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 102,767 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Don Barksdale is the 292nd most popular basketball player (down from 191st in 2019), the 10,491st most popular biography from United States (down from 8,233rd in 2019) and the 187th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Don Barksdale ranks 292 out of 1,264Before him are Bernard King, Kris Humphries, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nando de Colo, Boban Marjanović, and Duane Swanson. After him are Blake Griffin, Damian Lillard, Bob Boozer, Darjuš Lavrinovič, Cedric Maxwell, and Mark Aguirre.

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Among people born in 1923, Don Barksdale ranks 368Before him are Kuldip Nayar, Ed McMahon, Bernice Rubens, Horace Ashenfelter, James Dickey, and Harish-Chandra. After him are Ram Jethmalani, Bonita Granville, Jimmy Mullen, Ninian Stephen, Nicholas Parsons, and Adele Mara. Among people deceased in 1993, Don Barksdale ranks 235Before him are Ruby Keeler, Charles Adkins, Joe Fortenberry, Michael Clarke, Flora Nwapa, and Evelyn Venable. After him are Bob Crosby, Rok Petrovič, Arsène Auguste, Criss Oliva, Jón Páll Sigmarsson, and David Brian.

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Among people born in United States, Don Barksdale ranks 10,491 out of 15,968Before him are Wilbur Thompson (1921), Lowell Thomas (1892), Duane Swanson (1913), Mina (1997), Frank Kameny (1925), and Joyce DiDonato (1969). After him are Ray Price (1926), Frances Willard (1839), Mathew Knowles (1952), Lita (1975), John Taylor (1883), and Brit Marling (1983).


Among basketball players born in United States, Don Barksdale ranks 187Before him are Adrian Smith (1936), Carl Knowles (1910), Derek Fisher (1974), Bernard King (1956), Kris Humphries (1985), and Duane Swanson (1913). After him are Blake Griffin (1989), Damian Lillard (1990), Bob Boozer (1937), Cedric Maxwell (1955), Mark Aguirre (1959), and Len Bias (1963).