Johnny Weissmuller

1904 - 1984

Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller (June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American competition swimmer, water polo player and actor. He was known for playing Edgar Rice Burroughs' ape man Tarzan in films of the 1930s and 1940s and for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. Weissmuller was one of the world's fastest swimmers in the 1920s, winning five Olympic gold medals for swimming and one bronze medal for water polo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Weissmuller has received more than 2,159,576 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 1 out of 308After him are Mark Spitz, Michael Phelps, Duke Kahanamoku, Alfréd Hajós, Rie Mastenbroek, Gertrude Ederle, Henry Taylor, Arne Borg, Katalin Szőke, Don Schollander, and Judit Temes.

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Among people born in 1904, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 12Before him are Cary Grant, B. F. Skinner, Jean Gabin, Umberto II of Italy, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia. After him are Graham Greene, Pavel Cherenkov, George Gamow, Glenn Miller, Alexei Kosygin, and Karl Brandt. Among people deceased in 1984, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 7Before him are Michel Foucault, Richard Burton, Yuri Andropov, Indira Gandhi, Paul Dirac, and François Truffaut. After him are Mikhail Sholokhov, Ed Gein, Ray Kroc, Marvin Gaye, Martin Niemöller, and Truman Capote.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 14 out of 421Before him are Stephen Báthory (1533), Tristan Tzara (1896), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Mircea Eliade (1907), and Vlad II Dracul (1395). After him are Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla Kun (1886), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Carol II of Romania (1893), Herta Müller (1953), and Ion Iliescu (1930).

Among SWIMMERS In Romania

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

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