Thomas Curtis

1873 - 1944

Thomas Curtis

Thomas Pelham Curtis (January 9, 1873 – May 23, 1944) was an American athlete and the winner of the 110 metres hurdles at the 1896 Summer Olympics.Curtis, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology student of electrical engineering, travelled to Athens as a member of the Boston Athletic Association. At the first day of the first modern Olympic Games, Curtis advanced to the 100 metres final by winning his heat with a time of 12.2 seconds. He later withdrew from that race to prepare for the 110 metres hurdles final, which was his main event at the Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Curtis has received more than 24,668 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 62nd most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, Thomas Curtis ranks 65 out of 2,090Before him are Mohammed Gammoudi, Don Bragg, Wilma Rudolph, Dana Zátopková, Myer Prinstein, and Josy Barthel. After him are Kinue Hitomi, Joseph Guillemot, John Flanagan, Gaston Reiff, Eddie Eagan, and Betty Robinson.

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Among people born in 1873, Thomas Curtis ranks 67Before him are Elena Stasova, Viktor Chernov, Louis Feuillade, Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg, Leon Czolgosz, and Richard Wilhelm. After him are Hasan Prishtina, John Flanagan, Carl Flesch, Adolph Zukor, Moisei Uritsky, and Rudolf Rocker. Among people deceased in 1944, Thomas Curtis ranks 118Before him are Bernardino Machado, Manuel L. Quezon, Rudolf Schmundt, Musa Cälil, Nikolai Kuznetsov, and Tokutaro Ukon. After him are Józef Beck, Paul Hazard, Takeo Takagi, Carl Flesch, Paul Cornu, and Arsen Kotsoyev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Curtis ranks 2,465 out of 12,171Before him are Dick Miller (1928), Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929), Brett Lunger (1945), Ben Webster (1909), Stephen Foster (1826), and Ned Beatty (1937). After him are Kobe Bryant (1978), Tony Robbins (1960), Perry Como (1912), William Wallace Campbell (1862), John C. Reilly (1965), and John Connally (1917).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Thomas Curtis ranks 22Before him are Robert Garrett (1875), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Archie Hahn (1880), Irving Baxter (1876), Don Bragg (1935), and Wilma Rudolph (1940). After him are Eddie Eagan (1897), Betty Robinson (1911), Ralph Craig (1889), Jim Thorpe (1887), Parry O'Brien (1932), and William Hoyt (1875).