Hal Connolly

1931 - 2010

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Harold Vincent "Hal" Connolly (August 1, 1931 – August 18, 2010) was an American athlete and hammer thrower from Somerville, Massachusetts. He won a gold medal in the hammer throw at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. Connolly became the first American to throw hammer more than 200 feet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hal Connolly has received more than 51,804 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Hal Connolly is the 202nd most popular athlete (up from 499th in 2019), the 4,636th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,348th in 2019) and the 49th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Hal Connolly ranks 202 out of 3,055Before him are Vilhjálmur Einarsson, Ewa Kłobukowska, Juan Carlos Zabala, Harald Tammer, Anatoliy Bondarchuk, and Géo André. After him are Aleksandr Aksinin, Percy Hodge, Albin Lermusiaux, Maxie Long, Georgios Orphanidis, and Eric Lemming.

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Among people born in 1931, Hal Connolly ranks 252Before him are Greg, Alvin Ailey, Ita Ever, Sakyo Komatsu, Gordon Willis, and José Alencar. After him are Ruy Guerra, Alex Soler-Roig, George Maxwell Richards, Phil Woods, Ichirō Nagai, and Joel Antônio Martins. Among people deceased in 2010, Hal Connolly ranks 187Before him are Frank Frazetta, Robert Byrd, Zilda Arns, Ronald Neame, Herbert Erhardt, and Mohammed Mzali. After him are Raymond Impanis, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, Iskandar of Johor, Laurent Terzieff, Jacques Martin, and Valentina Tolkunova.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hal Connolly ranks 4,636 out of 15,968Before him are Mary Beth Peil (1940), Lou Henry Hoover (1874), Oliver North (1943), Bill Medley (1940), J. Christopher Stevens (1960), and Gary Kildall (1942). After him are George Gervin (1952), Jess Willard (1881), Belle Starr (1848), Joshua Logan (1908), Ron Johnson (1955), and Darlene Cates (1947).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Hal Connolly ranks 49Before him are Harry Hillman (1881), Samuel Jones (1880), Ralph Boston (1939), Ethel Catherwood (1908), Eddie Tolan (1908), and Richard Sheldon (1878). After him are Maxie Long (1878), Rafer Johnson (1935), Helen Stephens (1918), Francis Lane (1874), Edwin Moses (1955), and Oliver Kirk (1884).