John Havlicek

1940 - 2019

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John Joseph Havlicek ( HAV-li-chek; April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019) was an American professional basketball player who spent his entire career with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons with the team. In the National Basketball Association he is one of four players to have won eight championships in their playing careers; only teammates Bill Russell and Sam Jones won more, with 11 and 10 championships respectively. Havlicek is also one of three NBA players with an unsurpassed 8–0 record in NBA Finals series outcomes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Havlicek has received more than 2,087,617 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). John Havlicek is the 30th most popular basketball player (down from 20th in 2019), the 2,877th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,045th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, John Havlicek ranks 30 out of 1,268Before him are Sergei Belov, Elgin Baylor, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton, Mirza Delibašić, and Sam Jones. After him are George Mikan, Derrick Rose, Charles Barkley, Bob Pettit, Dirk Nowitzki, and Patrick Ewing.

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Among people born in 1940, John Havlicek ranks 161Before him are Jill St. John, Leonard Susskind, Petru Lucinschi, Luis Cubilla, Sam Waterston, and Haing S. Ngor. After him are Jan Stráský, Abbas El Fassi, Víctor Erice, José van Dam, Chuck Close, and Nicola Di Bari. Among people deceased in 2019, John Havlicek ranks 129Before him are Jacques Loussier, John C. Bogle, Harold Bloom, Jean Vanier, Judith Kerr, and Emanuel Ungaro. After him are France-Albert René, Jan Stráský, Peter Schreier, Keith Flint, Waldo Machado, and Paul Volcker.

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Among people born in United States, John Havlicek ranks 2,877 out of 18,182Before him are Melvyn Douglas (1901), Noah Webster (1758), Ace Frehley (1951), Walter De Maria (1935), Hannibal Hamlin (1809), and Ed Sullivan (1901). After him are Robert Grant Aitken (1864), Stanley Schachter (1922), Jesse Douglas (1897), KRS-One (1965), Richard Ford (1944), and Bobby Riggs (1918).


Among basketball players born in United States, John Havlicek ranks 21Before him are Julius Erving (1950), Karl Malone (1963), Bob Cousy (1928), Elgin Baylor (1934), John Stockton (1962), and Sam Jones (1933). After him are George Mikan (1924), Derrick Rose (1988), Charles Barkley (1963), Bob Pettit (1932), Isiah Thomas (1961), and Pat Riley (1945).