Donald E. Williams

1942 - 2016

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Captain Donald Edward Williams (February 13, 1942 – February 23, 2016) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer and NASA astronaut. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald E. Williams has received more than 43,545 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Donald E. Williams is the 270th most popular astronaut (down from 227th in 2019), the 9,755th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,298th in 2019) and the 118th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Donald E. Williams ranks 270 out of 524. Before him are Michael Coats, Don L. Lind, Karl Gordon Henize, Pamela Melroy, S. David Griggs, and Tamara E. Jernigan. After him are Kathryn P. Hire, Mike Massimino, José M. Hernández, Umberto Guidoni, Jean-Jacques Favier, and Yury Usachov.

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Among people born in 1942, Donald E. Williams ranks 512Before him are Dennis Hastert, Howard Jacobson, Robert L. Stewart, Monique Ohsan Bellepeau, Nancy Richey, and Tommy Roe. After him are Elvin Bishop, Olivia Cole, Tom Mankiewicz, Ann Packer, Connie Hawkins, and Dick Butkus. Among people deceased in 2016, Donald E. Williams ranks 424Before him are François Dupeyron, Erwin Hahn, Tyrus Wong, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, Bertil Roos, and Eddie Keizan. After him are Roger Cicero, Sharon Jones, Whitney Smith, Cléber Santana, Balram Jakhar, and Noel Neill.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Donald E. Williams ranks 9,755 out of 15,968. Before him are Tyrell Biggs (1960), Elihu B. Washburne (1816), Tamara E. Jernigan (1959), Ivan Sergei (1971), Guy Mitchell (1927), and Carrie Preston (1967). After him are Danny Ainge (1959), Chord Overstreet (1989), Heather Morris (1987), Dwight Yoakam (1956), Shirley Walker (1945), and Jaleel White (1976).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Donald E. Williams ranks 118Before him are Michael Coats (1946), Don L. Lind (1930), Karl Gordon Henize (1926), Pamela Melroy (1961), S. David Griggs (1939), and Tamara E. Jernigan (1959). After him are Kathryn P. Hire (1959), Mike Massimino (1962), José M. Hernández (1962), Robert L. Gibson (1946), William S. McArthur (1951), and Dale Gardner (1948).