Murray Rose

1939 - 2012

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Iain Murray Rose, (6 January 1939 – 15 April 2012) was an Australian swimmer, actor, sports commentator and marketing executive. He was a six-time Olympic medalist (four gold, one silver, one bronze), and at one time held the world records in the 400-metre, 800-metre, and 1500-metre freestyle (long course). He made his Olympic debut at the 1956 Summer Olympics as a 17-year-old and won three Olympic medals, all gold. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Rose has received more than 140,419 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Murray Rose is the 53rd most popular swimmer (down from 33rd in 2019), the 4,022nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,968th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Murray Rose ranks 53 out of 392Before him are Barbara Krause, Ragnhild Hveger, Martha Norelius, Yasuji Miyazaki, Ford Konno, and Vladimir Salnikov. After him are Anthony Nesty, Pieter van den Hoogenband, Fanny Durack, Wally Ris, Valéria Gyenge, and Inge de Bruijn.

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Among people born in 1939, Murray Rose ranks 401Before him are Carl Yastrzemski, Yoshinobu Miyake, Don Williams, George Cohen, Gérard Hausser, and Paul Drayton. After him are Karel Schoeman, Telesphore Toppo, Erwin Teufel, Wilhelm Bungert, Margaret Drabble, and Robert A. M. Stern. Among people deceased in 2012, Murray Rose ranks 338Before him are Bob Welch, J. Bernlef, Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Earl Scruggs, Héctor Camacho, and Arkady Vorobyov. After him are Bernard Lovell, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, Vasily Belov, Elyse Knox, Deborah Raffin, and Robert B. Sherman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Murray Rose ranks 4,022 out of 6,924Before him are Maisie Williams (1997), Jack Butler Yeats (1871), Mike Hodges (1932), Anna Friel (1976), Mike Ratledge (1943), and Robin Dunbar (1947). After him are William Fox (1812), Malcolm Sargent (1895), George Peacock (1791), Thomas Clarkson (1760), Bruce Payne (1957), and Christopher Cockerell (1910).

Among SWIMMERS In United Kingdom

Among swimmers born in United Kingdom, Murray Rose ranks 4Before him are Henry Taylor (1885), John Arthur Jarvis (1872), and Frederick Holman (1885). After him are Adam Peaty (1994), Spyridon Gianniotis (1980), Liam Tancock (1985), Rebecca Adlington (1989), Joanne Jackson (1986), Michael Jamieson (1988), Duncan Scott (1997), and James Guy (1995).