Browse a selection of front pages that cover the U.S. track and field athlete's performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The African-American superstar's four gold medals were a blow to Adolf Hitler's attempt to showcase Aryan supremacy at the Games.
The Aug. 3, 1936, edition of San Francisco's Chronicle reports that Jesse Owens breaks the world record for the 100-meter dash. The American sprinter is pictured finishing well ahead of the pack in the quarter-final at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
The Aug. 3, 1936, evening edition of The Baltimore News-Post notes that Olympic officials tossed out the world record Jesse Owens set in the 100-meter dash quarter-finals, ruling that wind was a factor.
Jesse Owens's hometown newspaper notes that the "wing-footed young Clevelander" led "those Yankee Doodle boys" at the 1936 Summer Olympics. The Americans dominated track and field events; Owens won gold medals in the broad jump, 100-meter race, 200-meter race and 4x100-meter relay team.
The sports section of the Lancaster(Ohio) Eagle-Gazette dedicates two articles to Cleveland native Jesse Owens. One provides a description of his record-breaking finish at the 1936 Berlin Olympics; the other details his donation of "genuine Olympic oaks" to Ohio schools.
The banner headline in the Volkischer Beobachter, a Nazi newspaper, notes the four gold medals for the USA at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The subhead says Jesse Owens sets world record in the broad jump.
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