ASTRONAUT

Neil Armstrong

1930 - 2012

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Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer, and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. A graduate of Purdue University, Armstrong studied aeronautical engineering; his college tuition was paid for by the U.S. Navy under the Holloway Plan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil Armstrong has received more than 21,290,249 page views. His biography is available in 151 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 149 in 2019). Neil Armstrong is the 2nd most popular astronaut, the 17th most popular biography from United States (up from 21st 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

Among astronauts, Neil Armstrong ranks 2 out of 524. Before 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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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1930, Neil Armstrong ranks 1After him are Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Warren Buffett, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Michael Collins, George Soros, Pierre Bourdieu, Helmut Kohl, Steve McQueen, Hafez al-Assad, and Jacques Derrida. Among people deceased in 2012, Neil Armstrong ranks 1After him are Ray Bradbury, Oscar Niemeyer, Norodom Sihanouk, Wisława Szymborska, Whitney Houston, Jon Lord, Eric Hobsbawm, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Ahmed Ben Bella, Yitzhak Shamir, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neil Armstrong ranks 17 out of 15,968. Before him are Steve Jobs (1955), Malcolm X (1925), Elvis Presley (1935), Martin Van Buren (1782), John F. Kennedy (1917), and Hillary Clinton (1947). After him are Steven Spielberg (1946), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Mark Twain (1835), Pocahontas (1595), and Ronald Reagan (1911).

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), Jim Lovell (1928), John Young (1930), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).