Thor Heyerdahl was a Norwegian adventurer, ethnographer and explorer who gained international fame in 1947 for his Kon-Tiki expedition, which saw him and his crew sail 8,000 km in a hand-built raft across the Pacific Ocean in South America all the way to the Tuamotu islands. In 1948, he published the bestselling book The Kon-Tiki Expedition about his world-famous expedition. The aim of his legendary voyage was to show that ancient people were capable of making extremely long sea voyages.
He was born to Alison Lyng and Thor Heyerdahl. He was married three times. His first marriage was to Liv Coucheron-Torp, with whom he had two sons. After the marriage ended in divorce, he married his second wife Yvonne Dedekam-Simonsen, with whom had three children. The marriage also ended in divorce. His third marriage was to actress and former beauty queen Jacqueline Beer.
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Google celebrated him by creating an interactive doodle.
A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other.Thor Heyerdahl
Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II.Thor Heyerdahl
Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication - particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials.Thor Heyerdahl
For every minute, the future is becoming the past.Thor Heyerdahl
I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist.Thor Heyerdahl
I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.Thor Heyerdahl
In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.Thor Heyerdahl
It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.Thor Heyerdahl
One learns more from listening than speaking.And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.Thor Heyerdahl
Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war.Thor Heyerdahl
was a famous Norwegian explorer,
who was born on
October 6, 1914. As a person born on this date, Thor Heyerdahl is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 6) and the 9th most popular for the year (1914).
People born on October 6
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Thor Heyerdahl is the 574th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Thor Heyerdahl's birthday, Thor Heyerdahl is the 7th most famous Norwegian.
In general, Thor Heyerdahl ranks as the 6543rd
most popular famous person, and the 10th most popular explorer of all time.
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