Bill Smith

1924 - 2013

Bill Smith

William Melvin Smith Jr. (May 16, 1924 – February 8, 2013) was an American former competition swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, and a former world record-holder in four events. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Smith has received more than 8,940 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular swimmer.

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  • 1.78

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Among swimmers, Bill Smith ranks 29 out of 308Before him are Albina Osipowich, Frederick Lane, Ian Thorpe, Ethelda Bleibtrey, Clarke Scholes, and Đurđica Bjedov. After him are Nel van Vliet, Greta Andersen, Ragnhild Hveger, Murray Rose, Galina Prozumenshchikova, and Helene Madison.

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Among people born in 1924, Bill Smith ranks 245Before him are Anthony Caro, Audouin Dollfus, Joan Aiken, Kenny Dorham, Sonny Stitt, and Roy Bentley. After him are Budge Patty, Rod Serling, Roberto Mieres, John Love, Guillermo Rodríguez, and Lia van Leer. Among people deceased in 2013, Bill Smith ranks 259Before him are Bill Sharman, Dave Charlton, Atje Keulen-Deelstra, C. Gordon Fullerton, Anthony Caro, and Ersilio Tonini. After him are John Thomas, Giuseppe Casari, Gerda Lerner, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Alla Kushnir, and Maria Tallchief.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Smith ranks 5,314 out of 12,171Before him are Shirley Fry (1927), Ted Meredith (1891), James Dashner (1972), Margaret Colin (1958), Chester Himes (1909), and Kate Bosworth (1983). After him are James Hansen (1941), John Abercrombie (1944), Lesley Ann Warren (1946), James Jamerson (1936), Madam C. J. Walker (1867), and Orrin Hatch (1934).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Bill Smith ranks 10Before him are Gertrude Ederle (1905), Don Schollander (1946), Ann Curtis (1926), Albina Osipowich (1911), Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902), and Clarke Scholes (1930). After him are Helene Madison (1913), Matt Biondi (1965), George Kojac (1910), Charles Daniels (1885), Ford Konno (1933), and Wally Ris (1924).