Neil Armstrong

1930 - 2012

Neil Armstrong

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 20,451,581 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular astronaut.

Memorability Metrics

  • 20M

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  • 82.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 149

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among astronauts, Neil Armstrong ranks 2 out of 501Before him are Yuri Gagarin. After him are Michael Collins, Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Vladimir Komarov, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Gherman Titov.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Neil Armstrong ranks 21 out of 12,171Before him are Elvis Presley (1935), Pocahontas (1595), Malcolm X (1925), Steven Spielberg (1946), Mark Twain (1835), and James K. Polk (1795). After him are Bruce Lee (1940), George Washington (1732), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Walt Disney (1901), and Michael Jackson (1958).

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), John Glenn (1921), Alan Shepard (1923), John Young (1930), Dennis Tito (1940), Harrison Schmitt (1935), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).