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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 became the first person to walk on the Moon in 1969. 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 26,735,669 page views. His biography is available in 157 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 151 in 2019). Neil Armstrong is the 2nd most popular astronaut, the 9th most popular biography from United States (up from 17th in 2019) and the most popular American Astronaut.

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

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Among astronauts, Neil Armstrong ranks 2 out of 524Before him are Yuri Gagarin. After him are Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1930, Neil Armstrong ranks 1After him are Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, Warren Buffett, Helmut Kohl, George Soros, Pierre Bourdieu, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, and Jacques Derrida. Among people deceased in 2012, Neil Armstrong ranks 1After him are Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Ray Bradbury, Whitney Houston, Ahmed Ben Bella, Eric Hobsbawm, Carroll Shelby, Michael Clarke Duncan, Theo Angelopoulos, and Jon Lord.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neil Armstrong ranks 9 out of 18,182Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942), Jimmy Carter (1924), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Steve Jobs (1955), Abraham Lincoln (1809), and Marilyn Monroe (1926). After him are Sylvester Stallone (1946), Grace Kelly (1929), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Malcolm X (1925), and Steven Spielberg (1946).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Neil Armstrong ranks 1After him are Buzz Aldrin (1930), Gene Cernan (1934), Pete Conrad (1930), Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), and James Irwin (1930).