Frank Borman

1928 - 2023

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Frank Frederick Borman II (March 14, 1928 – November 7, 2023) was an American United States Air Force (USAF) colonel, aeronautical engineer, NASA astronaut, test pilot, and businessman. He was the commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly around the Moon, and together with crewmates Jim Lovell and William Anders, became the first of 24 humans to do so, for which he was awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Four days before he graduated with the West Point Class of 1950, in which he was ranked eighth out of 670, Borman was commissioned in the USAF. He qualified as a fighter pilot and served in the Philippines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Borman has received more than 1,956,224 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Frank Borman is the 20th most popular astronaut (up from 34th in 2019), the 1,353rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,029th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Astronaut.

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  • 4.75

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Page views of Frank Bormen by language

Over the past year Frank Borman has had the most page views in the with 363,527 views, followed by German (55,080), and French (21,025). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Slovak (132.17%), German (128.47%), and Finnish (121.01%)


Among astronauts, Frank Borman ranks 20 out of 556Before him are Svetlana Savitskaya, Valeri Polyakov, Andriyan Nikolayev, David Scott, Harrison Schmitt, and James Irwin. After him are Sigmund Jähn, Jim Lovell, Alan Bean, Gus Grissom, Pavel Popovich, and Ed White.

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Among people born in 1928, Frank Borman ranks 76Before him are Robert Badinter, Zhu Rongji, Adam West, Gaston Thorn, Bernard Buffet, and Capucine. After him are Jim Lovell, Pierre Mauroy, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Lina Wertmüller, Pat Hitchcock, and Alan J. Pakula. Among people deceased in 2023, Frank Borman ranks 88Before him are Marisa Pavan, Carla Bley, Gaston Glock, Milan Milutinović, Henri Konan Bédié, and Antonella Lualdi. After him are Viktor Belenko, Gianni Vattimo, Thomas Williams, Françoise Gilot, Luis Garavito, and Dariush Mehrjui.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Borman ranks 1,353 out of 20,380Before him are Robin Wright (1966), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), Anne Rice (1941), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Ray Kurzweil (1948), and Linda Lee Cadwell (1945). After him are Mark Spitz (1950), John Mott (1865), Donald J. Cram (1919), Don King (1931), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), and Cybill Shepherd (1950).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Frank Borman ranks 11Before him are John Glenn (1921), Alan Shepard (1923), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), and James Irwin (1930). After him are Jim Lovell (1928), Alan Bean (1932), Gus Grissom (1926), Ed White (1930), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).