Gherman Titov

1935 - 2000

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Gherman Stepanovich Titov (Russian: Герман Степанович Титов; 11 September 1935 – 20 September 2000) was a Soviet cosmonaut who, on 6 August 1961, became the second human to orbit the Earth, aboard Vostok 2, preceded by Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1. He was the fourth person in space, counting suborbital voyages of US astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. A month short of 26 years old at launch, he was the youngest person to fly in space until 2021 when Oliver Daemen flew on Blue Origin NS-16 at the age of 18. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gherman Titov has received more than 355,315 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Gherman Titov is the 12th most popular astronaut, the 208th most popular biography from Russia (down from 189th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Astronaut.

Gherman Titov was the second human in space. He orbited the Earth for twenty-four hours and seventeen minutes. He was also the first person to sleep in space.

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Among astronauts, Gherman Titov ranks 12 out of 524Before him are Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, and John Glenn. After him are Dennis Tito, Jim Lovell, John Young, Sigmund Jähn, David Scott, and Harrison Schmitt.

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Among people born in 1935, Gherman Titov ranks 30Before him are Fairuz, Bibi Andersson, Omar Sívori, Faisal II of Iraq, Mercedes Sosa, and Mirella Freni. After him are Jerry Lee Lewis, Omar Bongo, William Friedkin, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Maj Sjöwall, and Giya Kancheli. Among people deceased in 2000, Gherman Titov ranks 17Before him are Carl Barks, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Victor Borge, Stanley Matthews, Walter Matthau, and Jason Robards. After him are Vittorio Gassman, Tommaso Buscetta, Arkan, Pierre Trudeau, Abulfaz Elchibey, and Gino Bartali.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Gherman Titov ranks 208 out of 2,688Before him are Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Witold Pilecki (1901), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), Alla Pugacheva (1949), Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855), and The French Angel (1903). After him are Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (1857), Vasily Stalin (1921), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), and Gerhard Barkhorn (1919).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Russia

Among astronauts born in Russia, Gherman Titov ranks 5Before him are Yuri Gagarin (1934), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Vladimir Komarov (1927), and Alexei Leonov (1934). After him are Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Valeri Kubasov (1935), Vladislav Volkov (1935), and Pavel Belyayev (1925).