George Orton

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Birth Name: George Orton

Occupation: Runner

Place Of Birth: Canada

Date Of Birth: January 10, 1873

Date Of Death: June 26, 1958

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Canadian

George Orton was born on the 10th of January, 1873. He was best known for being a Runner. He was the winner of Canada’s first Olympic gold medal, which he earned at the 1900 Olympics in the 2500 meter steeplechase; he also won bronze in the 400 meter hurdles that year.

George Orton was born in Canada. He was paralyzed for many years as a child, after falling out of a tree, but he regained full body movement at age 12, and became a fantastic athlete. Later in life he coached track and field at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.

George Orton was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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George Orton was born in 1870s.

George Orton is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


George’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


George Orton’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on George Orton’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, George Orton kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

George Orton was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: George Orton
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: George Orton was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: George Orton was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: George Orton had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

George Orton’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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