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Cliff Barker

1921 - 1998

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Clifford "Cliff" Eugene Barker (January 15, 1921 – March 17, 1998) was a basketball player from the United States, who won the gold medal with the USA national basketball team at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom and two national championships at the University of Kentucky. While at the University of Kentucky, Barker was an All-SEC (Second Team) and All-SEC Tournament guard during the 1947–48 and 1948–49 seasons. A member of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, Barker was a B-17 Flying Fortress gunner and spent 16 months as a prisoner-of-war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cliff Barker has received more than 27,963 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Cliff Barker is the 307th most popular basketball player (down from 277th in 2019), the 11,489th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,244th in 2019) and the 185th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Cliff Barker ranks 307 out of 1,268Before her are Danny Ainge, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nikola Jokić, Leandro Barbosa, Connie Hawkins, and Glen Rice. After her are Damian Lillard, Kris Humphries, Richie Guerin, Mel Daniels, Antoine Rigaudeau, and Rajko Žižić.

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Among people born in 1921, Cliff Barker ranks 396Before her are Harold Camping, Alan Hale Jr., John Aston Sr., Monty Hall, Vivian Blaine, and Janet Blair. After her are Peter Sallis, Ian Raby, John Davis, Wayne C. Booth, Tom Kilburn, and Jack Valenti. Among people deceased in 1998, Cliff Barker ranks 284Before her are Sam Balter, Lalita Pawar, Eleanor Garatti, Edwin Thompson Jaynes, Catherine Cookson, and Esther Rolle. After her are Wade Dominguez, Fred Wacker, Barbara Burke, Albert Gore Sr., Donald Woods, and Eddie Rabbitt.

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Among people born in United States, Cliff Barker ranks 11,489 out of 18,182Before her are Jeff Nathanson (1965), Eliot Spitzer (1959), Joe Boyd (1942), Jean Porter (1922), Esther Rolle (1920), and Janet Blair (1921). After her are Abraham Benrubi (1969), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (1956), Joseph W. Tobin (1952), Christian Clemenson (1958), Natalie Schafer (1900), and Mike Mansfield (1903).


Among basketball players born in United States, Cliff Barker ranks 185Before her are Joe Fortenberry (1911), Jimmy Butler (1989), Danny Ainge (1959), LaMarcus Aldridge (1985), Connie Hawkins (1942), and Glen Rice (1967). After her are Damian Lillard (1990), Kris Humphries (1985), Richie Guerin (1932), Mel Daniels (1944), Bernard King (1956), and Bill Wheatley (1909).