Born: Feb 10, 1950 (age 67) · Modesto, CA
Height: 6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
Spouse: Suzy Weiner (m. 1973)
Children: Justin Spitz (Son) · Matthew Spitz (Son)
Movies and TV shows: Freedom’s Fury · Emergency! · Challenge of a Lifetime
Education: Santa Clara High SchoolHighlights
- 1965: At age 15 in Tel Aviv, Spitz won four gold medals and was named the most outstanding athlete.
- 1972: During the Munich Massacre by Palestinian terrorists in the 1972 Olympics, Israeli racewalker Shaul Ladany awakened and alerted American track coach Bill Bowerman, who called for the U.S. Marines to come and protect American Jewish Olympians swimmer Spitz and javelin thrower Bill Schmidt.
- 1973: Mark Spitz married Suzy Weiner on May 06, 1973.
- 1985: In 1985, Spitz lit a torch to open the Maccabiah Games.
- 2005: In 2005, he was a member of the U.S. delegation at the 17th Maccabiah Games.
- 2007: He won five gold medals at the 1967 Pan American Games, setting a record that lasted until 2007 when Brazilian swimmer, Thiago Pereira, won six golds at the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.