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Danny Killeen

Full name: Daniel Bernard "Danny" Killeen, Sr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: February 6, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: April 28, 2017 in Pass Christian, Mississippi, United States
Affiliations: Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Biography

Danny Killeen graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1953, and competed for the New Orleans Southern Yacht Club. He later earned a masters’ degree from Notre Dame and a PhD from Tulane. In 1955 he crewed for Eugene Walet, III’s Lightning crew at the Pan American championships. At the time of the 1956 Olympics Killeen was serving in the US Army. In 1996 he and he sons, Danny, Jr., and John, won the L-16 International Championships. Danny Killeen, Sr. served as Commodore at both the Southern Yacht Club and The Gulf Yachting Association. Killeen was on the Board of Directors of the US Sailing Association and served as President of The Olympic Sailing Association of New Orleans.

Killeen worked for IBM for four years and then had a 34-year career at Tulane, serving as director of the Computer Center for 25 years. He was also a professor at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Spirit III USA 9

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Spirit III USA Final Standings 1956-11-26 3,151
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Spirit III USA Race One 1956-11-26
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Spirit III USA Race Two 1956-11-27 264 3-18:36
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Spirit III USA Race Three 1956-11-28 264 4-14:46
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Spirit III USA Race Four 1956-11-29 527 3-06:39
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Spirit III USA Race Five 1956-12-03 1,305 2-54:56
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Spirit III USA Race Six 1956-12-04 527 4-11:43
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Sailing Spirit III USA Race Seven 1956-12-05 264 3-14:40
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