Louis Zamperini

Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
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Louis  Zamperini was born on January 26, 1917 in Olean, New York.

Significant Events in History that Affected Louis's Life

Great Depression, 1936 Olympics, World War Two.

Louis's Childhood

When Louis was two years old he caught pneumonia. When Louis was 15 he began running for Torrance High.

People Who Influenced Louis's Life

His Brother Pete, His mother Louise, His Father Anthony, His two sisters Virginia and Sylvia, and his POW captor Bird.

Unique facts...

Still alive at 97 years old,


Survived 47 years on a small raft on the Pacific Ocean, ran in the 1936 Olympics, ran a four minute mile.

The theme of Louis life was...

Never give up even when there is no escape

he has taught me...

Louis Zamperini taught me that try your hardest and you can do anything.

Works Cited

Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken. London: Fourth Estate, 2011. Print.

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