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Ken Miles

1918 - 1966

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Kenneth Henry Jarvis Miles (1 November 1918 – 17 August 1966) was a British-American sports car racing engineer and driver best known for his motorsport career in the US and with American teams on the international scene. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Miles has received more than 19,362,799 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Ken Miles is the 7th most popular racing driver (up from 9th in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 309th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Racing Driver.

Ken Miles is most famous for being the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes.

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Among racing drivers, Ken Miles ranks 7 out of 888Before him are Niki Lauda, Enzo Ferrari, Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Juan Manuel Fangio, and James Hunt. After him are Alain Prost, Emerson Fittipaldi, Giuseppe Farina, Carroll Shelby, Alberto Ascari, and Nelson Piquet.

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Among people born in 1918, Ken Miles ranks 10Before him are Anwar Sadat, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Robert Wadlow, and Rita Hayworth. After him are Louis Althusser, Helmut Schmidt, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Waldheim, Frederick Sanger, and Gertrude B. Elion. Among people deceased in 1966, Ken Miles ranks 7Before him are Walt Disney, André Breton, Georges Lemaître, Alberto Giacometti, Anna Akhmatova, and Buster Keaton. After him are Sergei Korolev, Peter Debye, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Sayyid Qutb, and Giuseppe Farina.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Miles ranks 211 out of 7,765Before him are Charles II of England (1630), Ecgberht, King of Wessex (800), Arthur Henderson (1863), Robert Brown (1773), Henrietta of England (1644), and William Golding (1911). After him are Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Brian Jones (1942), C. S. Lewis (1898), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), John Wycliffe (1324), and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (1843).

Among RACING DRIVERS In United Kingdom

Among racing drivers born in United Kingdom, Ken Miles ranks 2Before him are James Hunt (1947). After him are Jackie Stewart (1939), Jim Clark (1936), Graham Hill (1929), Nigel Mansell (1953), Mike Hawthorn (1929), John Surtees (1934), Stirling Moss (1929), Lewis Hamilton (1985), Damon Hill (1960), and Colin McRae (1968).