SINGER

Bing Crosby

1903 - 1977

Photo of Bing Crosby

Icon of person Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer, actor, television producer, television and radio personality, and businessman. The first multimedia star, he was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bing Crosby has received more than 16,848,405 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 112 in 2019). Bing Crosby is the 133rd most popular singer (down from 105th in 2019), the 855th most popular biography from United States (down from 681st in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Singer.

Bing Crosby is most famous for being an iconic singer, actor, and entertainer. He was born in Tacoma, Washington on May 3, 1903. Crosby was a member of the popular crooning group, The Rhythm Boys, with his friend Al Rinker. He also starred in films with Bob Hope, including "Road to Morocco" and "Road to Zanzibar."

Memorability Metrics

  • 17M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 113

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 9.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Bing Crosbies by language

Over the past year Bing Crosby has had the most page views in the with 2,326,002 views, followed by German (87,066), and Spanish (69,907). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Macedonian (1,159.68%), Scottish Gaelic (307.55%), and Simple English (239.80%)

Among SINGERS

Among singers, Bing Crosby ranks 133 out of 4,381Before him are Bruce Dickinson, Marvin Gaye, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nancy Sinatra, Thomas Anders, and Grace Jones. After him are Annie Lennox, Bryan Adams, Falco, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Manu Chao, and Georges Moustaki.

Most Popular Singers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings

Contemporaries

Among people born in 1903, Bing Crosby ranks 44Before him are Bruno Bettelheim, Julius Fučík, Lars Onsager, Georg Elser, Alec Douglas-Home, and Empress Kōjun. After him are John Eccles, Andrei Grechko, Rudolf Abel, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, and John Vincent Atanasoff. Among people deceased in 1977, Bing Crosby ranks 25Before him are Joan Crawford, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Clarice Lispector, Andreas Baader, Archibald Hill, and Howard Hawks. After him are Alexander Luria, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Edgar Adrian, Peter Finch, Gudrun Ensslin, and Groucho Marx.

Others Born in 1903

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1977

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Bing Crosby ranks 855 out of 20,380Before him are Dorothea Lange (1895), Leon Cooper (1930), Clifford Shull (1915), Morgan Fairchild (1950), Ronnie Coleman (1964), and Benjamin Guggenheim (1865). After him are Powers Boothe (1948), Harriet Tubman (1820), Benedict Arnold (1741), Robert Ludlum (1927), Aaron T. Beck (1921), and Anne Sullivan (1866).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Bing Crosby ranks 48Before him are Ariana Grande (1993), Dolly Parton (1946), Laura Branigan (1952), Kenny Rogers (1938), Marvin Gaye (1939), and Nancy Sinatra (1940). After him are John Lee Hooker (1917), Billy Joel (1949), Tori Amos (1963), Tony Bennett (1926), Meat Loaf (1947), and Cass Elliot (1941).