Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

Born Sep 12, 1913
  • Athlete
James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: one each in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the lo...

Jesse Owens Stats

Nickname

: James Cleveland Owens, J.C., James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens

Profession

: Athlete

Height

: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Weight

: 165 lbs (74.8 kg)

Ethnicity

: African American

Nationality

: United States of America

Date of Birth

: Sep 12, 1913 - Mar 31, 1980 (66 years old)

Place of Birth

: Oakville

Date of Death

: 1980-03-31

Place of Death

: Tucson

Cause of Death

: Lung cancer
Appearances

Jesse Owens Film Roles

  1. Olympia
  2. The Negro Soldier
    The Negro Soldier

Jesse Owens Film Appearances

  1. Olympia
  2. Journey of the African-American Athlete
  3. Salute

Jesse Owens Books

  1. Blackthink
  2. Jesse
  3. The Jesse Owens story
  4. Jesse, a spiritual autobiography