The iconic character Robert “Rocky” Balboa was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 6th, 1945. He was the only child in a Roman Catholic Italian-American family.
The southpaw fighter created by Sylvester Stallone, continues being popular among millions who feel attracted to the history of determination, willpower and battling against the odds to triumph.
The reach “Rocky” gained is international and the film serves as a rich part of the American culture. It has become as representative of Philadelphia as Benjamin´s Franklin Bell of Freedom.
Rocky immortalized the steps at the Museum Art of Philadelphia, which now are a huge if not sedate touristic attraction. What else could they be known by apart from….the “Rocky steps!”
‘Rocky’ in all histories of the saga is presented as an underdog who bravely manages to triumph despite all barriers and obstacles. He has become a source of inspiration for thousand fighters in all the world. Rocky`s motto is: “NEVER GIVE UP!”
Happy Birthday Rocky!