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. He was a member of the crews of Gemini 4 and Apollo 1. 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, where he flew the F-86 Sabre and F-100 Super Sabre fighters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed White has received more than 20,050 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Ed White is the 26th most popular astronaut (down from 22nd in 2019), the 1,595th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,508th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Ed White ranks 26 out of 524Before him are Sergei Krikalev, Valeri Polyakov, Pavel Popovich, Gus Grissom, James Irwin, and Edgar Mitchell. After him are Valery Bykovsky, Ilan Ramon, Michael P. Anderson, Bruce McCandless II, Georgy Dobrovolsky, and Roger B. Chaffee.

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Among people born in 1930, Ed White ranks 90Before him are Michal Kováč, Sonny Rollins, Mario Adorf, James Irwin, Friedrich Gulda, and Edgar Mitchell. After him are Frank Drake, Choe Yong-rim, Toru Takemitsu, Itamar Franco, Rod Taylor, and Elza Soares. Among people deceased in 1967, Ed White ranks 56Before him are Gus Grissom, Forough Farrokhzad, Carson McCullers, Hugo Gernsback, Luigi Tenco, and Jaroslav Heyrovský. After him are Zinaida Serebriakova, Julien Duvivier, Vladimir Bartol, Julius Schaub, Paul Muni, and Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed White ranks 1,595 out of 18,182Before him are Edgar Mitchell (1930), George Clinton (1739), Steve McCurry (1950), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), R. L. Stine (1943), and Chyna (1969). After him are Cy Twombly (1928), Sterling Hayden (1916), Macaulay Culkin (1980), Ralph Bellamy (1904), Raoul Walsh (1887), and Elijah Muhammad (1897).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Ed White ranks 14Before him are David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), James Irwin (1930), and Edgar Mitchell (1930). After him are Michael P. Anderson (1959), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Alan Bean (1932), Frank Borman (1928), and John Young (1930).