Janos, James George
1951 - Born on July 15th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A wrestler turned Governor of Minnesota.
1969-1973 - He entered the US Navy as an Underwater Demolition Team during the Vietnam War.
- A graduate of Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis.
1976 - Married his wife, Terry Larson on July 25th. They had two children.
1979 - He joined American Wrestling Association (AWA).
1980-1981 - Held the AWA tag-team championship title and joined World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
1984 - Before a scheduled Madison Square Garden main event with Hulk Hogan, Jesse was rushed to the hospital in San Diego with a pulmonary embolism. Treatment of the blood clot required blood thinners, any bleeding in the ring would have been dangerous. He claimed it was due to being exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam.
1987-1997 - He appeared in the films, "Batman & Robin", "Major League II", "Demolition Man", "Ricochet", "Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe", "Repossessed", "No Holds Barred", "The Running Man" and "Predator".
- On November, professional wrestler turned actor Jesse Ventura was elected to a four-year term as mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of around 56,000.
- Last WWF appearance as a color commentator was Wrestlemania VI.
- He was elected as mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
- Hosted the morning talk show on radio station KSTP.
1998 - Ventura was a member of the Reform Party, was elected Governor of Minnesota.
1999-2003 - He served as the Governor of Minnesota.
- He starred in the film "Joe Somebody".
- He resigned from the National Reform Party.
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