ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Figure skater Dick Button, 1948
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 30, 2018
George Waller ©Stars and Stripes
St. Moritz, Switzerland, January, 1948: Figure skater Dick Button practices for the first postwar Winter Olympics, set to begin a week later. Button became the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating, along the way completing the first double axel in Olympic competition.