In 1968, hurdler David Hemery was named Sports Personality of the Year.
Hemery won the 400m hurdles at that year's Olympic Games in Mexico, setting a world record time of 48.12 seconds.
He was elected as the first president of UK Athletics in 1998.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.