Billy Mills

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William Mervin Mills (born June 30, 1938), also known as Tamakoce Te'Hila, is an Oglala Lakota former track and field athlete who won a gold medal in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest Olympic upsets because he was a virtual unknown going into the event. He was the first non-European to win the Olympic event and remains the only winner from the Americas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billy Mills has received more than 432,125 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Billy Mills is the 750th most popular athlete (down from 597th in 2019), the 8,290th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,105th in 2019) and the 154th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Billy Mills ranks 750 out of 3,055Before him are Grigory Mkrtychan, Finn Pedersen, Paul Tergat, Ingrid Auerswald, Angéla Németh, and Marie-José Pérec. After him are Medea Jugeli, Glenn Hardin, Juan Rodríguez, Barbara Jones, Yevhen Arzhanov, and Rinnat Safin.

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Among people born in 1938, Billy Mills ranks 403Before him are Paul Bartel, Hampton Fancher, Mark Rakita, Barbara Wagner, Gianluigi Saccaro, and Satch Sanders. After him are Porter Goss, Giorgio Puia, Gimax, Ernie Pieterse, David Owen, and Armando Tobar.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Mills ranks 8,290 out of 15,968Before him are Harvey Fierstein (1954), ZaSu Pitts (1894), Nana Visitor (1957), Desmond Harrington (1976), April Bowlby (1980), and Elmer Rice (1892). After him are Loren Acton (1936), Jerry Hardin (1929), Dana Carvey (1955), John Esposito (1940), Lew Rockwell (1944), and Glenn Hardin (1910).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Billy Mills ranks 154Before him are Paul Drayton (1939), Frederick Schule (1879), Louis Abell (1884), George Finnegan (1881), Fred Alderman (1905), and Ed Hamm (1906). After him are Glenn Hardin (1910), Barbara Jones (1937), Morgan Taylor (1903), Phil Heath (1979), Sabin Carr (1904), and Calvin Smith (1961).