Commodore Cochran

1902 - 1969

Photo of Commodore Cochran

Icon of person Commodore Cochran

Commodore Shelton "Com" Cochran (January 20, 1902 – January 3, 1969) was an American athlete, winner of a gold medal in 4 × 400 m relay at the 1924 Summer Olympics. He was born in Mississippi and died in San Francisco, California. As a Mississippi State University student, Commodore Cochran won the NCAA championships in 440-yard dash in 1922 and 1923. At the Paris Olympics, Cochran ran the opening leg in American 4 × 400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3.16.0. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Commodore Cochran has received more than 18,229 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Commodore Cochran is the 1,340th most popular athlete (down from 1,119th in 2019), the 9,207th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,133rd in 2019) and the 243rd most popular American Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 18k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among athletes, Commodore Cochran ranks 1,340 out of 6,025Before him are Ferdinand Bie, Vincent Matthews, Barney Ewell, Sulo Nurmela, Richard Lawrence, and Ingemar Hedberg. After him are Ion Drîmbă, Ferenc Németh, Felix Gottwald, Inge Helten, Kaarlo Kangasniemi, and Juan Rodríguez.

Most Popular Athletes in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1902, Commodore Cochran ranks 293Before him are Moe Berg, Maria Polydouri, Walter Slezak, Guillermo Riveros, Mary Miles Minter, and Alexey Gribov. After him are Paul Bontemps, Marguerite De La Motte, Howie Morenz, Virginia Fox, Ernő Goldfinger, and Frederick Sheffield. Among people deceased in 1969, Commodore Cochran ranks 217Before him are Willy Ley, Kazimierz Wierzyński, Heinrich Hax, Bess Meredyth, Miklós Szilvási, and Ben Alexander. After him are Bogumił Kobiela, Leonard Chess, Raymond Flacher, Viktor Vinogradov, Manuel Plaza, and Muhammad Fareed Didi.

Others Born in 1902

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1969

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Commodore Cochran ranks 9,207 out of 20,380Before him are John B. Taylor (1946), Hiram Johnson (1866), Kim Deal (1961), Kid Rock (1971), Daniel Goldhagen (1959), and James M. Cox (1870). After him are James MacArthur (1937), William Beebe (1877), Tim Miller (1964), Eldridge Cleaver (1935), Mary Kay Place (1947), and Pernell Whitaker (1964).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Commodore Cochran ranks 243Before him are Edward Moore (1897), Albert White (1895), Randy Barnes (1966), Vincent Matthews (1947), Barney Ewell (1918), and Richard Lawrence (1906). After him are Steve Prefontaine (1951), Gwen Torrence (1965), Clyde King (1898), Daniel Kelly (1883), John Brinck (1908), and John Anderson (1907).