Steve Prefontaine bio

Birth Name: Steve Roland Prefontaine

Occupation: Runner

Place Of Birth: OR

Date Of Birth: January 25, 1951

Date Of Death: May 30, 1975

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Steve Prefontaine was born on the 25th of January, 1951. He was famous for being a Runner. American long-distance running star who set seven national records before prematurely losing his life in a car accident.

Steve Prefontaine was born in OR. He played football and basketball before discovering cross country in eighth grade. He died in a drunk driving accident at the University of Oregon.

Steve Prefontaine was a Aquarius and was born in the Baby Boomers Generation.

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Steve Prefontaine was born in 1950s. The 1950s is often viewed as "baby boom" and a period of conformity, when young and old alike followed group norms rather than striking out on their own. The 50s were also the beginning of the Space Race, Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement. Discover what happened on this day.

Steve Roland Prefontaine is part of the Baby boomers generation. Also known as "boomers", are the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement.


Steve’s Steve Roland Prefontaine attended Marshfield High School (1965-1969) and University of Oregon (1970-1973).


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

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Personal Life

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

Steve Prefontaine was born in the Year of the Rabbit.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Steve Roland Prefontaine
NICKNAME: Pre, World, Rube
AGE GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius
BIRTH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Steve Prefontaine was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Steve Prefontaine was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are popular because they're sincere and avoid conflict. Though they're sensitive, they also hesitate, which makes them lose on chances.

Ruling Planet: Steve Prefontaine had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Steve Prefontaine’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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