Mel Patton

1924 - 2014

Mel Patton

Melvin Emery Patton (November 16, 1924 – May 9, 2014) was an American sprinter, who won two gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Patton has received more than 31,112 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 330th most popular athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 31k

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  • 46.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Mel Patton ranks 333 out of 2,090Before him are Renate Stecher, Harald Tammer, Andreas Krieger, Harry Stenqvist, Paavo Yrjölä, and Dorian Yates. After him are Raimondo D'Inzeo, Edwin Flack, John Ainsworth-Davis, Adolf Wiklund, Eero Berg, and Jim Lightbody.

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Among people born in 1924, Mel Patton ranks 230Before him are William Rehnquist, Kenneth Noland, Sabu Dastagir, Rudy Van Gelder, Friederike Mayröcker, and Don Knotts. After him are Ruth Teitelbaum, Silvano Piovanelli, Erika Mahringer, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Antonio Creus, and Martha Hyer. Among people deceased in 2014, Mel Patton ranks 238Before him are Gordon Tullock, Stefan Bozhkov, Sue Townsend, Saul Zaentz, John Dobson, and James Shigeta. After him are Angéla Németh, Urs Widmer, Valentin Mankin, Wubbo Ockels, China Zorrilla, and Amiri Baraka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mel Patton ranks 4,977 out of 12,171Before him are Tessa Thompson (1983), David Mamet (1947), Judy Collins (1939), Lance Reddick (1962), Blind Willie Johnson (1897), and William P. Gottlieb (1917). After him are Loretta Swit (1937), Zendaya (1996), Leonard Peltier (1944), Jonathan Groff (1985), Michael G. Wilson (1942), and Sam Jones (1933).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Mel Patton ranks 66Before him are Lillian Copeland (1904), Jay Cutler (1973), Johnny Hayes (1886), Mel Sheppard (1883), Henry Carr (1941), and Harry Stenqvist (1893). After him are Jim Lightbody (1882), Glenn Davis (1934), Harry Babcock (1890), Glenn Morris (1912), Frank Foss (1895), and Albert Gutterson (1887).