Neil Armstrong

1930 - 2012

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Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who in 1969 became the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Armstrong was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He entered Purdue University, studying aeronautical engineering, with the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil Armstrong has received more than 29,636,129 page views. His biography is available in 164 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 157 in 2019). Neil Armstrong is the 2nd most popular astronaut, the 29th most popular biography from United States (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular American Astronaut.

Neil Armstrong is most famous for being the first person to walk on the moon.

Memorability Metrics

  • 30M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 82.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 164

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Neil Armstrongs by language

Over the past year Neil Armstrong has had the most page views in the with 2,827,453 views, followed by Spanish (474,164), and French (273,647). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tajik (28,100.00%), Khmer (551.49%), and Zazaki (397.92%)


Among astronauts, Neil Armstrong ranks 2 out of 556Before him are Yuri Gagarin. After him are Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, Gene Cernan, Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad, Vladimir Komarov, Alexei Leonov, John Glenn, Gherman Titov, and Alan Shepard.

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Among people born in 1930, Neil Armstrong ranks 1After him are Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Michael Collins, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Helmut Kohl, Warren Buffett, Pierre Bourdieu, George Soros, Jacques Derrida, Ray Charles, and Jean-Luc Godard. Among people deceased in 2012, Neil Armstrong ranks 1After him are Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Ray Bradbury, Whitney Houston, Yitzhak Shamir, Griselda Blanco, Ahmed Ben Bella, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Tony Scott, and Michael Clarke Duncan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neil Armstrong ranks 29 out of 20,380Before him are Joe Biden (1942), Grace Kelly (1929), Franklin Pierce (1804), Elvis Presley (1935), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and John F. Kennedy (1917). After him are Benjamin Franklin (1706), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Ronald Reagan (1911), Pocahontas (1595), George Washington (1732), and Ernest Hemingway (1899).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Neil Armstrong ranks 1After him are Gene Cernan (1934), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Pete Conrad (1930), John Glenn (1921), Alan Shepard (1923), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), James Irwin (1930), Frank Borman (1928), and Jim Lovell (1928).