Gene Cernan

1934 - 2017

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Eugene Andrew Cernan (; March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17 mission, Cernan became the eleventh human being to walk on the Moon. As he re-entered the Apollo Lunar Module after Harrison Schmitt on their third and final lunar excursion, he remains to this day, famously: "The last man on the Moon". Before becoming an astronaut, Cernan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and joined the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Cernan has received more than 1,071,997 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Gene Cernan is the 6th most popular astronaut, the 177th most popular biography from United States (down from 157th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Astronaut.

Gene Cernan is most famous for being the last man to walk on the moon.

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Among astronauts, Gene Cernan ranks 6 out of 524Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, and Buzz Aldrin. After him are Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1934, Gene Cernan ranks 11Before him are Leonard Cohen, Maggie Smith, Giorgio Armani, Albert II of Belgium, Carl Sagan, and Judi Dench. After him are Nana Mouskouri, Shirley MacLaine, Daniel Kahneman, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Ulrike Meinhof, and Alexei Leonov. Among people deceased in 2017, Gene Cernan ranks 5Before him are Charles Manson, Roger Moore, David Rockefeller, and Helmut Kohl. After him are Chuck Berry, Zygmunt Bauman, Stanislav Petrov, Salvatore Riina, Michael I of Romania, Hugh Hefner, and Jeanne Moreau.

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Among people born in United States, Gene Cernan ranks 177 out of 15,968Before him are Bernie Sanders (1941), Tom Selleck (1945), Peter Falk (1927), Robert Wadlow (1918), John B. Watson (1878), and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803). After him are Patti Smith (1946), Chuck Berry (1926), Gregory Peck (1916), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), Billy the Kid (1859), and Buster Keaton (1895).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Gene Cernan ranks 3Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930) and Buzz Aldrin (1930). After him are Pete Conrad (1930), Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), Jim Lovell (1928), John Young (1930), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).