Further Antedatings of "Skydiving" and "Skydiver"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 24 16:55:12 UTC 2004

skydiving (OED 1959)

1956 _Wash. Post_ 8 July AW18 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  SKY DIVING
... New Sport for the Air Age.

skydiver (OED 1961)

1952 _Chicago Daily Tribune_ 28 July 1 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
His wife ... plummeted to the ground before 700 spectators at initiation
exercises of the Sky Divers' club at Budd Lake airport.

Fred Shapiro

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