Why Famous: Won five Olympic gold medals across two Olympic games, 1924 and 1928.
Played Tarzan,in 12 feature films for which is he justly famous for Tarzan's legendary yell.
- 1922-07-19 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller first to break 1 minute barrier for 100m freestyle; swims 58.6s at Alameda, CA
- 1924-02-17 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller sets 100m world freestyle record 57.4s at Miami, Florida
- 1927-04-05 Johnny Weissmuller set records in 100 & 200 m free style
- 1927-06-05 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record
- 1928-12-26 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming