Rafer Johnson

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Was born at 18 August 1935 (now is 83 years old) in Hillsboro, Texas, USA
There is some small facts about Rafer Johnson:
  • As part of 'Robert F. Kennedy' 's entourage, he was present at Kennedy's assassination in 1968.
  • Was the final torch bearer and lit the Olympic cauldron at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics; was the first torch runner for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics at the Los Angeles Colosseum.
  • He and football player 'Roosevelt Grier' (aka "Rosie Grier") helped capture and physically detained 'Robert F. Kennedy' 's assassin 'Sirhan Sirhan' .
  • Inducted into the Sport in Society Hall of Fame, 1999.
  • Rafer Johnson was olympic champion 1960 in Rome in decathlon.
  • Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983 (charter member).
  • Inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 1994 (inaugural induction).
  • Inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1974 (inaugural induction).
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There is the list of movies, where Rafer Johnson was taked part:
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1 A Global Affair movie A Global Affair 1964 as Nigerian Representative
2 The Red, White, and Black movie The Red, White, and Black 1970 as Pvt. Armstrong
3 100 Years of Olympic Glory movie 100 Years of Olympic Glory 1996 as Himself
4 1968 with Tom Brokaw movie 1968 with Tom Brokaw 2007 as Himself
5 Bob Mathias: Hometown Hero movie Bob Mathias: Hometown Hero 2008 as Himself
6 Centennial Olympic Games: Torch Relay Opening Ceremonies movie Centennial Olympic Games: Torch Relay Opening Ceremonies 1996 as Himself
7 Fists of Freedom: The Story of the 68 Summer Games movie Fists of Freedom: The Story of the 68 Summer Games 1999 as Himself
8 Free to Be... You & Me movie Free to Be... You & Me 1974 as Himself
9 Licence to Kill movie Licence to Kill 1989 as Mullens
10 Meet John Wooden movie Meet John Wooden 2011 as Himself
11 None But the Brave movie None But the Brave 1965 as Pvt. Johnson
12 Pirates of Tortuga movie Pirates of Tortuga 1961 as John Gammel
13 Police Story movie Police Story 1967 as Lt. Roy Haggerty
14 Sergeant Rutledge movie Sergeant Rutledge 1960 as Cpl. Krump
15 Star Spangled Salesman movie Star Spangled Salesman 1968 as Telephone Repairman
16 Tarzan and the Great River movie Tarzan and the Great River 1967 as Barcuna
17 Tarzan and the Jungle Boy movie Tarzan and the Jungle Boy 1968 as Nagambi
18 The Annual National Sports Awards movie The Annual National Sports Awards 1961 as Himself - Winner
19 The Fiercest Heart movie The Fiercest Heart 1961 as Nzobe
20 The Games movie The Games 1970 as Commentator
21 The Kid from Nowhere movie The Kid from Nowhere 1982 as Himself
22 The Last Grenade movie The Last Grenade 1970 as Joe Jackson
23 The Loneliest Runner movie The Loneliest Runner 1976 as Himself
24 The National Sports Awards movie The National Sports Awards 1961 as Himself - Winner
25 The Sins of Rachel Cade movie The Sins of Rachel Cade 1961 as Kosongo
26 The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team movie The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team 1984 as Himself - Performer
27 Think Big movie Think Big 1989 as Johnson
28 UCLA & Los Angeles: A Legacy of Leadership movie UCLA & Los Angeles: A Legacy of Leadership 1998 as Himself
29 Wild in the Country movie Wild in the Country 1961 as Davis
30 Biography movie Biography 1987 as Himself
31 Channing movie Channing 1963 as Don
32 Daniel Boone movie Daniel Boone 1964 as Rawls
33 Dragnet 1967 movie Dragnet 1967 1967 as Lt. Ed Henry
34 Greatest Sports Legends movie Greatest Sports Legends 1972 as Himself
35 Lassie movie Lassie 1954 as Pete
36 Mission: Impossible movie Mission: Impossible 1966 as Jack Tully
37 Quincy M.E. movie Quincy M.E. 1976 as Ezra Glidden
38 Roots: The Next Generations movie Roots: The Next Generations 1979 as Nelson
39 Tarzan movie Tarzan 1966 as Spandrell
40 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour movie The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962 as Ed Blair
The image of was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 6 August 1984, Vol. 61, Iss. 7
  • "Sports Illustrated" (USA), 5 September 1960, Vol. 13, Iss. 10
  • "Time" (USA), 29 August 1960
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