Don Walsh

1931 - Today

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Don Walsh (born November 2, 1931) is an American oceanographer, explorer and marine policy specialist. He and Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste when it made a record maximum descent into the Challenger Deep on January 23, 1960, the deepest point of the world's oceans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Walsh has received more than 255,752 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Don Walsh is the 175th most popular explorer (up from 190th in 2019), the 2,552nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,600th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Explorer.

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Among explorers, Don Walsh ranks 175 out of 405Before him are Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Fernão do Pó, Joshua Slocum, Alexandrine Tinné, Jacob van Heemskerck, and Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie. After him are St John Philby, Daniel Boone, Lincoln Ellsworth, Alexander Andreyevich Baranov, Knut Haugland, and Ruy López de Villalobos.

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Among people born in 1931, Don Walsh ranks 133Before him are Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jan Troell, Márta Mészáros, Neil Postman, George Maciunas, and Sébastien Japrisot. After him are Dries van Agt, Freddy Quinn, Igor Oistrakh, Uri Orlev, Joseph Joffo, and David Wilkerson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Walsh ranks 2,552 out of 15,968Before him are Billy Preston (1946), John L. Sullivan (1858), Kate Millett (1934), Amber Heard (1986), Captain Beefheart (1941), and Wendy Carlos (1939). After him are Josh Duhamel (1972), Katherine Heigl (1978), Tallulah Bankhead (1902), David Riesman (1909), John Derek (1926), and Raymond Smullyan (1919).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Don Walsh ranks 8Before him are Hugh Glass (1783), Richard E. Byrd (1888), Frederick Cook (1865), Calamity Jane (1852), Sacagawea (1780), and Michael Rockefeller (1938). After him are Daniel Boone (1734), Lincoln Ellsworth (1880), Jimmie Angel (1899), Jim Bridger (1804), Chris McCandless (1968), and Jedediah Smith (1799).