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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 2,812,501 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Kim Peek is the 46th most popular celebrity (down from 38th in 2019), the 1,771st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,659th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Celebrity.

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  • 35

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Among celebrities, Kim Peek ranks 46 out of 181Before him are Armi Kuusela, John B. Calhoun, Fritz Pfeffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Jean-Marie Loret, and Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione. After him are Emilie Louise Flöge, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Elizabeth Stride, María Capovilla, Alice Keppel, and Dan Inosanto.

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Among people born in 1951, Kim Peek ranks 56Before him are Johnny Rep, Lou Ferrigno, Chris Cooper, Nicu Ceaușescu, Kirstie Alley, and Arturo Pérez-Reverte. After him are Don Rosa, Olivia Hussey, Glenn Hughes, Roberto Durán, Sergei Skripal, and Gustavo Santaolalla. Among people deceased in 2009, Kim Peek ranks 52Before him are Albert Barillé, Amin al-Hafiz, Velupillai Prabhakaran, Ernst Barkmann, Edward T. Hall, and Hussein-Ali Montazeri. After him are Clive Granger, Sverre Fehn, Marek Edelman, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, J. G. Ballard, and Philip José Farmer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kim Peek ranks 1,771 out of 18,182Before him are Loretta Young (1913), Moby (1965), Cab Calloway (1907), Aaron Eckhart (1968), Edward T. Hall (1914), and Leon M. Lederman (1922). After him are Axl Rose (1962), Steven Chu (1948), Johnny Ramone (1948), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Michael Massee (1952), and Owen Wilson (1968).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Kim Peek ranks 18Before him are Rodney King (1965), Kim Kardashian (1980), Rosemary Kennedy (1918), Edie Sedgwick (1943), John B. Calhoun (1917), and Anna Nicole Smith (1967). After him are Dan Inosanto (1936), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Florence Owens Thompson (1903), Betsy Ross (1752), Annie Oakley (1860), and Barbara Hutton (1912).