Ed White

1930 - 1967

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Edward Higgins White II (November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967) was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. After graduating from West Point in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree, White was sent to flight training, and assigned to the 22nd Fighter Day Squadron at Bitburg Air Base, West Germany. There, he flew in F-86 Sabre and F-100 Super Sabre squadrons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed White has received more than 18,106 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Ed White is the 22nd most popular astronaut (up from 27th in 2019), the 1,509th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,348th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Ed White ranks 22 out of 524Before him are Sigmund Jähn, David Scott, Harrison Schmitt, Andriyan Nikolayev, Edgar Mitchell, and Svetlana Savitskaya. After him are James Irwin, Fred Haise, Gus Grissom, Frank Borman, Valery Bykovsky, and Alan Bean.

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Among people born in 1930, Ed White ranks 96Before him are Gaafar Nimeiry, J. G. Ballard, Rod Taylor, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Friedrich Gulda, and Hilderaldo Bellini. After him are Tom Wolfe, Sonny Rollins, Yves Rocher, Martin Karplus, Michal Kováč, and Choe Yong-rim. Among people deceased in 1967, Ed White ranks 53Before him are Norman Angell, Carson McCullers, Tamara Bunke, Lorenzo Bandini, Forough Farrokhzad, and Günther Blumentritt. After him are Zinaida Serebriakova, Hugo Gernsback, Julius Schaub, Woody Guthrie, Jaroslav Heyrovský, and Gus Grissom.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed White ranks 1,509 out of 15,968Before him are Hamilton O. Smith (1931), Tony Burton (1937), George Wald (1906), Paul Ryan (1970), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), and Robert Curl (1933). After him are John Fogerty (1945), Adrien Brody (1973), Cochise (1805), Richard Fleischer (1916), Lee de Forest (1873), and Tom Wolfe (1930).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Ed White ranks 13Before him are Dennis Tito (1940), Jim Lovell (1928), John Young (1930), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), and Edgar Mitchell (1930). After him are James Irwin (1930), Fred Haise (1933), Gus Grissom (1926), Frank Borman (1928), Alan Bean (1932), and Bruce McCandless II (1937).