Daily Archives: July 8, 2014

First Class in International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame

Trivia Question

The International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame was founded by the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1980. It’s goal is to recognize female athletes and coaches who have made history in women’s sports. Who were the inductees in its first year of operation, 1980?

Trivia Question Answer

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In 1980 the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first class: Inducted that year were:

  • Billie Jean King – Tennis
  • Eleanor Holm* – Swimming
  • Althea Gibson* – Tennis
  • Amelia Earhart* – Aviator
  • Gertrude Ederle* – Swimming
  • Patty Berg* – Golf
  • Wilma Rudolph* – Track & Field
  • Janet Guthrie – Auto Racing
  • Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias* – Golf, Track

* Deceased