Harvey Milk

1930 - 1978

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Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk was born and raised in New York where he acknowledged his homosexuality as an adolescent, but chose to pursue sexual relationships with secrecy and discretion well into his adult years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harvey Milk has received more than 5,471,561 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Harvey Milk is the 3,520th most popular politician (down from 3,099th in 2019), the 1,161st most popular biography from United States (down from 996th in 2019) and the 85th most popular American Politician.

Harvey Milk was a gay rights activist and politician who was assassinated in 1978. He is most famous for being the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.

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Among politicians, Harvey Milk ranks 3,520 out of 15,710Before him are U Nu, Othniel, Lionel Jospin, Urukagina, Hayme Hatun, and Henry II, Duke of Austria. After him are Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Sun Xiu, Arsaces I of Parthia, Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, Sigeric, and Liu Bian.

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Among people born in 1930, Harvey Milk ranks 68Before him are Derek Walcott, Reinhard Selten, Akira Suzuki, Jesús Franco, Stanley Miller, and Gérard Genette. After him are William C. Campbell, Richard Donner, David Dacko, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Jerome Isaac Friedman, and Pierre Bergé. Among people deceased in 1978, Harvey Milk ranks 34Before him are Norman Rockwell, Jomo Kenyatta, Vincent du Vigneaud, József Bozsik, Nazli Sabri, and Keith Moon. After him are Claude François, Roger Caillois, Étienne Gilson, Herta Oberheuser, Charles Boyer, and Tamara Karsavina.

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Among people born in United States, Harvey Milk ranks 1,161 out of 15,968Before him are David Duchovny (1960), Barbara Bach (1947), Linda Hunt (1945), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Clifford Shull (1915), and Minoru Yamasaki (1912). After him are Mr. T (1952), Chesley Sullenberger (1951), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), Rubin Carter (1937), Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), and Joe Jackson (1928).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Harvey Milk ranks 85Before him are Dred Scott (1795), John Foster Dulles (1888), Hiram Bingham III (1875), Allen Dulles (1893), Mike Pence (1959), and Mark Felt (1913). After him are Andrew Dickson White (1832), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), Condoleezza Rice (1954), Red Cloud (1822), Tecumseh (1768), and Cordell Hull (1871).