Today we celebrate the birthday one of the greatest female athletes of all time. Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias (affectionately known as "Babe") set records in golf, basketball and track and field. Raised in Beaumont, Texas, Babe won two gold medals and one silver medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. She went on to excel in golf and help found the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in 1950.
Babe was also named the 10th Greatest North American Athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN, and the 9th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century by the Associated Press. Learn more about Babe and other local legends in our sports section.
In the meantime, here's a great video about Babe and her many accomplishments. Happy Birthday Babe. Thanks for giving us Texans another reason to brag!