Elgin Baylor

1934 - 2021

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Elgin Gay Baylor ( EL-jin; September 16, 1934 – March 22, 2021) was an American professional basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 14 seasons as a forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers. Baylor was a gifted shooter, a strong rebounder, and an accomplished passer, who was best known for his trademark hanging jump shot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elgin Baylor has received more than 3,311,822 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Elgin Baylor is the 26th most popular basketball player (down from 25th in 2019), the 2,707th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,620th in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Basketball Player.

Memorability Metrics

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Elgin Baylor has had the most page views in the with 310,832 views, followed by Spanish (16,128), and Italian (15,443). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbian (424.88%), (60.93%), and Malagasy (49.65%)


Among basketball players, Elgin Baylor ranks 26 out of 1,757Before him are Julius Erving, Oscar Robertson, Mirza Delibašić, Dražen Dalipagić, Oscar Schmidt, and Uljana Semjonova. After him are John Havlicek, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Derrick Rose, and Bob Cousy.

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Among people born in 1934, Elgin Baylor ranks 137Before him are Jacques Loussier, Claude Zidi, Umberto Agnelli, Waldo Machado, Sergio Balanzino, and Dida. After him are Van Cliburn, Freddie King, Lakhdar Brahimi, Audre Lorde, Eileen Atkins, and Zurab Tsereteli. Among people deceased in 2021, Elgin Baylor ranks 156Before him are Kurt Westergaard, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dilip Kumar, Nelson Freire, Igor Oistrakh, and El Risitas. After him are Matthew Festing, Ed Asner, Lucía Hiriart, Dani Karavan, Vladimir Menshov, and Horst Eckel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elgin Baylor ranks 2,707 out of 20,380Before him are Sylvia Sidney (1910), James Taylor (1948), Richard Brooks (1912), Annie Oakley (1860), Taylor Hackford (1944), and Mickey Cohen (1913). After him are Maurice White (1941), William Joyce (1906), Jef Raskin (1943), Jim Kelly (1946), Edwin Hall (1855), and Chuck Lorre (1952).


Among basketball players born in United States, Elgin Baylor ranks 16Before him are Clyde Drexler (1962), Larry Bird (1956), LeBron James (1984), Pat Riley (1945), Julius Erving (1950), and Oscar Robertson (1938). After him are John Havlicek (1940), Scottie Pippen (1965), Karl Malone (1963), Derrick Rose (1988), Bob Cousy (1928), and George Mikan (1924).