Harvey Milk

1930 - 1978

Harvey Milk

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Although he was the most pro-LGBT politician in the United States at the time, politics and activism were not his early interests; he was neither open about his sexuality nor civically active until he was 40, after his experiences in the counterculture movement of the 1960s. In 1972, Milk moved from New York City to the Castro District of San Francisco amid a migration of gay and bisexual men. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harvey Milk has received more than 3,928,574 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,122nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Harvey Milk ranks 3,100 out of 14,801Before him are Mike Pence, Nikolai Tikhonov, 12th Dalai Lama, Cao Mao, Abbas III, and Offa of Mercia. After him are Giovanna of Italy, Louis-Jules Trochu, Walter Sans Avoir, Tantamani, Nero Julius Caesar, and Dīpankara Buddha.

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Among people born in 1930, Harvey Milk ranks 65Before him are Akira Suzuki, Ali al-Sistani, William C. Campbell, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Jesús Franco, and Sonia Rykiel. After him are Edgar Mitchell, Moustapha Akkad, Joanne Woodward, Gérard Genette, Gaafar Nimeiry, and Tom Wolfe. Among people deceased in 1978, Harvey Milk ranks 32Before him are Ed Wood, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Claude François, Vincent du Vigneaud, Norman Rockwell, and Jomo Kenyatta. After him are Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Roger Caillois, József Bozsik, Étienne Gilson, Nazli Sabri, and Charles Eames.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harvey Milk ranks 996 out of 12,171Before him are Mike Pence (1959), Lance Armstrong (1971), John Fenn (1917), James M. Buchanan (1919), Percival Lowell (1855), and Ali MacGraw (1939). After him are Jim Lovell (1928), James Earl Ray (1928), Alfred Hershey (1908), Sherwood Anderson (1876), George Kennedy (1925), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Harvey Milk ranks 81Before him are Barbara Bush (1925), Dred Scott (1795), Éamon de Valera (1882), Mark Felt (1913), Michael Bloomberg (1942), and Mike Pence (1959). After him are Steve Bannon (null), Albert Pike (1809), Hiram Bingham III (1875), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), George Papandreou (1952), and Allen Dulles (1893).