Clifton Williams

1932 - 1967

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Clifton Curtis "C.C." Williams, Jr. (September 26, 1932 – October 5, 1967) (Major, USMC), was an American naval aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer, major in the United States Marine Corps, and NASA astronaut, who was killed in a plane crash; he never went into space. The crash was caused by a mechanical failure in a NASA T-38 jet trainer, which he was piloting to visit his parents in Mobile, Alabama. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clifton Williams has received more than 151,110 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Clifton Williams is the 172nd most popular astronaut (down from 151st in 2019), the 6,612th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,136th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Clifton Williams ranks 172 out of 524Before him are Soichi Noguchi, Michael J. Adams, Claudie Haigneré, Mae Jemison, Aleksandr Kaleri, and Edward Gibson. After him are Patrick Baudry, David M. Brown, Paolo Nespoli, Taylor Wang, Anna Lee Fisher, and Yury Malyshev.

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Among people born in 1932, Clifton Williams ranks 315Before him are Hans Apel, Joe Arpaio, Stéphane Bruey, Lewis Binford, Josef Musil, and José Varacka. After him are Ludovico Avio, Elaine May, Alma Cogan, Richard Lugar, Clive Davis, and Muhammad Khan Junejo. Among people deceased in 1967, Clifton Williams ranks 185Before him are Vilho Tuulos, Oliverio Girondo, Michael J. Adams, Milán Füst, Väinö Kokkinen, and Mischa Auer. After him are Ramón Encinas, Enrico Porro, Gerald Patterson, Ulderico Sergo, Sergey Gorodetsky, and Max Taut.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clifton Williams ranks 6,612 out of 15,968Before him are John Boehner (1949), John F. MacArthur (1939), Sid Wilson (1977), George Adams (1940), Bernard Hopkins (1965), and Paul A. Rothchild (1935). After him are Jean Parker (1915), Zach Braff (1975), Ted Wilde (1889), Dolores Hart (1938), Arthur Crudup (1905), and Richard Simmons (1948).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Clifton Williams ranks 67Before him are Henry Hartsfield (1933), Owen Garriott (1930), Theodore Freeman (1930), Michael J. Adams (1930), Mae Jemison (1956), and Edward Gibson (1936). After him are David M. Brown (1956), Anna Lee Fisher (1949), Joseph P. Kerwin (1932), Laurel Clark (1961), Christopher Cassidy (1970), and Donald H. Peterson (1933).