Lee Evans

1947 - 2021

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Lee Edward Evans (February 25, 1947 – May 19, 2021) was an American sprinter. He won two gold medals in the 1968 Summer Olympics, setting world records in the 400 meters and the 4 × 400 meters relay, both of which stood for 20 and 24 years respectively. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Evans has received more than 62,201 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Lee Evans is the 182nd most popular athlete (down from 135th in 2019), the 4,011th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,852nd in 2019) and the 45th most popular American Athlete.

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

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    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 2.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among athletes, Lee Evans ranks 182 out of 6,025Before him are Lia Manoliu, Margitta Gummel, Jay Cutler, Gunnar Höckert, Parry O'Brien, and Pierre Musy. After him are Vasile Dîba, Gisela Mauermayer, Elias Katz, Joseph Guillemot, Imre Földi, and Oscar Swahn.

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Among people born in 1947, Lee Evans ranks 289Before him are Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Jacki Weaver, Aziz Dweik, Haruomi Hosono, Mick Fleetwood, and İlber Ortaylı. After him are Pascal Lamy, João Braz de Aviz, Robert David Hall, Salvatore Sciarrino, Gunter Demnig, and Bernard Giraudeau. Among people deceased in 2021, Lee Evans ranks 233Before him are Sergei Kovalev, Carlos do Carmo, Nick Kamen, Tamaz V. Gamkrelidze, Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, and Justo Tejada. After him are Judith Reisman, Justo Gallego Martínez, Charles Geschke, Pachín, Ali Mahdi Muhammad, and Nino Vaccarella.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lee Evans ranks 4,011 out of 20,380Before him are Anthony Delon (1964), Elihu Yale (1649), Henry Kuttner (1915), Tex Watson (1945), Kate Mulgrew (1955), and Krist Novoselic (1965). After him are Tab Hunter (1931), Martin Hellman (1945), Danneel Ackles (1979), Judith Reisman (1935), Greg LeMond (1961), and Linda Harrison (1945).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Lee Evans ranks 45Before him are John Carlos (1945), Carlos Lopes (1947), Ralph Craig (1889), James Quinn (1906), Jay Cutler (1973), and Parry O'Brien (1932). After him are Harry Hillman (1881), Charlie Logg (1931), Samuel Jones (1880), John Paine (1870), Michael Johnson (1967), and Evelyn Furtsch (1914).