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John B. Calhoun

1917 - 1995

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John Bumpass Calhoun (May 11, 1917 – September 7, 1995) was an American ethologist and behavioral researcher noted for his studies of population density and its effects on behavior. He claimed that the bleak effects of overpopulation on rodents were a grim model for the future of the human race. During his studies, Calhoun coined the term "behavioral sink" to describe aberrant behaviors in overcrowded population density situations and "beautiful ones" to describe passive individuals who withdrew from all social interaction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John B. Calhoun has received more than 868,348 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. John B. Calhoun is the 41st most popular celebrity, the 1,680th most popular biography from United States and the 16th most popular American Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, John B. Calhoun ranks 41 out of 181Before him are Besarion Jughashvili, Cecilia Gallerani, Edie Sedgwick, Thérésa Tallien, Keke Geladze, and Armi Kuusela. After him are Fritz Pfeffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Jean-Marie Loret, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Kim Peek, and Emilie Louise Flöge.

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Among people born in 1917, John B. Calhoun ranks 73Before him are Chung Il-kwon, Herbert Lom, Ettore Sottsass, Juan Rulfo, Magda Szabó, and Stéphane Hessel. After him are Robert Bloch, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Yevgeny Khaldei, Will Eisner, Hirokazu Ninomiya, and Obdulio Varela. Among people deceased in 1995, John B. Calhoun ranks 60Before him are Ernest Walton, Mária Telkes, Alonzo Church, Eazy-E, Edda Mussolini, and James Meade. After him are Carlos Monzón, Ko Takamoro, Ernest Mandel, Joseph Needham, Yves Congar, and Nathan Rosen.

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Among people born in United States, John B. Calhoun ranks 1,680 out of 18,182Before him are Kenneth G. Wilson (1936), Gary Busey (1944), Lillian Asplund (1906), Kenneth Waltz (1924), Kathleen Turner (1954), and Grace Zabriskie (1941). After him are Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Hank Williams (1923), David Graf (1950), James J. Braddock (1905), Randolph Scott (1898), and Robert Bloch (1917).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, John B. Calhoun ranks 16Before him are Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Don King (1931), Rodney King (1965), Kim Kardashian (1980), Rosemary Kennedy (1918), and Edie Sedgwick (1943). After him are Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Kim Peek (1951), Dan Inosanto (1936), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Florence Owens Thompson (1903), and Betsy Ross (1752).