Place of Birth: El Cajon, California, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 29, 1960
*biological father – Samoan
*biological mother – English, Irish, German
Greg Louganis, full name Gregory Efthimios Louganis, is an American Olympic diver, LGBT activist, and author. He won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.
Greg’s biological parents, who were 15-year-old teenagers, placed Greg for adoption at eight months old. His biological father is Samoan. His biological mother has English, Irish, and German ancestry. He was adopted by Frances I. and Peter E. Louganis, and was raised in California. Peter was of Greek descent. Frances had Scots-Irish/Northern Irish ancestry.
Greg is married to paralegal Johnny Chaillot.
Greg’s biological paternal grandparents likely were Fa’asuka Afoa Fouvale Lutu and Talafulu Tago. Fa’asuka and Talafulu were from Fagatogo, Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Greg’s biological maternal grandfather was Francis Lowe “Frank” Harris (who likely was the son of Franklin Raymond Harris and Alice Mary Ellis). Francis was born in Queens, New York. Franklin was born in New York, the son of Harlow Alvin Harris and Mary Jane Pagan, who was Canadian. Alice was born in New York, the daughter of George Ellis and Helen Mathews.
Greg’s biological maternal grandmother was Myrtle Estelle Watson (the daughter of Ralph Oscar Watson and Mabel Gertrude Day). Myrtle was born in Nebraska. Ralph was born in Nebraska, the son of John Watson and Elizabeth March. Mabel was born in Illinois, the daughter of Charles G. Day and Elna C. Perkins.
Information on Greg’s biological father – https://www.magzter.com
Information on Greg’s biological mother – https://people.com
Obituary of Greg’s biological maternal grandfather, Francis Lowe “Frank” Harris – https://www.orlandosentinel.com
Obituary of Greg’s biological maternal grandmother, Myrtle Estelle Watson Bell – https://www.legacy.com