Don Barksdale

1923 - 1993

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Donald Argee Barksdale (March 31, 1923 – March 8, 1993) was an American professional basketball player. He was a pioneer as an African-American basketball player, becoming the first to be named NCAA All-American, the first to play on a United States men's Olympic basketball team, and the first to play in a National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Barksdale has received more than 131,504 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Don Barksdale is the 337th most popular basketball player (up from 409th in 2019), the 12,188th most popular biography from United States (up from 12,691st in 2019) and the 178th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Don Barksdale ranks 337 out of 1,757Before him are Emir Mutapčić, Paul George, Hamed Haddadi, Marcin Gortat, Mel Daniels, and Valeri Tikhonenko. After him are Mike James, Joe Arlauckas, Willy Hernangómez, Facundo Campazzo, Angelė Rupšienė, and Rajon Rondo.

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Among people born in 1923, Don Barksdale ranks 468Before him are Balbir Singh Sr., Balram Jakhar, Dale Robertson, Judith Merril, Chuck Daigh, and Jimmy Mullen. After him are Larry Rivers, Ninian Stephen, Frank Brian, Anne Jeffreys, Jean Wallace, and Eugene Wright. Among people deceased in 1993, Don Barksdale ranks 301Before him are Leon Ames, Hap Sharp, Arnie Oliver, Karl Gordon Henize, Marie-Louise Linssen-Vaessen, and Ruby Keeler. After him are Irene Sharaff, Ethelwynn Trewavas, John Riseley-Prichard, Agnes de Mille, Criss Oliva, and Bob Crosby.

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Among people born in United States, Don Barksdale ranks 12,188 out of 20,380Before him are Linda Emond (1959), Deborah Snyder (1901), Outram Bangs (1863), Russell Johnson (1924), Robert L. Gibson (1946), and Brad Anderson (1964). After him are Tatyana Ali (1979), Larry Parks (1914), Deborah Ann Woll (1985), Robert Stangland (1881), Phil LaMarr (1967), and Meagen Fay (1957).


Among basketball players born in United States, Don Barksdale ranks 178Before him are Klay Thompson (1990), Mitch Richmond (1965), Adrian Dantley (1956), Dan Issel (1948), Paul George (1990), and Mel Daniels (1944). After him are Mike James (1990), Joe Arlauckas (1965), Rajon Rondo (1986), DeMar DeRozan (1989), Chauncey Billups (1976), and Chris Webber (1973).