Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Today in Comics History, January 4: Happy birthday, Johnny Lujack!

No, no, not Johnny Paycheck, but Johnny Lujack, born today in 1925! NFL quarterback for the Chicago Bears (1948-1951), Heisman Trophy winner, AP Athlete of the year 1947, three-time national champion and two-time unanimous All-American (1946, 1947)!

Oh yeah! Wheaties Cereal comic book ad spokesathlete, too!

advertisement from DC Comics cover-dated January 1952

Johnny is still living in 2022 at the age of 97, so hop on over to his house and wish him a happy birthday! I betcha he can still outrun and outpass me.

1 comment:

Blam said...

I'm partial to Little Chocolate Donuts™️ myself.