Fun Facts about Rafer Johnson's Birthday

Here's quick list of some fun facts about Rafer Johnson's birthday you must know including detailed age calculation, western astrology, roman numeral, birthstone and birth flower.

  • Rafer Johnson was born on Sunday, 230th day / 33rd week of 1935
  • Rafer Johnson has Leo zodiac sign and Fire element based on western astrology
  • Roman numeral of Rafer Johnson birthday is XVIII.VIII.MCMXXXV
  • Rafer Johnson's birthstone is Peridot
  • Rafer Johnson's birth flower is Gladiolus that symbolize moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation & honor
  • Rafer Johnson age in year is 87 years old
  • Rafer Johnson age in month is 1045 months old
  • Rafer Johnson age in day is 31818 days old
  • Rafer Johnson age in hour is 763632 hours old
  • Rafer Johnson age in minute is 45817920 minutes old
  • Rafer Johnson age in second is 2749075200 seconds old
  • Next Rafer Johnson birthday is on Friday, August 18th 2023
  • Rafer Johnson age in next birthday (2023) is 88 years old
  • Learn more interesting facts about August 18, 1935 birthday

Historical Events on Rafer Johnson Birthday (August 18)

Below are historical events that coincided with Rafer Johnson's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.

1958Brojen Das from Bangladesh swims across the English Channel in a competition, as the first Bengali and the first Asian to do so. He came first among 39 competitors.
1963Civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
1965Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins: United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
1966Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phước Tuy Province.
1971Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
1976In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
1977Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No. 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He later dies from injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies.
1983Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 21 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
1989Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
2003One year old Zachary Turner is murdered in Newfoundland by his mother who was awarded custody despite facing trial for the murder of Zachary's father. The case led to reform of Canada's bail laws.
2005A massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
2008President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf resigns under threat of impeachment.
2008War of Afghanistan: Uzbin Valley ambush occurs.
2017The first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland kills two and injures eight.
2019100 activists, officials, and other concerned citizens in Iceland hold a funeral for Okjökull glacier, which has completely melted after once covering six square miles (15.5 km2).
1985The birth of Inge Dekker, Dutch swimmer
1985The birth of Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican footballer
1986The birth of Evan Gattis, American baseball player
1986The birth of Ross McCormack, Scottish footballer
1987The birth of Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Polish mixed martial artist
1988The birth of Jack Hobbs, English footballer
1988The birth of Eggert Jónsson, Icelandic footballer
1988The birth of G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer
1992The birth of Elizabeth Beisel, American swimmer
1992The birth of Bogdan Bogdanović, Serbian basketball player
1993The birth of Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer-songwriter
1993The birth of Maia Mitchell, Australian actress and singer
1994The birth of Morgan Sanson, French footballer
1995The birth of Alīna Fjodorova, Latvian figure skater
1997The birth of Renato Sanches, Portuguese footballer
2013The death of Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player (b. 1924)
2013The death of Jean Kahn, French lawyer and activist (b. 1929)
2013The death of Albert Murray, American author and critic (b. 1916)
2014The death of Gordon Faber, American soldier and politician, 39th Mayor of Hillsboro, Oregon (b. 1930)
2014The death of Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)
2014The death of Levente Lengyel, Hungarian chess player (b. 1933)
2014The death of Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (b. 1918)
2015The death of Khaled al-Asaad, Syrian archaeologist and author (b. 1932)
2015The death of Roger Smalley, English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1943)
2015The death of Suvra Mukherjee, Wife of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee. (b. 1940)
2015The death of Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
2015The death of Bud Yorkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
2016The death of Ernst Nolte, German historian (b. 1923)
2017The death of Bruce Forsyth, English television presenter and entertainer (b. 1928)
2017The death of Zoe Laskari, Greek actress and beauty pageant winner (b. 1944)

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