Joe Fortenberry

1911 - 1993

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Joe Cephis Fortenberry (April 1, 1911 – June 3, 1993) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He was a captain of the American basketball team, which won the gold medal in the first Olympics to include basketball. After college, Fortenberry played for the Ogden Boosters in Utah, and then with the McPherson Oilers in McPherson, Kansas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Fortenberry has received more than 86,271 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Joe Fortenberry is the 434th most popular basketball player (down from 307th in 2019), the 13,647th most popular biography from United States (down from 11,246th in 2019) and the 233rd most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Joe Fortenberry ranks 434 out of 1,757Before him are Mark Aguirre, Nemanja Bjelica, John Paxson, Kemba Walker, Luigi Datome, and Richie Guerin. After him are Jeff Hornacek, Artūras Karnišovas, Daniel Theis, Sue Bird, Ersan İlyasova, and Gintaras Krapikas.

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Among people born in 1911, Joe Fortenberry ranks 404Before him are Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, George Borg Olivier, Roman Totenberg, Zubeida, Lillian Ngoyi, and Gail Patrick. After him are Martin Gabel, Claire Dodd, Marion Byron, Donald Sangster, Chet Huntley, and Jack Hargreaves. Among people deceased in 1993, Joe Fortenberry ranks 311Before him are Agnes de Mille, Criss Oliva, Bob Crosby, Paul Emery, Charles Adkins, and David Brian. After him are Archie Williams, Helen O'Connell, Richard Webb, Brandon Teena, Leslie Thorne, and Jacqueline Hill.

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Among people born in United States, Joe Fortenberry ranks 13,647 out of 20,380Before him are Bill Clements (1917), Haviland Morris (1959), Jane Adams (1965), Blanche Baker (1956), Lisa Raymond (1973), and Robert Rodat (1953). After him are Archie Williams (1915), Matt Vogel (1957), Mark Z. Danielewski (1966), Dan Calichman (1968), Amy Heckerling (1954), and Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942).


Among basketball players born in United States, Joe Fortenberry ranks 233Before him are Kevin Johnson (1966), Stephon Marbury (1977), Mark Aguirre (1959), John Paxson (1960), Kemba Walker (1990), and Richie Guerin (1932). After him are Jeff Hornacek (1963), Sue Bird (1980), Nate Robinson (1984), Mark Price (1964), Gus Johnson (1938), and Chuck Share (1927).