Eugene Merle Shoemaker

1928 - 1997

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Eugene Merle Shoemaker (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997) was an American geologist. He co-discovered Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 with his wife Carolyn S. Shoemaker and David H. Levy. This comet hit Jupiter in July 1994: the impact was televised around the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugene Merle Shoemaker has received more than 544,802 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Eugene Merle Shoemaker is the 178th most popular astronomer (down from 99th in 2019), the 2,768th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,461st in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Astronomer.

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Among astronomers, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 178 out of 532Before him are Robert Grant Aitken, Mashallah ibn Athari, Luigi Ferdinando Marsili, Antonio de Ulloa, Heber Doust Curtis, and Johann Heinrich von Mädler. After him are James Craig Watson, George William Hill, James W. Christy, Andrew Graham, Francis Preserved Leavenworth, and Nevil Maskelyne.

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Among people born in 1928, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 179Before him are Leyla Gencer, Germà Colón, William Peter Blatty, Victor Stănculescu, Nicolas Hayek, and Nick Holonyak. After him are Ali Kafi, Bill Mollison, Veljko Bulajić, Ralph Waite, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, and Robert Indiana. Among people deceased in 1997, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 92Before him are Edward Mulhare, Andrew Cunanan, Héctor Yazalde, Allan Edwall, Uzi Narkiss, and Félix Candela. After him are Lyman Spitzer, Jean Françaix, Stanley Schachter, Kunihiko Kodaira, Andrei Sinyavsky, and Eugene Stoner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 2,768 out of 15,968Before him are Georgia Hale (1900), Michael W. Young (1949), Sam Wood (1883), Jack Lord (1920), Paul Schrader (1946), and Kaʻahumanu (1768). After him are George Segal (1924), Sal Mineo (1939), Tonya Harding (1970), David Duke (1950), Charles Addams (1912), and John Wesley Hyatt (1837).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Eugene Merle Shoemaker ranks 30Before him are Maria Mitchell (1818), William Henry Pickering (1858), Henry Draper (1837), George Phillips Bond (1825), Robert Grant Aitken (1864), and Heber Doust Curtis (1872). After him are George William Hill (1838), James W. Christy (1938), Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Eleanor F. Helin (1932), Milton L. Humason (1891), and Michael H. Hart (1932).