John Havlicek

1940 - 2019

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John Joseph Havlicek ( HAV-lih-chek; April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019) was an American professional basketball player who spent his entire career with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A swingman, Havlicek played collegiate basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1959 to 1962, winning an NCAA championship in 1960. He was drafted by the Celtics in 1962 and played with the team until his retirement in 1978. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Havlicek has received more than 2,714,148 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). John Havlicek is the 27th most popular basketball player (up from 30th in 2019), the 2,721st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,870th in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Basketball Player.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year John Havlicek has had the most page views in the with 375,817 views, followed by Spanish (20,763), and Italian (14,994). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Zazaki (5,253.85%), Danish (1,242.11%), and Catalan (119.49%)


Among basketball players, John Havlicek ranks 27 out of 1,757Before him are Oscar Robertson, Mirza Delibašić, Dražen Dalipagić, Oscar Schmidt, Uljana Semjonova, and Elgin Baylor. After him are Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Derrick Rose, Bob Cousy, and George Mikan.

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Among people born in 1940, John Havlicek ranks 157Before him are Linda Gray, James Herbert Brennan, Jan Stráský, John Warnock, Antonio Skármeta, and Jeffrey Archer. After him are Dietmar Hopp, Charles Robert Jenkins, Wayne Dyer, Sam Waterston, Luis Cubilla, and Leonard Susskind. Among people deceased in 2019, John Havlicek ranks 130Before him are Jacques Loussier, Jan Stráský, Patrick Sercu, Judith Kerr, Waldo Machado, and Klaus Kinkel. After him are Billy Drago, Kevin Roche, Sue Lyon, Peter Lindbergh, Machiko Kyō, and Václav Vorlíček.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Havlicek ranks 2,721 out of 20,380Before him are Nelson Algren (1909), Anne Archer (1947), Wes Montgomery (1923), Jo Van Fleet (1915), Ric Flair (1949), and S. S. Van Dine (1888). After him are Claire Lee Chennault (1890), Nichelle Nichols (1932), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Joey DeMaio (1954), Billy Drago (1945), and Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886).


Among basketball players born in United States, John Havlicek ranks 17Before him are Larry Bird (1956), LeBron James (1984), Pat Riley (1945), Julius Erving (1950), Oscar Robertson (1938), and Elgin Baylor (1934). After him are Scottie Pippen (1965), Karl Malone (1963), Derrick Rose (1988), Bob Cousy (1928), George Mikan (1924), and Ben Wallace (1974).