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Buzz Aldrin

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Buzz Aldrin (; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; January 20, 1930) is an American former astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot. He made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buzz Aldrin has received more than 12,281,565 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 94 in 2019). Buzz Aldrin is the 5th most popular astronaut, the 166th most popular biography from United States (down from 164th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Astronaut.

Buzz Aldrin is most famous for being the second man to walk on the moon.

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  • 97

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  • 7.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among astronauts, Buzz Aldrin ranks 5 out of 524Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Valentina Tereshkova. After him are Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1930, Buzz Aldrin ranks 15Before him are Pierre Bourdieu, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Hafez al-Assad, and Steve McQueen. After him are Mobutu Sese Seko, Baudouin of Belgium, Gene Hackman, Salvatore Riina, Silvana Mangano, and Anton LaVey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buzz Aldrin ranks 166 out of 18,182Before him are John Steinbeck (1902), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Gregory Peck (1916), George Gershwin (1898), and Ava Gardner (1922). After him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), John Williams (1932), Robert K. Merton (1910), Emily Dickinson (1830), Louis Sullivan (1856), and Denzel Washington (1954).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Buzz Aldrin ranks 2Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930). After him are Gene Cernan (1934), Pete Conrad (1930), Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), and James Irwin (1930).

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