Biography Project for Mrs. Hemry's 8th grade Language Arts class
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.
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.
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.
Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken. London: Fourth Estate, 2011. Print.