Alan Bean

1932 - 2018

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Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018) was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, NASA astronaut and painter. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3, and was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. Before becoming an astronaut, Bean graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 1955 and re-joined the U.S. Navy—he served as an enlisted member for a year after his high school graduation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Bean has received more than 1,213,812 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Alan Bean is the 23rd most popular astronaut (up from 33rd in 2019), the 1,407th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,990th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Astronaut.

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Page views of Alan Beans by language

Over the past year Alan Bean has had the most page views in the with 101,206 views, followed by German (10,355), and Simple English (8,549). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (115.27%), Simple English (86.50%), and Armenian (86.29%)


Among astronauts, Alan Bean ranks 23 out of 556Before him are David Scott, Harrison Schmitt, James Irwin, Frank Borman, Sigmund Jähn, and Jim Lovell. After him are Gus Grissom, Pavel Popovich, Ed White, Aleksandr Viktorenko, Roger B. Chaffee, and Edgar Mitchell.

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Among people born in 1932, Alan Bean ranks 83Before him are Marisa Pavan, Fernando Arrabal, Gyula Horn, John Updike, Lalo Schifrin, and Emmanuelle Arsan. After him are Petula Clark, Peter Eisenman, Alfredo Ferrari, Corry Brokken, Oscar de la Renta, and Naina Yeltsina. Among people deceased in 2018, Alan Bean ranks 63Before him are Gérard Genette, Dorothy Malone, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Joël Robuchon, Scott Wilson, and Aaron Klug. After him are Claude Lanzmann, Sondra Locke, Dolores O'Riordan, Thomas A. Steitz, Anthony Bourdain, and Steve Ditko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Bean ranks 1,407 out of 20,380Before him are Jack Dempsey (1895), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Sarah Knauss (1880), Peter Weller (1947), Martha Nussbaum (1947), and G. Stanley Hall (1846). After him are Dan Simmons (1948), Adrien Brody (1973), Charles G. Dawes (1865), Ida Tarbell (1857), David Schwimmer (1966), and Michael Stuart Brown (1941).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Alan Bean ranks 13Before him are Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), James Irwin (1930), Frank Borman (1928), and Jim Lovell (1928). After him are Gus Grissom (1926), Ed White (1930), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Michael P. Anderson (1959), and Ken Mattingly (1936).