This Day in Jewish History A Jewish Sports Legend Is Born

Track-and-field champion Marty Glickman, who was barred from participating in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, went on to become a prominent sports commentator.

August 14, 1917, was the birthdate of Marty Glickman, the New York-born athlete who traveled to Berlin for the 1936 Olympics only to be pulled from competition because he was Jewish, and who later became a household name in his hometown as a broadcaster for nearly every major sport.