Born September 12 in Oakville, Alabama
Set his first records in Jr High
National Championship in Chicago Jesse sets a new world record.
Marries Minnie Ruth Solomon
Jesse wins 4 gold medals in the 200 meter race, long jump and in the 400 meter relay And tying the world record for the 100 meter dash
Works for Cleveland's Parks and Recreation and opens a Dry Cleaning Company.
Director of National Fitness
Ford Motor Company hires Owens as Assistant Personal Director of African American workers
The Associated Press names Owens "The greatest track athlete of the past half-century"
Appointed as Secretary of Illinois' State Athletic Commission
Travels around the world to promote economic political freedoms of the USA
Attended the Summer Olympics as a Representative for President Eisenhower
Became the training/ running coach for the New York Mets
OSU awards Owens with a Honorary Doctorate of Athletic Arts
US Olympic committee appoints Owens to its Board of Directors
Inducted into the US Track and Field Hall of Fame
President Ford presents Owens with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Diagnosed with Lung Cancer
Dies at the age of 66
Memorial Plaza is dedicated outside of OSU
"The Jesse Owens Story" movie debuts
Memorial park is dedicated at Oakville, AL
Minnie Ruth Owens dies at the age of 86