Bob Falkenburg

1926 - 2022

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Robert Falkenburg (January 29, 1926 – January 6, 2022) was an American amateur tennis player and entrepreneur. He is best known for winning the Men's Singles at the 1948 Wimbledon Championships and introducing soft ice cream and American fast food to Brazil in 1952. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Falkenburg has received more than 114,437 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Bob Falkenburg is the 190th most popular tennis player (down from 122nd in 2019), the 6,527th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,801st in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Bob Falkenburg ranks 190 out of 1,569Before him are Mervyn Rose, Marcelo Ríos, Slobodan Živojinović, Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, David Nalbandian, and Simonne Mathieu. After him are Luis Ayala, Henry Slocum, Juan Martín del Potro, Blanche Bingley, Tomáš Šmíd, and Nancye Wynne Bolton.

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Among people born in 1926, Bob Falkenburg ranks 333Before him are Annie Palmen, Bill Sharman, Dharamvir Bharati, Walter Sedlmayr, Lou Donaldson, and Myung Rye-hyun. After him are George Robledo, Betsy Jolas, Ali Javan, Jan Zwartkruis, Keith Michell, and Leonie Rysanek. Among people deceased in 2022, Bob Falkenburg ranks 345Before him are David Cox, Joaquim Carvalho, Carmela Corren, Ela Bhatt, Víctor Benítez, and Jô Soares. After him are Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Anatoly Alyabyev, Zhang Jie, Nicholas Evans, Lodewijk van den Berg, and Orlando de la Torre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Falkenburg ranks 6,527 out of 20,380Before him are Irene Guest (1900), Fred Williamson (1938), May McAvoy (1899), Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Susan Brownmiller (1935), and Millie Perkins (1938). After him are Lana Clarkson (1962), Joseph Leidy (1823), Norbert Schemansky (1924), Mark Henry (1971), Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1942), and John D. MacDonald (1916).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United States

Among tennis players born in United States, Bob Falkenburg ranks 39Before him are Jennifer Capriati (1976), Mary Browne (1891), Bill Johnston (1894), Ted Schroeder (1921), Joe Hunt (1919), and Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1886). After him are Henry Slocum (1862), Maurice McLoughlin (1890), Wilmer Allison (1904), John Van Ryn (1905), Darlene Hard (1936), and Peter Fleming (1955).