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Don Piper

Full name: Donald Arthur "Don" Piper
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: March 5, 1911 in Peoria, Illinois, United States
Died: March 25, 1963 in Temple City, California, United States
Affiliations: Universal Pictures, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Don Piper was a UCLA grad who played for the Universal Studios team and the U.S. Olympic team in 1936. Piper had an illustrious career in college and was probably the greatest collegiate player of the 1936 team, but he did not play as much afterwards. Piper’s business career began with a credit investigation firm but he later worked for a television distributor, eventually rising to general manager of that company. He died rather young and the eulogy at his funeral was given by fellow Olympian, Sam Balter.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Basketball United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-13 USA 25, MEX 10 2
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Basketball United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1936-08-09 USA 52, EST 28 2
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