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 1,813,636 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). John Havlicek is the 20th most popular basketball player (down from 18th in 2019), the 2,046th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,628th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, John Havlicek ranks 20 out of 1,264Before him are Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, Radivoj Korać, LeBron James, Karl Malone, and Bob Cousy. After him are Charles Barkley, George Mikan, Hakeem Olajuwon, Sergei Belov, Krešimir Ćosić, and Uljana Semjonova.

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Among people born in 1940, John Havlicek ranks 129Before him are Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, Roger Ailes, Adel Emam, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Richard Pryor, and Haing S. Ngor. After him are Ricky Nelson, Max Mosley, Annie Ernaux, Joseph L. Goldstein, Jerzy Buzek, and John Grinder. Among people deceased in 2019, John Havlicek ranks 94Before him are Paul Greengard, Jonas Mekas, Branko Lustig, Nikolai Kardashev, Mirjana Marković, and Vladimir Bukovsky. After him are György Konrád, Frank Lucas, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Gershon Kingsley, Dušan Makavejev, and Princess Christina of the Netherlands.

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Among people born in United States, John Havlicek ranks 2,046 out of 15,968Before him are Peter Criss (1945), Tobe Hooper (1943), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Richard Brautigan (1935), Ellen Pompeo (1969), and Walter Lantz (1899). After him are Brad Davis (1949), Mary McDonnell (1952), Dexter Gordon (1923), Joe Pantoliano (1951), Victor French (1934), and Chris Evert (1954).


Among basketball players born in United States, John Havlicek ranks 18Before him are Scottie Pippen (1965), Oscar Robertson (1938), Julius Erving (1950), LeBron James (1984), Karl Malone (1963), and Bob Cousy (1928). After him are Charles Barkley (1963), George Mikan (1924), Elgin Baylor (1934), John Stockton (1962), Bob Pettit (1932), and Isiah Thomas (1961).