Joe Paterno

1926 - 2012

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Joseph Vincent Paterno (; December 21, 1926 – January 22, 2012), sometimes referred to as JoePa, was an American college football player, athletic director, and coach. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. With 409 victories, Paterno is the most victorious coach in NCAA FBS history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Paterno has received more than 4,207,367 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Joe Paterno is the 4,459th most popular writer, the 6,537th most popular biography from United States and the 540th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Joe Paterno ranks 4,459 out of 5,794Before him are Jane Wilde, Zig Ziglar, Eugène Guillevic, Arthur Golden, Francis Davis Millet, and Karel van de Woestijne. After him are Sylvia Nasar, Nikolai Tikhonov, Neal Stephenson, Aaron Sorkin, Edward Carpenter, and Šatrijos Ragana.

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Among people born in 1926, Joe Paterno ranks 312Before him are Abdur Rahman Biswas, Paul G. Comba, Enzo Sacchi, Frank O'Hara, Pedro Dellacha, and Zig Ziglar. After him are Bill Black, Conrad Hall, Raaj Kumar, Uttam Kumar, George Ariyoshi, and Jeane Kirkpatrick. Among people deceased in 2012, Joe Paterno ranks 287Before him are Hal David, Margaret Osborne duPont, Eugênio Sales, Paul Kurtz, Zig Ziglar, and Bob Anderson. After him are Viktor Kosichkin, Norman Joseph Woodland, Clive Dunn, Susanne Lothar, Ahmed Jabari, and Zalman King.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Paterno ranks 6,537 out of 15,968Before him are James Comey (1960), McLean Stevenson (1927), Frances Sternhagen (1930), Carla Laemmle (1909), Lynn Conway (1938), and Joe Arpaio (1932). After him are Janis Ian (1951), Bebe Neuwirth (1958), Laurene Powell Jobs (1963), Rick Baker (1950), Alice Pike Barney (1857), and Albert Gutterson (1887).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joe Paterno ranks 540Before him are Louis Sachar (1954), Daniel Silva (1960), David E. Kelley (1956), Zig Ziglar (1926), Arthur Golden (1956), and Francis Davis Millet (1848). After him are Neal Stephenson (1959), Aaron Sorkin (1961), Jeffrey Eugenides (1960), James Dashner (1972), Bell hooks (1952), and Sam Childers (1963).