Al Oerter

1936 - 2007

Al Oerter

Alfred Oerter Jr. (September 19, 1936 – October 1, 2007) was an American athlete and a four-time Olympic Champion in the discus throw. He was the first athlete to win a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al Oerter has received more than 178,856 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 36th most popular athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.15

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.00

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Al Oerter ranks 39 out of 2,090Before him are Jan Železný, Ben Johnson, Larry Scott, Vasily Alekseyev, Dorando Pietri, and Tommie Smith. After him are Aladár Gerevich, Elvīra Ozoliņa, Rudolf Bauer, Frank Zane, Mike Powell, and Ville Ritola.

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Among people born in 1936, Al Oerter ranks 113Before him are Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Jacques Mesrine, Yuan T. Lee, André Kolingba, Solomon Burke, and Wolf Biermann. After him are Eric Walter Elst, Dan Inosanto, Ghassan Kanafani, Hiroshi Saeki, Larry Cohen, and Claude Brasseur. Among people deceased in 2007, Al Oerter ranks 83Before him are Gianfranco Ferré, Paul Cohen, Ousmane Sembène, Raul Hilberg, Pierre Messmer, and Sri Chinmoy. After him are Nobuo Matsunaga, Julien Gracq, Ian Stevenson, Michael Jackson, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, and Yvonne De Carlo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Al Oerter ranks 2,007 out of 12,171Before him are Aaron Eckhart (1968), Emma Stone (1988), Roscoe Arbuckle (1887), Lionel Barrymore (1878), Buck Henry (1930), and David Morse (1953). After him are Dorothy Malone (1924), Carl Perkins (1932), Michael Rooker (1955), Allan Kaprow (1927), Wes Studi (1947), and Kim Carnes (1945).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Al Oerter ranks 13Before him are Dick Fosbury (1947), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Ronnie Coleman (1964), Alvin Kraenzlein (1876), Larry Scott (1938), and Tommie Smith (1944). After him are Frank Zane (1942), Mike Powell (1963), Robert Garrett (1875), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Archie Hahn (1880), and Irving Baxter (1876).