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Duke Kahanamoku

Chronology

1890 Born August 24 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Duke Halapu and Julia Paakonia Lonokahikini Paoa Kahanamoku
1912 Wins gold medal in 100-meter freestyle swimming event at Stockholm Olympic Games
1914 Popularizes surfing in Australia during an exhibition tour
1920 Wins gold medal in 100-meter freestyle swimming event in Antwerp Olympic Games
1924 Wins silver medal in 100-meter freestyle swimming event in Paris Olympic Games
1925 Saves several swimmers from drowning off the coast of Corona del Mar, California
1936 Elected sheriff of Honolulu
1940 Marries Nadine Alexander
1948 Appears in John Wayne movie Wake of the Red Witch
1952 Suffers heart attack
1962 Suffers from cerebral blood clot
1968 Dies in Honolulu on January 22
1990 Statue is dedicated to Kahanamoku on Waikiki Beach

Additional topics

Famous Sports StarsExtreme SportsDuke Kahanamoku Biography - A Hawaiian Childhood, Olympic Star, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments, The Father Of Surfing