Alan Shepard

1923 - 1998

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Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961, he became the second person and the first American to travel into space, and in 1971, he walked on the Moon. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Shepard saw action with the surface navy during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Shepard has received more than 5,675,572 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Alan Shepard is the 10th most popular astronaut, the 478th most popular biography from United States (up from 570th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Astronaut.

Alan Shepard is most famous for being the first American in space.

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Among astronauts, Alan Shepard ranks 10 out of 524Before him are Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, and Alexei Leonov. After him are John Glenn, Gherman Titov, Dennis Tito, David Scott, Jim Lovell, and Svetlana Savitskaya.

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Among people born in 1923, Alan Shepard ranks 20Before him are Italo Calvino, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Carroll Shelby, György Ligeti, Richard Attenborough, and Franco Zeffirelli. After him are Mas Oyama, Nadine Gordimer, Roy Lichtenstein, Yma Sumac, Jack Kilby, and Val Logsdon Fitch. Among people deceased in 1998, Alan Shepard ranks 12Before him are Todor Zhivkov, Ernst Jünger, Carlos Castaneda, Jean-François Lyotard, Yang Shangkun, and Octavio Paz. After him are Niklas Luhmann, Vladimir Prelog, Raymond Cattell, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Theodore Schultz, and Frederick Reines.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Shepard ranks 478 out of 18,182Before him are Danny Trejo (1944), Goldie Hawn (1945), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Bryan Cranston (1956), Eddie Murphy (1961), and Ernest Borgnine (1917). After him are William S. Burroughs (1914), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Ellen G. White (1827), Edward Drinker Cope (1840), Richard Chamberlain (1934), and Chuck Jones (1912).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Alan Shepard ranks 5Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Gene Cernan (1934), and Pete Conrad (1930). After him are John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), and James Irwin (1930).