Maurice Stokes

1933 - 1970

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Maurice Stokes (June 17, 1933 – April 6, 1970) was an American professional basketball player. He played for the Cincinnati/Rochester Royals of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1955 to 1958. Stokes was a three-time NBA All-Star, a three-time All-NBA Second Team member and the 1956 NBA Rookie of the Year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Stokes has received more than 467,562 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Maurice Stokes is the 231st most popular basketball player (up from 255th in 2019), the 9,993rd most popular biography from United States (up from 10,385th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular American Basketball Player.

Memorability Metrics

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  • 43.65

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.46

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Maurice Stokes by language

Over the past year Maurice Stokes has had the most page views in the with 63,653 views, followed by Italian (2,453), and French (2,169). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Egyptian Arabic (158.82%), Finnish (111.15%), and Arabic (59.37%)


Among basketball players, Maurice Stokes ranks 231 out of 1,757Before him are Viktor Zubkov, Tim Hardaway, Artis Gilmore, Kawhi Leonard, Ed Macauley, and Penny Hardaway. After him are Žarko Varajić, Frank Ramsey, Žan Tabak, Lamar Odom, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Horace Grant.

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Among people born in 1933, Maurice Stokes ranks 473Before him are Jean Boiteux, Thérèse Steinmetz, Penelope Lively, Bobby Smith, Sheila Hancock, and Michael Novak. After him are Pentti Linnosvuo, Maurice Moucheraud, József Bencsics, Donald H. Peterson, Peter Orlovsky, and Gilberto Penayo. Among people deceased in 1970, Maurice Stokes ranks 240Before him are Okuro Oikawa, A. H. M. Jones, Don Finlay, Adolf Wiklund, Jun'ichi Kōuchi, and Lillian Board. After him are John T. Scopes, Laura Knight, William Hopper, Keen Johnson, Teofilo Spasojević, and Charles Olson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maurice Stokes ranks 9,993 out of 20,380Before him are Ryan White (1971), Bruce Broughton (1945), Lauren Shuler Donner (1949), Nick de Firmian (1957), Clarence Clark (1859), and Danny Ongais (1942). After him are Horace Elgin Dodge (1868), John Lawrence LeConte (1825), Bob Hayes (1942), Nicholle Tom (1978), Gwynne Shotwell (1963), and Tony Kushner (1956).


Among basketball players born in United States, Maurice Stokes ranks 122Before him are Walt Davis (1931), Tim Hardaway (1966), Artis Gilmore (1949), Kawhi Leonard (1991), Ed Macauley (1928), and Penny Hardaway (1971). After him are Frank Ramsey (1931), Lamar Odom (1979), Horace Grant (1965), George McGinnis (1950), Dean Smith (1931), and Paul Pierce (1977).