Criss Oliva

1963 - 1993

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Christopher Michael Oliva (April 3, 1963 – October 17, 1993) was an American musician who was the lead guitarist and co-founder of the heavy metal band Savatage. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Criss Oliva has received more than 344,860 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Criss Oliva is the 2,346th most popular musician (down from 2,284th in 2019), the 12,618th most popular biography from United States (down from 12,150th in 2019) and the 961st most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 340k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Criss Olivas by language

Over the past year Criss Oliva has had the most page views in the with 45,950 views, followed by German (4,494), and Italian (4,275). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (97.46%), Hungarian (69.54%), and Egyptian Arabic (63.00%)


Among musicians, Criss Oliva ranks 2,346 out of 3,175Before him are Tom Scott, Greg K., Melody Gardot, Jason Cooper, Bob Weir, and Joey Baron. After him are Fedde Le Grand, Jung Yong-hwa, Simon Webbe, Keren Ann, Mirwais, and Håkan Hardenberger.

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Among people born in 1963, Criss Oliva ranks 613Before him are Mario Been, Maja Gojković, Paul Rhys, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Libor Pimek, and Greg Daniels. After him are Naja Marie Aidt, Chanoch Nissany, Nina Stemme, Torgny Mogren, Chidi Imoh, and Ken Flach. Among people deceased in 1993, Criss Oliva ranks 306Before him are Ruby Keeler, Don Barksdale, Irene Sharaff, Ethelwynn Trewavas, John Riseley-Prichard, and Agnes de Mille. After him are Bob Crosby, Paul Emery, Charles Adkins, David Brian, Joe Fortenberry, and Archie Williams.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Criss Oliva ranks 12,618 out of 20,380Before him are John W. Davis (1873), Josie Maran (1978), Neil Gorsuch (1967), Maury Povich (1939), Mary Washburn (1907), and Rex Ingram (1895). After him are David Curtiss Munson (1884), Sam Kinison (1953), Adrian Smith (1936), Aaron Stanford (1976), Stephen Robinson (1955), and Lisa Brennan-Jobs (1978).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Criss Oliva ranks 961Before him are Peter Erskine (1954), Tom Scott (1948), Greg K. (1965), Melody Gardot (1985), Bob Weir (1947), and Joey Baron (1955). After him are Steve Di Giorgio (1967), Twiggy Ramirez (1971), Sid Wilson (1977), Sandy West (1959), Dick Hyman (1927), and DJ Ashba (1972).