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Horatio Fitch

1900 - 1985

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Horatio May Fitch (December 16, 1900 Chicago, Illinois – May 4, 1985 Estes Park, Colorado) was an American athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres.He competed for the United States in the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris in the 400 metres where he won the silver medal, an event memorialized by the 1982 hit movie Chariots of Fire. The race winner was Eric Liddell, who had passed up the 100-metre dash, his specialty, because it was being held on Sunday. After graduating with a degree in engineering, Fitch went to work for a company building Chicago's new Union Station. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horatio Fitch has received more than 19,124 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Horatio Fitch is the 1,574th most popular athlete, the 11,693rd most popular biography from United States and the 305th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Horatio Fitch ranks 1,574 out of 3,059Before him are Fermín Cacho, Robson da Silva, Ed Gordon, Olga Mineyeva, Dwight Phillips, and Vénuste Niyongabo. After him are Romy Müller, Charles Austin, Pat O'Callaghan, Ron Freeman, Valerie Brisco-Hooks, and Jutta Kirst.

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Among people born in 1900, Horatio Fitch ranks 301Before him are Gertrude Mary Cox, Edna Best, Natalie Schafer, Albert Hackett, Helen Gahagan Douglas, and Beatrix Loughran. After him are Coral Buttsworth, Alastair Sim, Helen Morgan, Alan Bush, Taffy Abel, and Mony Marc. Among people deceased in 1985, Horatio Fitch ranks 247Before him are Margo, Carmen Barth, Harold Whitlock, Saunders Lewis, Carlos P. Romulo, and John Davis Lodge. After him are Coral Buttsworth, Stepin Fetchit, Pelle Lindbergh, Frank Faylen, Gabriel Elorde, and George Chandler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Horatio Fitch ranks 11,693 out of 18,182Before him are Eileen Gu (2003), Bobby Troup (1918), Brian Dietzen (1977), James Burrows (1940), Monique Coleman (1980), and Ann Cusack (1961). After him are Ted Knight (1923), Charles Austin (1967), Simon Rex (1974), Amy Coney Barrett (1972), Mary Kay Bergman (1961), and Tim Schafer (1967).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Horatio Fitch ranks 305Before him are Lou Jones (1932), Dwight Stones (1953), Rod Milburn (1950), John Davis (1921), Ed Gordon (1908), and Dwight Phillips (1977). After him are Charles Austin (1967), Ron Freeman (1947), Valerie Brisco-Hooks (1960), Randy Williams (1953), John Powell (1947), and Barbara Ferrell (1947).