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 386,498 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Gherman Titov is the 12th most popular astronaut, the 224th most popular biography from Russia (down from 207th in 2019) and the 5th most popular 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, David Scott, Jim Lovell, Svetlana Savitskaya, Harrison Schmitt, and Sigmund Jähn.

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Among people born in 1935, Gherman Titov ranks 31Before him are Omar Sívori, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Mercedes Sosa, John Cazale, Bibi Andersson, and Omar Bongo. After him are Udo Lattek, Adnan Khashoggi, Harvey J. Alter, Miroslav Blažević, Mirella Freni, and Giya Kancheli. Among people deceased in 2000, Gherman Titov ranks 18Before him are Lída Baarová, Vittorio Gassman, Walter Matthau, Konrad Emil Bloch, Abulfaz Elchibey, and Carl Barks. After him are Giovanna of Italy, Pierre Trudeau, Erich Mielke, Tommaso Buscetta, Louis Néel, and Jason Robards.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Gherman Titov ranks 224 out of 3,262Before him are Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863), and Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866). After him are Vasily Blokhin (1895), Yevdokiya Lopukhina (1669), Yermak Timofeyevich (1532), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), Igor Kurchatov (1903), and Dmitry Ustinov (1908).

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 Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Sergei Krikalev (1958), Valeri Polyakov (1942), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Vladislav Volkov (1935), and Valeri Kubasov (1935).