1990 25¢ Olympians: Ray Ewry
October 14, 1873

Birth of Olympian Ray Ewry

Raymond “Ray” Clarence Ewry was born on October 14, 1873, in Lafayette, Indiana.  An eight-time gold medal winner, Ewry was one of the most successful Olympians of all time.

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2019 55¢ Maureen
September 17, 1934

Birth of Tennis Star “Little Mo”

Maureen Catherine Connolly-Brinker, also known as “Little Mo,” was born on September 17, 1934, in San Diego, California.  For four years, she dominated women’s tennis, winning nine Grand Slam singles titles, over 50 consecutive matches, and was named Female Athlete of the year – three years in a row.

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1932 3¢ 10th Summer Olympic Games: Runner at Starting Mark
July 30, 1932

Opening of the 1932 Summer Olympics 

On July 30, 1932, the Games of the X Olympiad opened in Los Angeles, California. The games’s opening ceremonies were the largest up to that time, breaking the previous attendance record by 25,000.

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1983 13¢ Los Angeles Summer Olympics
July 28, 1984

1984 Summer Olympics

On July 28, 1984, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles, California. They were the first games to be opened by a sitting US president, which was one of many highlights…

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1991 29¢ Flag with Olympic Rings
July 25, 1992

Opening of 1992 Summer Olympics

On July 25, 1992, the opening ceremonies marked the start of the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona, Spain. These games included many firsts, lasts, and records…

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 U.S. #979 was issued for the 100th anniversary of the American Turners.
November 21, 1848

Founding of the American Turners 

On November 21, 1848, the first American Turners gymnastic union was established in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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