James Irwin

1930 - 1991

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James Benson 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 Apollo 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 725,650 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). James Irwin is the 23rd most popular astronaut (up from 26th in 2019), the 1,617th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,340th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, James Irwin ranks 23 out of 524Before him are David Scott, Harrison Schmitt, Andriyan Nikolayev, Edgar Mitchell, Svetlana Savitskaya, and Ed White. After him are Fred Haise, Gus Grissom, Frank Borman, Valery Bykovsky, Alan Bean, and Valeri Polyakov.

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Among people born in 1930, James Irwin ranks 106Before him are Martin Karplus, Michal Kováč, Choe Yong-rim, Mario Adorf, Frank Drake, and Ornette Coleman. After him are José Sarney, Son Sen, Toru Takemitsu, Barbara, Mary Quant, and John Frankenheimer. Among people deceased in 1991, James Irwin ranks 51Before him are Mohammed Abdel Wahab, George Stigler, Gene Tierney, Jerzy Kosiński, Gene Roddenberry, and Salvador Luria. After him are Princess Ileana of Romania, Shapour Bakhtiar, William Heinesen, Vilém Flusser, Carmine Coppola, and Lee Remick.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Irwin ranks 1,617 out of 15,968Before him are Loretta Young (1913), Emilio Estevez (1962), Woody Guthrie (1912), Tobey Maguire (1975), Donna Haraway (1944), and James Ellroy (1948). After him are Creighton Abrams (1914), Samuel C. C. Ting (1936), Lance Armstrong (1971), Lil Wayne (1982), Joseph Greenberg (1915), and Joey Ramone (1951).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, James Irwin ranks 14Before him are Jim Lovell (1928), John Young (1930), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Edgar Mitchell (1930), and Ed White (1930). After him are Fred Haise (1933), Gus Grissom (1926), Frank Borman (1928), Alan Bean (1932), Bruce McCandless II (1937), and Michael P. Anderson (1959).