George Mikan

1924 - 2005

George Mikan

George Lawrence Mikan Jr. (June 18, 1924 – June 1, 2005), nicknamed "Mr. Basketball", was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball League (NBL) and the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBL, the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Mikan has received more than 1,299,613 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular basketball player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.3M

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  • 51.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.78

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, George Mikan ranks 25 out of 925Before him are Bob Cousy, Elgin Baylor, Uljana Semjonova, Dirk Nowitzki, Scottie Pippen, and Arvydas Sabonis. After him are Derrick Rose, Walt Frazier, Dražen Dalipagić, Bob Pettit, Svetislav Pešić, and Hakeem Olajuwon.

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Among people born in 1924, George Mikan ranks 155Before him are Grégoire Kayibanda, Claude Lefort, Haim Bar-Lev, Girija Prasad Koirala, Deke Slayton, and Charles Bachman. After him are Olivier Gendebien, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Daniel arap Moi, Jaime Lusinchi, Charlie Munger, and S. N. Goenka. Among people deceased in 2005, George Mikan ranks 99Before him are Hermann Bondi, James Doohan, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Ronald Golias, Johnny Carson, and Vasco Gonçalves. After him are Tonino Delli Colli, Andre Norton, Tilly Fleischer, Jair da Rosa Pinto, Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, and Teresa Wright.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Mikan ranks 2,953 out of 12,171Before him are Maceo Parker (1943), Jean Acker (1893), Martin Ritt (1914), Frank Vincent (1939), T-Bone Walker (1910), and Tom Welling (1977). After him are Dan Quayle (1947), Donald O'Connor (1925), Paul Strand (1890), Nelson Algren (1909), Red Buttons (1919), and Carmen Dell'Orefice (null).


Among basketball players born in United States, George Mikan ranks 19Before him are LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), John Havlicek (1940), Bob Cousy (1928), Elgin Baylor (1934), and Scottie Pippen (1965). After him are Derrick Rose (1988), Walt Frazier (1945), Bob Pettit (1932), John Stockton (1962), Allen Iverson (1975), and Charles Barkley (1963).

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