George Mikan

1924 - 2005

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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 1,629,423 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). George Mikan is the 22nd most popular basketball player (up from 25th in 2019), the 2,117th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,951st in 2019) and the 20th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, George Mikan ranks 22 out of 1,264Before him are Radivoj Korać, LeBron James, Karl Malone, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, and Charles Barkley. After him are Hakeem Olajuwon, Sergei Belov, Krešimir Ćosić, Uljana Semjonova, Elgin Baylor, and John Stockton.

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Among people born in 1924, George Mikan ranks 96Before him are Moktar Ould Daddah, Israel Tal, E. P. Thompson, Noboru Takeshita, Chet Atkins, and James Black. After him are Kenneth Kaunda, Marina Berti, Ottmar Walter, Bud Powell, Neville Marriner, and Geraldine Page. Among people deceased in 2005, George Mikan ranks 75Before him are John DeLorean, Yao Wenyuan, Narriman Sadek, Richard Pryor, Dana Elcar, and Zhang Chunqiao. After him are Richard Smalley, Vincent Schiavelli, John Garang, Simone Simon, Erich Topp, and Álvaro Cunhal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Mikan ranks 2,117 out of 15,968Before him are Jim Caviezel (1968), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Jaclyn Smith (1945), Bob Gunton (1945), Bridget Fonda (1964), and Nora Roberts (1950). After him are Maurice White (1941), Berenice Abbott (1898), Debra Paget (1933), Martin Rodbell (1925), Sterling Hayden (1916), and Philly Joe Jones (1923).


Among basketball players born in United States, George Mikan ranks 20Before him are Julius Erving (1950), LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), Bob Cousy (1928), John Havlicek (1940), and Charles Barkley (1963). After him are Elgin Baylor (1934), John Stockton (1962), Bob Pettit (1932), Isiah Thomas (1961), Pat Riley (1945), and Derrick Rose (1988).