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High wire artist Philippe Petit with World Shortest Man Michu
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High wire artist Philippe Petit with Michu (Smallest man in the World) 1975 RBBC
Philippe Petit (French pronunciation: [filip pəti]; born 13 August 1949) is a French high-wire artist who gained fame for his high-wire walk between the towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, 1971, Sydney harbour bridge as well as his high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, on the morning of 7 August 1974. Read more
“Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros, who has died aged 76, was a circus performer better known as “Michu, the smallest man in the world”.
Standing at just 33 inches tall, Michu first appeared with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1973 and was billed as “seven inches shorter than P T Barnum’s Tom Thumb”.”
Excerpt from the Mihaly ‘Michu’ Meszaros’ Obituary in The Telegraph.