Updated at September 28, 2022 by BirthdayDBs Team
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.
American Olympic decathlete who won gold in the 1960 Rome Olympics and silver in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He later became a film actor.
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.
Had two children with his wife Betsy, whom he married in 1971.
John Wooden was his coach when he played at UCLA.
Rafer Johnson is 87 years old today.
Rafer Johnson was born on August 18, 1935 in Hillsboro, TX.
Rafer Johnson zodiac sign is Leo.
Rafer Johnson was best known as Decathlete.
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Below are historical events that coincided with Rafer Johnson's birthday including important historical events as well as births and deaths of historical figures.
|1958||Brojen 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.|
|1963||Civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.|
|1965||Vietnam 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.|
|1966||Vietnam 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.|
|1971||Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.|
|1976||In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.|
|1977||Steve 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.|
|1983||Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 21 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).|
|1989||Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.|
|2003||One 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.|
|2005||A 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.|
|2008||President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf resigns under threat of impeachment.|
|2008||War of Afghanistan: Uzbin Valley ambush occurs.|
|2017||The first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland kills two and injures eight.|
|2019||100 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).|
|1985||The birth of Inge Dekker, Dutch swimmer|
|1985||The birth of Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican footballer|
|1986||The birth of Evan Gattis, American baseball player|
|1986||The birth of Ross McCormack, Scottish footballer|
|1987||The birth of Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Polish mixed martial artist|
|1988||The birth of Jack Hobbs, English footballer|
|1988||The birth of Eggert Jónsson, Icelandic footballer|
|1988||The birth of G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer|
|1992||The birth of Elizabeth Beisel, American swimmer|
|1992||The birth of Bogdan Bogdanović, Serbian basketball player|
|1993||The birth of Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer-songwriter|
|1993||The birth of Maia Mitchell, Australian actress and singer|
|1994||The birth of Morgan Sanson, French footballer|
|1995||The birth of Alīna Fjodorova, Latvian figure skater|
|1997||The birth of Renato Sanches, Portuguese footballer|
|2013||The death of Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player (b. 1924)|
|2013||The death of Jean Kahn, French lawyer and activist (b. 1929)|
|2013||The death of Albert Murray, American author and critic (b. 1916)|
|2014||The death of Gordon Faber, American soldier and politician, 39th Mayor of Hillsboro, Oregon (b. 1930)|
|2014||The death of Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)|
|2014||The death of Levente Lengyel, Hungarian chess player (b. 1933)|
|2014||The death of Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (b. 1918)|
|2015||The death of Khaled al-Asaad, Syrian archaeologist and author (b. 1932)|
|2015||The death of Roger Smalley, English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1943)|
|2015||The death of Suvra Mukherjee, Wife of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee. (b. 1940)|
|2015||The death of Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)|
|2015||The death of Bud Yorkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)|
|2016||The death of Ernst Nolte, German historian (b. 1923)|
|2017||The death of Bruce Forsyth, English television presenter and entertainer (b. 1928)|
|2017||The death of Zoe Laskari, Greek actress and beauty pageant winner (b. 1944)|
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