Zamperinis Joined by Torrance Tartars for Centennial Celebration

To welcome the Centennial Anniversary of our beloved Louis, who would have been 100 years old on January 26, 2017, we celebrated in true Zamp fashion by joining the student body of Louis hometown alma mater,  Torrance High School—also in its 100th year—in a big-time birthday extravaganza.

The Zamperini family was greeted by 350 Torrance Tartars, including the school’s track and field team, the student council, and others, along with the Torrance Kiwanis, Torrance Historical Society and several other local organizations standing in formation to spell out “LZ 100” for an aerial photograph.

The Torrance High Marching Band played a birthday tribute to Louis, and local church bells were rung ten times—once for each decade of Louis’ life.

Torrance High School students celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Torrance Tornado.