Frank Foss

1895 - 1989

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Frank Kent Foss (May 9, 1895 – April 5, 1989) was an American pole vaulter. He won a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics, while breaking his own unofficial world record.Foss grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. After the Olympics, he worked in the meat packing industry, including spending time in Argentina. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Foss has received more than 1,823 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Frank Foss is the 373rd most popular athlete (up from 416th in 2019), the 6,038th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,270th in 2019) and the 78th most popular Athlete.

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Among athletes, Frank Foss ranks 373 out of 3,059Before him are Manuel Plaza, Hans Jacob Nielsen, Valeri Popenchenko, Karl-Erik Nilsson, Jaroslav Holík, and Charles Gmelin. After him are Nina Dumbadze, Edvin Wide, Chi Cheng, Tommy Hampson, Pat McDonald, and Carlo Airoldi.

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Among people born in 1895, Frank Foss ranks 186Before him are Julijans Vaivods, Louis Calhern, Joseph Banks Rhine, John J. McCloy, Carl Westergren, and Max Valier. After him are Edmund Wilson, Fredric Wertham, Shemp Howard, Hertha Sponer, Josef Uridil, and Ion Barbu. Among people deceased in 1989, Frank Foss ranks 189Before him are Thorkild Hansen, George Robledo, Antonio Janigro, Yasuji Miyazaki, Mark Krein, and Chico Landi. After him are Ronald Syme, Peter Scott, Alfredo Zitarrosa, Helga Haase, Inji Aflatoun, and Franco Luambo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frank Foss ranks 6,038 out of 18,182Before him are Abbey Lincoln (1930), Harold Gould (1923), Rachel Jackson (1767), Blind Willie Johnson (1897), Jakob Dylan (1969), and James Foley (1953). After him are Edmund Wilson (1895), Thaddeus Stevens (1792), Alf Landon (1887), Hunter Schafer (1998), Chris Van Allsburg (1949), and Jenny Holzer (1950).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Frank Foss ranks 78Before him are Eddie Tolan (1908), Tyson Gay (1982), Henry Russell (1904), John Thomas (1941), Frank Loomis (1896), and Allen Woodring (1898). After him are Bobby Morrow (1935), Bud Houser (1901), Lindy Remigino (1931), Frank Irons (1886), Bill Carr (1909), and Ted Meredith (1891).