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Bob Richards

1926 - 2023

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Robert Eugene Richards (February 20, 1926 – February 26, 2023) was an American athlete, minister, and politician. He made three U.S. Olympic Teams in two events: the 1948, 1952, and 1956 Summer Olympics as a pole vaulter and as a decathlete in 1956. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bob Richards has received more than 186,466 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Bob Richards is the 1,227th most popular athlete (down from 1,009th in 2019), the 9,810th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,359th in 2019) and the 239th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Bob Richards ranks 1,227 out of 3,059Before him are Anișoara Cușmir-Stanciu, James Rector, Marjorie Clark, Lidiya Alfeyeva, Vincenzo Cuccia, and Kurt Wires. After him are Tiina Lillak, Joseph Stadler, László Rajcsányi, Hayes Jones, Sandra Sánchez, and Bertha Brouwer.

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Among people born in 1926, Bob Richards ranks 426Before him are Jesús Loroño, J. I. Packer, Larissa Volpert, Audrey Williamson, Raymond Gosling, and Clive Donner. After him are André Testut, Bucky Pizzarelli, Narinder Singh Kapany, Desmond Connell, József Kovács, and Bryan Forbes. Among people deceased in 2023, Bob Richards ranks 79Before him are Jaak Lipso, Cindy Williams, Gary Rossington, Ritt Bjerregaard, Vadim Abdrashitov, and Martin Davis. After him are Henrik Nordbrandt, Gordon Pinsent, Barrett Strong, Annie Wersching, Odd Børre, and Dick Savitt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bob Richards ranks 9,810 out of 18,182Before him are Nick de Firmian (1957), Les Baxter (1922), Ted Kaufman (1939), Jack Jones (1938), Soraya (1969), and Alessandro Nivola (1972). After him are Audrey Hollander (1979), John Kunkel Small (1869), Marla Gibbs (1931), Catherine Coleman (1960), Susan Collins (1952), and Madeline Miller (1978).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Bob Richards ranks 239Before him are Dorothy Poynton-Hill (1915), Catherine Hardy Lavender (1930), Pete George (1929), Lesley Ashburner (1883), Leroy Burrell (1967), and James Rector (1884). After him are Joseph Stadler (1880), Isabelle Daniels (1937), Tim Montgomery (1975), Randy Barnes (1966), Lucinda Williams (1937), and George Bonhag (1882).