“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Date of Birth:
January 9, 1900
Date of Death:
March 24, 1939
Richard Halliburton was an American traveler, adventurer and author. Best known today for having swum the length of the Panama Canal and paying the lowest toll in its history--thirty-six cents -- Halliburton was headline news for most of his brief career. His final and fatal adventure, an attempt to sail a Chinese junk, the Sea Dragon, across the Pacific Ocean from Hong Kong to the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, carried his name into legend.