Murray Halberg

1933 - 2022

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Sir Murray Gordon Halberg (7 July 1933 – 30 November 2022) was a New Zealand middle-distance runner who won the gold medal in the 5000 metres event at the 1960 Olympics. He also won gold medals in the 3 miles events at the 1958 and 1962 Commonwealth Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Halberg has received more than 115,124 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Murray Halberg is the 1,002nd most popular athlete (up from 1,339th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from New Zealand (up from 86th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular New Zealander Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 120k

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  • 46.03

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Murray Halbergs by language

Over the past year Murray Halberg has had the most page views in the with 9,715 views, followed by Russian (1,306), and French (1,232). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (69.70%), Galician (44.85%), and Persian (38.50%)


Among athletes, Murray Halberg ranks 1,002 out of 6,025Before him are Masao Harada, Walther Katzenstein, Julius Sang, Ricardo Delgado, Irma Johansson, and Mac Wilkins. After him are Yevgeniya Sechenova, Henri Hazebrouck, André Auffray, Ulf Sterner, Wilhelm Leichum, and Ville Pörhölä.

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Among people born in 1933, Murray Halberg ranks 412Before him are Jean Carnahan, Tony Jay, Judah Folkman, Stan Brakhage, Viktor Kapitonov, and Per Wästberg. After him are Brigitte Reimann, Tim Conway, Conway Twitty, Masae Kasai, Nicette Bruno, and Lee Calhoun. Among people deceased in 2022, Murray Halberg ranks 434Before him are Arnaldo Pambianco, Philip Waruinge, Jens Jørgen Hansen, Jacques Poos, René de Obaldia, and Ernest Shonekan. After him are Tsuneko Sasamoto, Nils Arne Eggen, Larry Storch, Antonio Martino, Raymond Briggs, and Yvan Colonna.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Murray Halberg ranks 62 out of 303Before him are Fran Walsh (1959), Rupert Julian (1879), Vaughan Jones (1952), Lee Tamahori (1950), John Dew (1948), and Martin Henderson (1974). After him are Michael Hardie Boys (1931), Yvette Williams (1929), Jed Brophy (1963), John Key (1961), Andrew Adamson (1966), and Hugh Walpole (1884).

Among ATHLETES In New Zealand

Among athletes born in New Zealand, Murray Halberg ranks 3Before him are Peter Snell (1938), and Hugh Anderson (1936). After him are Yvette Williams (1929), Jack Lovelock (1910), Ross Collinge (1944), John Hunter (1943), Tony Hurt (1946), Trevor Coker (1949), John Walker (1952), Dudley Storey (1939), and Simon Dickie (1951).