Ellison Onizuka

1946 - 1986

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Ellison Shoji Onizuka (エリソン・ショージ・オニヅカ, 鬼塚 承次, Onizuka Shōji, June 24, 1946 – January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut and engineer from Kealakekua, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C. He died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, on which he was serving as Mission Specialist for mission STS-51-L. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ellison Onizuka has received more than 829,554 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Ellison Onizuka is the 41st most popular astronaut (up from 49th in 2019), the 2,289th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,424th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Ellison Onizuka ranks 41 out of 524Before him are Vladislav Volkov, Michael P. Anderson, William Anders, Charles Duke, Thomas P. Stafford, and Ken Mattingly. After him are Christa McAuliffe, Michael J. Smith, Jean-Loup Chrétien, Alfred Worden, Viktor Patsayev, and Pavel Belyayev.

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Among people born in 1946, Ellison Onizuka ranks 135Before him are Vuk Drašković, John Heard, George Young, Sonia Gandhi, Artur Jorge, and Kabir Bedi. After him are Pierino Prati, Laurent Fabius, Donovan, Krister Henriksson, Brenda Blethyn, and Alejandro Toledo. Among people deceased in 1986, Ellison Onizuka ranks 74Before him are Maurice Duruflé, Mart Stam, Gia Carangi, Ferdinand Daučík, Emilio Fernández, and Lyudmila Rudenko. After him are Bernard Malamud, Christa McAuliffe, Michael J. Smith, Elio de Angelis, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, and Alexandre Tansman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ellison Onizuka ranks 2,289 out of 15,968Before him are Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), George Wallace (1919), Ellen Barkin (1954), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Eddie Fisher (1928), and Karen Carpenter (1950). After him are Van Heflin (1908), Carolyn Jones (1930), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Eazy-E (1964), John G. Thompson (1932), and Sam Rockwell (1968).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Ellison Onizuka ranks 24Before him are Alan Bean (1932), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Charles Duke (1935), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), and Ken Mattingly (1936). After him are Christa McAuliffe (1948), Michael J. Smith (1945), Alfred Worden (1932), Gordon Cooper (1927), Ronald Evans (1933), and Roger B. Chaffee (1935).