Category Archives: Sporting Events

Sporting Events Swimming Women

Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

amelia gade corsonAmelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

This parade took place September 10, 1926 in honor of Amelia Gade Corson, first mother and second woman to swim English Channel

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade markers for achievements in swimming.

There were only two ticker tape parades thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of swimming.

Sporting Events Swimming Women

Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim English Channel

gertrude ederleGertrude Ederle, first woman to swim English Channel

This parade took place August 27, 1926 in honor of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the 21-mile expanse of the English Channel.

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade markers for achievements in swimming.


Watch the video of Gertrude Ederle’s parade in 1926.

There were only two ticker tape parades thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of swimming.

Sporting Events tennis Women

Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion

althea gibsonAlthea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion

This parade took place July 11, 1957 in honor of Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion. Gibson was the first person of color, male or female, to break through the color barrier in professional tennis. Her list of historical firsts in sports is astounding and possibly unmatched by any athlete in modern history. Click here to learn more.

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade marker for Althea Gibson.

This is the only ticker tape parade ever thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of tennis.

golf Sporting Events

Ben Hogan, British Open Champion

Ben HoganBen Hogan, British Open Champion

This parade took place July 21, 1953 in honor of Ben Hogan, winner of the British Open.

Click here to view a map of all the markers commemorating parade thrown in honor of golfers and golf achievements.

golf Sporting Events

Willie Turnesa, British amateur golf champion

willie turnesaWillie Turnesa, British amateur golf champion

This parade took place June 9, 1947 in honor of Willie Turnesa, a British amateur golf champion, and fellow members of the victorious American Walker Cup team.

Click here to view a map of all the markers commemorating parade thrown in honor of golfers and golf achievements.

golf Sporting Events

Bobby Jones, 1930 British Open Champion

1930 British Open ChampionBobby Jones, 1930 British Open Champion

This parade took place July 2, 1930 in honor of Bobby Jones’ win of the British Open. This is the second ticker tape parade thrown in honor of Bobby Jones, which is rare in the history of the ticker tape parade.

Click here to view a map of all the markers commemorating parade thrown in honor of golfers and golf achievements.

golf Sporting Events

Bobby Jones, 1926 British Open Champion

Bobby JonesBobby Jones, 1926 British Open Champion

This parade took place July 2, 1926 in honor of Bobby Jones’ win of the British Open.

Click here to view a map of all the markers commemorating parade thrown in honor of golfers and golf achievements.

Olympics Sporting Events United States of America

US Olympic medal winners from 1984 Los Angeles Games

1984 los angeles gamesUS Olympic medal winners from 1984 Los Angeles Games

This is a ticker tape parade honoring the US Olympic medal winners from the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

Click here to view a map of all the Olympic Games ticker tape parade markers.

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Olympic Figure Skater Carol Heiss

US Olympic AthletesOlympic Figure Skater Carol Heiss

A ticker tape parade was held March 9, 1960 to honor the US Olympic figure skater Carol Heiss, a native of Queens, NY.

Click here to view a map indicating the locations of the markers commemorating the various ticker tape parades held for Olympians.

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US Olympic athletes return from 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

US Olympic AthletesUS Olympic athletes return from 1936 Berlin Olympic Games

A ticker tape parade was held September 3, 1936 to honor the US Olympic athletes upon their return from the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. This was a notable Games because the Nazi party had recently come to power in the host country Germany. The Nazis at first prohibited Jews and blacks from participating, but repealed these restrictions when many countries threatened to pull out of the Games altogether. While it’s never a great idea to use Wikipedia as a sole source of information, the Wiki page here about the 1936 Berlin Games does offer quite a bit of insight. As far as we can tell from our exhaustive search of Wikipedia Olympics entries, the 1936 Berlin games were the only games in which the Nazi flag flew instead of the German flag- a testament to that tumultuous time in world history. Interestingly, Germany (and fellow Axis power Japan) were not invited to participate in the next Olympic Games held in 1948, returning to the Games only in 1952 after a 16-year absence.

Click here to view a map indicating the locations of the markers commemorating the various ticker tape parades held for Olympians.