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Mark Spitz is a legendary swimmer and arguably the greatest Jewish athlete on Earth. This record-breaking Olympian has scads of medals and honors to his name, though he comes from much humbler beginnings. Born in Modesto, California on February 10, 1950, Spitz hails from a Jewish family, with grandparents who fled Hungary in World War II. We’ve compiled here five more of our favorite facts about the iconic Mark Spitz.