O. J. Simpson

1947 - 2024

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Orenthal James Simpson (July 9, 1947 – April 10, 2024) was an American football player, actor, and media personality who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons, primarily with the Buffalo Bills. Simpson is regarded as one of the greatest running backs of all time, but his professional success was overshadowed by his trial and controversial acquittal for the murders of his former wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994. Simpson played college football for the USC Trojans, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a senior, and was selected first overall by the Bills in the 1969 NFL/AFL draft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of O. J. Simpson has received more than 61,129,296 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). O. J. Simpson is the most popular american football player, the 450th most popular biography from United States (down from 326th in 2019) and the most popular American American Football Player.

O. J. Simpson is most famous for being accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

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  • 61M

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    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among american football players, O. J. Simpson ranks 1 out of 63After him are Jim Brown, Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Dick Butkus, Ernie Davis, Dan Marino, Johnny Unitas, Kurt Warner, Aldo Donelli, Joe Namath, and Cam Newton.

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Among people born in 1947, O. J. Simpson ranks 26Before him are Paul Auster, Takeshi Kitano, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Paco de Lucía, and Michael Porter. After him are France Gall, Iggy Pop, Carlos Santana, Robert Kiyosaki, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, and Glenn Close. Among people deceased in 2024, O. J. Simpson ranks 8Before him are Mário Zagallo, Daniel Kahneman, Peter Higgs, Paul Auster, Alice Munro, and Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples. After him are Arno Allan Penzias, Françoise Hardy, Sebastián Piñera, Alexei Navalny, Luigi Riva, and Akira Toriyama.

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Among people born in United States, O. J. Simpson ranks 450 out of 20,380Before him are Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Edward Hopper (1882), Leslie Groves (1896), Lauren Bacall (1924), and Bernie Madoff (1938). After him are George Herbert Mead (1863), Robert Johnson (1911), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Diana Ross (1944), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), and Val Logsdon Fitch (1923).


Among american football players born in United States, O. J. Simpson ranks 1After him are Jim Brown (1936), Tom Brady (1977), Joe Montana (1956), Dick Butkus (1942), Ernie Davis (1939), Dan Marino (1961), Johnny Unitas (1933), Kurt Warner (1971), Aldo Donelli (1907), Joe Namath (1943), and Cam Newton (1989).