Jesse Owens

The Buckeye Bullet

Jesse Owens - 1936 Olympics

Five Facts about Jesse Owens

  • Birth name: James Cleveland Owens
  • Nickname: The Buckeye Bullet
  • Born: September 12, 1913 in Oakville, Alabama
  • Died: March 31, 1980 in Tucson, Arizona
    Buried in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, IL
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 165 lbs.