This Day in Oklahoma History


18 January

Jim Thorpe's Olympic Medals Restored

Back in 1913, Jim Thorpe was declared a professional and stripped of his Olympic Medals. After years of trying in October 1982, the IOC Executive Committee approved Thorpe's reinstatement. In a ceremony on January 18, 1983, two of Thorpe's children, Gale and Bill, were presented with commemorative medals more...

Tuesday, January 18, 1983

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