John Glenn

1921 - 2016

John Glenn

John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman and politician. He was the third person and the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Glenn has received more than 8,233,302 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular astronaut.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.2M

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  • 65.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among astronauts, John Glenn ranks 10 out of 501Before him are Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, and Vladimir Komarov. After him are Alan Shepard, Gherman Titov, John Young, Dennis Tito, Valery Bykovsky, and Harrison Schmitt.

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Among people born in 1921, John Glenn ranks 24Before him are Sophie Scholl, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Giulietta Masina, Gunnar Nordahl, Simone Signoret, and Paulo Freire. After him are Nancy Reagan, Lana Turner, Deborah Kerr, Satyajit Ray, Vasily Smyslov, and Gianni Agnelli. Among people deceased in 2016, John Glenn ranks 23Before him are Cesare Maldini, Islam Karimov, Jerome Bruner, Alvin Toffler, Abbas Kiarostami, and George Michael. After him are João Havelange, Nancy Reagan, Pierre Boulez, Carlos Alberto Torres, Elie Wiesel, and Prince.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Glenn ranks 438 out of 12,171Before him are 50 Cent (1975), Lou Reed (1942), Stevie Wonder (1950), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), and Michael Porter (1947). After him are Joseph Henry (1797), Paul Tibbets (1915), Julianne Moore (1960), Sylvia Plath (1932), Jerry Lewis (1926), and Melvin Calvin (1911).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, John Glenn ranks 5Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Gene Cernan (1934), and Pete Conrad (1930). After him are Alan Shepard (1923), John Young (1930), Dennis Tito (1940), Harrison Schmitt (1935), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).