Babe Didrikson Zaharias
American professional golferDied when: 45 years 93 days (543 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (;June 26, 1911 – September 27, 1956) was an American athlete who excelled in golf, basketball, baseball and track and field.
She won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics, before turning to professional golf and winning 10 LPGA major championships.
She is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, many seeing her as the greatest woman athlete of all time.