Date: May 06, 1527
Date: May 06, 1937
Born: Mar 23, 1929 (age 88) · London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.89 m)
Education: University of Oxford · Imperial College London · Merton College, Oxford · Exeter College, Oxford
Nominations: BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award (1954)
Awards: Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (1954)Highlights
- 1947: His training was light, even compared to the standards of the day, but he showed promise in running a mile in 1947 in 4:24.6 on only three weekly half-hour training sessions.
- 1984: In 1984, he was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) by the University of Bath.
- 1988: In the 1988 television mini-series The Four Minute Mile, about the rivalry between Bannister, John Landy and Wes Santee to be first to break the 4 minute mile mark, Bannister was portrayed by actor Richard Huw.
- 1993: Bannister went on to become a distinguished neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, before retiring in 1993.
- 2002: In a UK poll conducted by Channel 4 in 2002, the British public voted Bannister’s historic sub-4-minute mile as number 13 in the list of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.
- 2014: In 2014 he appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Midweek with Libby Purves, Kevin Warwick and Rachael Stirling.
First episode: Sep 22, 1994
Episode duration: 22 minutes
Creators: Marta Kauffman · David Crane
Theme song: I’ll Be There for You
Producers: Marta Kauffman · David Crane · Kevin S. Bright · Michael Curtis · Wil Calhoun · Scott Silveri · Shana Goldberg-Meehan
Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series · Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series · Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series · Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series · Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy series