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Knute Rockne

Knute Kenneth Rockne ( kə-NOOT; March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was a Norwegian-American football player and coach at the University of Notre Dame.

Rockne is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history. His biography at the College Football Hall of Fame identifies him as "without question, American football's most-renowned coach". Rockne helped to popularize the forward pass and made the Notre Dame Fighting Irish a major factor in college football.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 4th, 1888 (Voss), Died March 31st, 1931 (Bazaar)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-70713 10-in. 9/11/1931 Knute Rockne talks to his team Knute Rockne Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer speaker  
Brunswick XC7596 12-in. 3/31/1931 Studebaker Champions : Sales talk no. 1 Knute Rockne Radio transcription disc : Sales talk speaker  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rockne, Knute," accessed July 27, 2021,

Rockne, Knute. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from

"Rockne, Knute." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 July 2021.

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