Charlie Wilson

1933 - 2010

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Charles Nesbitt Wilson (June 1, 1933 – February 10, 2010) was a United States naval officer and former 12-term Democratic United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congressional district. Wilson is best known for leading Congress into supporting Operation Cyclone, the largest-ever Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) covert operation, which during the Carter and Reagan administration supplied military equipment to the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet–Afghan War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlie Wilson has received more than 60,014 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Charlie Wilson is the 655th most popular military personnel (up from 898th in 2019), the 2,092nd most popular biography from United States (up from 3,033rd in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Charlie Wilson ranks 655 out of 1,466Before him are Peter Tordenskjold, Elyesa Bazna, Joseph Gallieni, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Cleombrotus, and Sosthenes of Macedon. After him are Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, Yoshijirō Umezu, Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke, Jawhar, Walter Weiß, and Ilmari Juutilainen.

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Among people born in 1933, Charlie Wilson ranks 115Before him are Wayne Shorter, Narriman Sadek, Maurice André, Lynn Cohen, György Konrád, and Renée Taylor. After him are Joachim Kroll, Debra Paget, Philippe de Broca, John Boorman, Tomas Milian, and Sacha Distel. Among people deceased in 2010, Charlie Wilson ranks 71Before him are Israel Tal, Maurice Wilkes, Johan Ferrier, Antony Flew, Solomon Burke, and James Black. After him are Cécile Aubry, Andor Lilienthal, Irvin Kershner, Satoshi Kon, Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, and Eddie Fisher.

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Among people born in United States, Charlie Wilson ranks 2,092 out of 15,968Before him are Dana Elcar (1927), Frederik Pohl (1919), James B. Donovan (1916), Roy Sullivan (1912), Jonathan Frakes (1952), and Curtis LeMay (1906). After him are Ethel Barrymore (1879), Katey Sagal (1954), Kamehameha II (1797), Larry Silverstein (1931), Alexander Shulgin (1925), and Mary Steenburgen (1953).


Among military personnels born in United States, Charlie Wilson ranks 32Before him are Paul Revere (1735), Charles Sweeney (1919), Mark W. Clark (1896), Abner Doubleday (1819), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), and Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821). After him are Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Matthew Ridgway (1895), William Halsey Jr. (1882), Joseph Stilwell (1883), and Henry H. Arnold (1886).