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Johnny Weissmuller

1904 - 1984

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Janos (Johann) Peter Weissmuller (June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an American competitive swimmer, Olympian, and actor. He was known for playing Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan in Tarzan the Ape Man, five sequels produced by MGM, and six additional films by RKO. Weissmuller was also known for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. Weissmuller set numerous world records alongside winning five gold medals in the Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Weissmuller has received more than 2,621,477 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Johnny Weissmuller is the most popular swimmer, the 13th most popular biography from Romania (up from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Romanian Swimmer.

Johnny Weissmuller was an Olympic swimmer who won five gold medals and one silver medal. He is most famous for being the first man to break the one minute barrier in the 100 meter freestyle, and for being the first person to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100 meter freestyle.

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Among SWIMMERS

Among swimmers, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 1 out of 392After him are Mark Spitz, Duke Kahanamoku, Michael Phelps, Alfréd Hajós, Gertrude Ederle, Arne Borg, Henry Taylor, Don Schollander, Ann Curtis, Roland Matthes, and Rie Mastenbroek.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1904, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 10Before him are Reinhard Heydrich, Dr. Seuss, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, B. F. Skinner, Umberto II of Italy, and Cary Grant. After him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Jean Gabin, Graham Greene, George Gamow, Pavel Cherenkov, and Alexei Kosygin. Among people deceased in 1984, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 8Before him are Richard Burton, Yuri Andropov, Indira Gandhi, Ray Kroc, François Truffaut, and Paul Dirac. After him are Ed Gein, Truman Capote, Martin Niemöller, Mikhail Sholokhov, Marvin Gaye, and Tigran Petrosian.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 13 out of 572Before him are Stephen Báthory (1533), Tristan Tzara (1896), John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), and Mircea Eliade (1907). After him are Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Béla Kun (1886), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), and Carol II of Romania (1893).

Among SWIMMERS In Romania

Among swimmers born in Romania, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 1After him are Camelia Potec (1982).