About Babe Didrikson Zaharias:
Known for: Her all-around athletic ability. Babe Didrikson was probably the best female athlete of her time.
Sports: Golf, track and field, basketball, baseball, softball, diving, roller skating, and bowling
Country Represented: USA
- X Olympiad, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1932, Athletics/USA
Also known as: Babe Didrikson, Mildred "Babe" Didrikson
Organizations: In 1949 Babe Didrikson Zaharias became one of the founding members of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias Records:
- Gold, Javelin toss, X Olympiad, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1932.
- Gold, 80 metre hurdles, X Olympiad, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1932.
- Silver, High jump, X Olympiad, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1932.
- 10 Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA) major championships. Tied for third most wins through 2006.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias Honors:
- "Female Athlete of the Year", the Associated Press, 1932, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1954.
- U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983 (charter member)
- Mother: Hannah Olson Didriksen
- Father: Ole Didriksen, sailor and carpenter
- Siblings: six: Dora, Nancy and Ole were born in Norway. Lillie and Louis (twins) and Arthur (Bubba), as well as Mildred (Babe), were born in Port Arthur, Texas.
- husband: George Zaharias, (married December 23, 1938, professional wrestler)
- no children