Barney Ewell

1918 - 1996

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Henry Norwood "Barney" Ewell (February 25, 1918 – April 4, 1996) was an American athlete, and winner of one gold and two silver medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics. Born into poverty in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ewell was one of the world's leading sprinters of the 1940s. Ewell attended John Piersol McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barney Ewell has received more than 54,760 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Barney Ewell is the 1,336th most popular athlete (down from 1,102nd in 2019), the 9,190th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,069th in 2019) and the 241st most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Barney Ewell ranks 1,336 out of 6,025Before him are Vilhelm Carlberg, Randy Barnes, Arthur Wint, Shuhei Nishida, Ferdinand Bie, and Vincent Matthews. After him are Sulo Nurmela, Richard Lawrence, Ingemar Hedberg, Commodore Cochran, Ion Drîmbă, and Ferenc Németh.

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Among people born in 1918, Barney Ewell ranks 272Before him are Gersh Budker, Mahmoud Namjoo, Göte Hagström, Tony Rolt, Cachao, and Dick Haymes. After him are Rafael Iriondo, Maurice Huet, Alan Jay Lerner, André Bjerke, Fay McKenzie, and Gastone Darè. Among people deceased in 1996, Barney Ewell ranks 304Before him are Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Niní Marshall, Tokiharu Abe, Sarah Palfrey Cooke, Mark Lenard, and Robert Pearce. After him are Dave Schultz, Célestin Delmer, Müfide İlhan, Robert F. Overmyer, Bohuslav Karlík, and François Picard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barney Ewell ranks 9,190 out of 20,380Before him are Brian Donlevy (1901), Kathy Hilton (1959), Willis Augustus Lee (1888), Marion Leonard (1881), Vincent Matthews (1947), and Jim Risch (1943). After him are Lisa Franchetti (1964), Mary Arthur McElroy (1841), Bootsy Collins (1951), Wally Ris (1924), Roxann Dawson (1958), and Derrick Green (1971).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Barney Ewell ranks 241Before him are Mildred Wiley (1901), Caroline Smith (1906), Edward Moore (1897), Albert White (1895), Randy Barnes (1966), and Vincent Matthews (1947). After him are Richard Lawrence (1906), Commodore Cochran (1902), Steve Prefontaine (1951), Gwen Torrence (1965), Clyde King (1898), and Daniel Kelly (1883).