Kim Peek

1951 - 2009

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Laurence Kim Peek (November 11, 1951 – December 19, 2009) was an American savant. Known as a "megasavant", he had an exceptional memory, but he also experienced social difficulties, possibly resulting from a developmental disability related to congenital brain abnormalities. He was the inspiration for the character Raymond Babbitt in the 1988 movie Rain Man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Peek has received more than 2,304,378 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Kim Peek is the 38th most popular celebrity (up from 47th in 2019), the 1,660th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,226th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Kim Peek ranks 38 out of 184Before him are Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Sarah Knauss, Jean-Marie Loret, Besarion Jughashvili, Armi Kuusela, and Albert Pierrepoint. After him are Annie Oakley, Thérésa Tallien, Dan Inosanto, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Fritz Pfeffer, and Anna Nicole Smith.

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Among people born in 1951, Kim Peek ranks 53Before him are Elio Di Rupo, Willy van de Kerkhof, Kevin Keegan, Jarmila Kratochvílová, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Joey Ramone. After him are Lou Ferrigno, Don Rosa, Julian Schnabel, Michèle Mouton, Queen Noor of Jordan, and Blaise Compaoré. Among people deceased in 2009, Kim Peek ranks 56Before him are J. G. Ballard, Merce Cunningham, Mario Benedetti, Norman Borlaug, Yves Rocher, and Tomohiko Ikoma. After him are Ingemar Johansson, Toni Sailer, Ricardo Montalbán, Susan Atkins, Qian Xuesen, and Irving Penn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kim Peek ranks 1,660 out of 15,968Before him are Patch Adams (1945), Mary Anderson (1862), Anthony Fauci (1940), Larry King (1933), Fredric March (1897), and Thomas Mitchell (1892). After him are Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Gus Grissom (1926), David Baltimore (1938), Gabe Newell (1962), William Nordhaus (1941), and Dwight Schultz (1947).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Kim Peek ranks 14Before him are Rodney King (1965), Kim Kardashian (1980), Don King (1931), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Rosemary Kennedy (1918), and Sarah Knauss (1880). After him are Annie Oakley (1860), Dan Inosanto (1936), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Edie Sedgwick (1943), Roy Sullivan (1912), and Lizzie Borden (1860).