Rafer  Lewis Johnson, U.S.Decathlon champion,set a world record in the decathlon by scoring  8,302 points on this date in 1958 (July 28). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rafer  Lewis Johnson was born Aug. 18, 1935, Hillsboro, Texas, U.S.) U.S. decathlete. While a student at UCLA, he won the decathlon gold medal at the 1955 Pan-American Games. At the 1960 […]