Norman Read bio

Birth Name: Norman Read

Occupation: Race Walker

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: August13, 1931

Date Of Death: May 22, 1994

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: New Zealander

Norman Read was born on the 13th of August, 1931. He was best known for being a Race Walker. Race walker from New Zealand who won a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics.

Norman Read was born in England. He wasn’t an original selection for the 1956 Olympics but found his way into the 50 km walk competition, where he won his gold medal. He won a bronze medal at the 1966 Commonwealth Games.

Norman Read was a Leo and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Norman Read was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Norman Read is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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


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

Associated with

Robert Heffernan

Race Walker

Olga Kaniskina

Race Walker

Personal Life

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

Norman Read was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Norman Read
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY:Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Norman Read was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Norman Read was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Norman Read had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Norman Read’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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