MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Mount Kisco’s Bruce Jenner.
Jenner, born in Mount Kisco, turns 64 on Monday. The former U.S. track and field athlete turned motivational speaker, socialite, television personality and businessman, was born Oct. 28, 1949.
Jenner won the gold medal in the Decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Following his Olympic victory and the related recognition, his professional career evolved into being a television celebrity. By 1981, he had starred in several made-for-TV movies and was Erik Estrada's replacement on the top rated TV series CHiPs.
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, he won the gold medal in the Decathlon, setting the world record of 8,616 points.
He was the 1976 recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Jenner was also the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1976. He was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and the United States National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1980. He was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
He presently stars in Keeping Up With the Kardashians, though he and wife Kris Jenner are separating.