- (June 26, 1959) World Champion in heavy weight boxing
- (1959) Made his debut in Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers" on the CBS Television Network's premiere of "Electra Playhouse" November 19, 1959. Johansson played Ole Andreson, Dean Stockwell played Nick Adams and the play was adapted for television by A.E. Hotchner and directed by Tom Donovan and Gordon Duff producer. This was the first of four such "special" Hemmingway productions which originated in New York.