Duke Kahanamoku

Duke Kahanamoku


Duke Kahanamoku was one of the great Olympic heroes of all time. Born in Hawaii, Duke grew up swimming and entered the 1912 Stockholm Olympics for the United States (Hawaii was not yet a state, but a U.S. possession)and became an international star by winning the Men's 100-Meter Freestyle, something he repeated eight years later at the 1920 Antwerp games (there was no 1916 Olympics as there was World War I) and he won the silver medal to Johnny Weissmuller (Duke's brother Sam won the bronze) at the 1924 Paris Olympics. All told, Duke won three gold and two silver medals in four Olympic games. He later had a Hollywood career in which he usually played a native chief or a Hawaiian king.
  • When was
    Duke Kahanamoku born?

    Duke Kahanamoku was born on Sunday, August 24, 1890

  • Where was
    Duke Kahanamoku born?

    Duke Kahanamoku was born in Honolulu, Kgdom of Hawaii [now Hawaii, USA]

  • How old was
    Duke Kahanamoku when they died?

    Duke Kahanamoku was 78

  • When did Duke Kahanamoku die?

    Duke Kahanamoku died on
    Monday, January 22, 1968

  • How tall is Duke Kahanamoku?

    Duke Kahanamoku is 6'0"(1.85m)

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  • Don't talk - keep it in your heart.
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