Billy Mills

1938 - Today

Billy Mills

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 360,195 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 594th most popular athlete.

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  • 360k

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  • 41.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Billy Mills ranks 597 out of 2,090Before him are Bobbie Rosenfeld, Galina Gorokhova, Calvin Smith, Lyudmila Kondratyeva, Bill Nieder, and Ilona Gusenbauer. After him are Catherine Hardy Lavender, Edith McGuire, Arthur Wint, Paul Tergat, Alessandro Andrei, and Dave Wottle.

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Among people born in 1938, Billy Mills ranks 337Before him are John Prescott, Charles Simic, Sherman Hemsley, Shivkumar Sharma, Lester Bird, and Galina Gorokhova. After him are Dolores Hart, Herb Elliott, Shuji Tsurumi, David Owen, Neil Abercrombie, and Porter Goss.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billy Mills ranks 7,111 out of 12,171Before him are Jenna Elfman (1971), Travis Barker (1975), Carl Foreman (1914), Richard Gant (1944), Jack Johnson (1975), and Patton Oswalt (1969). After him are George Tenet (1953), Bess Meredyth (1890), Martin Klebba (1969), Edith McGuire (1944), Spud Webb (1963), and Wendell Corey (1914).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Billy Mills ranks 127Before him are Tommy Kono (1930), Larry James (1947), Dallas Long (1940), Frederick Schule (1879), Calvin Smith (1961), and Bill Nieder (null). After him are Edith McGuire (1944), Dave Wottle (1950), Jackson Scholz (1897), Phil Heath (1979), Arthur L. Newton (1883), and John Woodruff (1915).