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Hank Williams

1923 - 1953

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Hiram "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter. He is regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hank Williams has received more than 11,757,955 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Hank Williams is the 257th most popular singer (up from 271st in 2019), the 1,682nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,765th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Hank Williams ranks 257 out of 3,528Before him are Lucia Popp, Elza Soares, Barbara, Kim Wilde, Sonny Bono, and Johnny Logan. After him are Teresa Berganza, Corry Brokken, Fabrizio De André, Mylène Farmer, Jessye Norman, and Victoria de los Ángeles.

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Among people born in 1923, Hank Williams ranks 62Before him are Stjepan Bobek, Walter Kohn, Freeman Dyson, Rasul Gamzatov, Shūsaku Endō, and Chuck Yeager. After him are Stig Dagerman, Bert Trautmann, Chaleo Yoovidhya, Victoria de los Ángeles, Norman Mailer, and Reinhart Koselleck. Among people deceased in 1953, Hank Williams ranks 35Before him are Dylan Thomas, Ludwig Prandtl, Richard von Mises, Nikolay Zelinsky, Vera Mukhina, and Tazio Nuvolari. After him are Moïse Kisling, Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, Hugo Schmeisser, Jean Epstein, Nobutake Kondō, and Nobuyuki Abe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hank Williams ranks 1,682 out of 18,182Before him are Lillian Asplund (1906), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Kathleen Turner (1954), Grace Zabriskie (1941), John B. Calhoun (1917), and Sixto Rodriguez (1942). After him are David Graf (1950), James J. Braddock (1905), Randolph Scott (1898), Robert Bloch (1917), Sol LeWitt (1928), and Edward C. Prescott (1940).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Hank Williams ranks 82Before him are Beyoncé (1981), Kim Carnes (1945), Bessie Smith (1894), Eazy-E (1964), John Fogerty (1945), and Sonny Bono (1935). After him are Jessye Norman (1945), Mahalia Jackson (1911), Cab Calloway (1907), Axl Rose (1962), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), and Stevie Nicks (1948).