This Week in KU History
Wednesday, August 4, 1909
"The Iron Horse of Kansas", long distance runner Glenn Cunningham, is born in Atlanta, Kansas. Cunningham set many records in the one-mile run during the 1930s and won the Sullivan Award in 1933 for being the top U.S. amateur athlete.
Monday, August 4, 2014Ron Loneski, a teammate of Wilt Chamberlain in the mid-1950s, died Friday, August 1, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital at the age of 77. Arrangements will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015Former Kansas track & field and cross country coach Bob Timmons passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. He was 91.
Friday, August 5, 1859
Frank Strong, sixth chancellor of KU, is born in Venice, NY. Strong won increased funding for KU and founded the schools of Education, Journalism and Medicine. He was chancellor from 1902 to 1920.
Tuesday, August 5, 1997
KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway adds the final touches to the University’s campus plan.