June 2 Birthday: Johnny Weissmuller

by Anne on June 2, 2012

Johnny Weissmuller, athlete

June 2, 1904-January 20, 1984

Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1997)

An Olympian in swimming, Weissmuller also made his mark as Tarzan in the movies. His motto—”Le’s go.”

See at photo of Weissmuller aboard the S.S. President Roosevelt, July 1928 (coming or going) to the Olympic Games.