7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About John Wayne


1. Today is officially John Wayne Day in Texas.

Sept. 11 Up In The Air

2. There’s an international airport named after John Wayne.

John Wayne Airport

3. He always thought he was a liberal and was surprised to find he was really a “right wing conservative extremist.”

4. Stalin wanted to kill him.

The communist dictator feared The Duke's anti-communist beliefs / AP

5. He’s on a stamp.

The stamp, issued in 2004, is part of the Legends of Hollywood collection / AP

6. There’s a John Wayne Museum.

The museum, at John Wayne's birthplace in Winterset, Iowa, opened on  Saturday / AP

7. He was a big Reagan supporter.

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