Antedating of "Skydiving" and "Skydiver"
bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Fri Dec 24 19:56:42 UTC 2004
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 11:50:25 -0500, Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
>skydiving (OED 1959)
>1957 _L.A. Times_ 11 Aug. J10 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) Abroad,
>skydiving involves a free fall during which the jumper is judged on style.
1956 (Elyria, Ohio) Chronicle Telegram 28 July 8/7 The American skydiving
team made a reconnaisance tour of Tushino Airport in Moscow Thursday to
prepare for the test.
>skydiver (OED 1961)
>1957 _L.A. Times_ 11 Aug. J10 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) (heading)
>Rah! Rah! Skydivers.
1956 (Elyria, Ohio) Chronicle Telegram 28 July 8/7 Eight American
skydivers, including an Elryia auto mechanic, are expected to give a good
showing Sunday as they challenge Russian superiority in the
recently-developed sport of parachute jumping.
(These are non-bogus Chronicle Telegram cites from Newspaperarchive.)
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