Burt Munro

1899 - 1978

Burt Munro

Herbert James "Burt" Munro (Bert in his youth; 25 March 1899 – 6 January 1978) was a New Zealand motorcycle racer, famous for setting an under-1,000 cc world record, at Bonneville, 26 August 1967. This record still stands; Munro was 68 and was riding a 47-year-old machine when he set his last record.Working from his home in Invercargill, he spent 20 years to highly modify the 1920 Indian motorcycle that he had bought that same year. Munro set his first New Zealand speed record in 1938 and later set seven more. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burt Munro has received more than 969,738 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5,217th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Burt Munro ranks 5,184 out of 14,801Before him are Nicolas Catinat, Chadae of Goguryeo, Lakhdar Brahimi, Qakare Ibi, Rumen Radev, and Sindae of Goguryeo. After him are Jair, Yaroslav II of Vladimir, Tarpeia, Karl August von Hardenberg, Friedrich Ebert Jr., and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark.

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Among people born in 1899, Burt Munro ranks 65Before him are Brassaï, Hans Jeschonnek, Macfarlane Burnet, Franz Jonas, Georges Bidault, and Andrei Platonov. After him are Fritz Bayerlein, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Ludwig Guttmann, Alma Reville, Nicolas Frantz, and Marcel Achard. Among people deceased in 1978, Burt Munro ranks 50Before him are Ida Noddack, Georgi Markov, Ignazio Silone, Herbert Kappler, Arnold Hauser, and Henry Corbin. After him are Giovanni Gronchi, Jean Améry, Philibert Tsiranana, Shozo Tsugitani, Misao Tamai, and Gaston Julia.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Burt Munro ranks 11 out of 145Before him are Bruce McLaren (1937), Peter Jackson (1961), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), Alan MacDiarmid (1927), and Kiri Te Kanawa (1944). After him are Martin Campbell (1943), Lucy Lawless (1968), Alan Dale (1947), Bruce Spence (1945), Chris Amon (1943), and Nancy Wake (1912).

Among POLITICIANS In New Zealand

Among politicians born in New Zealand, Burt Munro ranks 1After him are Helen Clark (1950), John Key (1961), Patsy Reddy (1954), Jean Batten (1909), Wallace Fard Muhammad (null), David Lange (1942), Jim Bolger (1935), Keith Holyoake (1904), Anand Satyanand (1944), Jerry Mateparae (1954), and Jenny Shipley (1952).

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