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James Irwin

1930 - 1991

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James Benson "Jim" Irwin (March 17, 1930 – August 8, 1991) was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as Lunar Module pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth human lunar landing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Irwin has received more than 890,202 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). James Irwin is the 24th most popular astronaut (down from 23rd in 2019), the 1,522nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,616th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, James Irwin ranks 24 out of 524Before him are Sigmund Jähn, Andriyan Nikolayev, Sergei Krikalev, Valeri Polyakov, Pavel Popovich, and Gus Grissom. After him are Edgar Mitchell, Ed White, Valery Bykovsky, Ilan Ramon, Michael P. Anderson, and Bruce McCandless II.

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Among people born in 1930, James Irwin ranks 87Before him are Omara Portuondo, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Pavel Popovich, Michal Kováč, Sonny Rollins, and Mario Adorf. After him are Friedrich Gulda, Edgar Mitchell, Ed White, Frank Drake, Choe Yong-rim, and Toru Takemitsu. Among people deceased in 1991, James Irwin ranks 47Before him are Ivan Kozhedub, Tony Richardson, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Princess Ileana of Romania, Salvador Luria, and Tom of Finland. After him are Jerzy Kosiński, Ralph Bellamy, George Stigler, W. Arthur Lewis, Lee Remick, and Eric Carr.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Irwin ranks 1,522 out of 18,182Before him are Jack Dempsey (1895), Richard Fleischer (1916), Stephen Lang (1952), James Avery (1945), Conrad Hilton (1887), and David Gross (1941). After him are William Lipscomb (1919), John Zorn (1953), Marvin Minsky (1927), William Westmoreland (1914), Steve Ditko (1927), and Peter Weller (1947).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, James Irwin ranks 12Before him are John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Harrison Schmitt (1935), and Gus Grissom (1926). After him are Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), and Alan Bean (1932).