Seventy years ago on August 9, 1936, Jesse Owens made history in Berlin, Germany.
A member of the U.S. Olympic team, Owens became the first American to win four gold medals.
The outstanding track and field star excelled in the:
- 100 meter dash
- 200 meter sprint
- 400 meter race
- Broad jump
- Relay team
From Oakville, Arkansas, Owens grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a stand-out on Ohio State's track team.