Pavel Popovich

1930 - 2009

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Pavel Romanovich Popovich (Russian: Па́вел Рома́нович Попо́вич, Ukrainian: Павло Романович Попович, romanized: Pavlo Romanovych Popovych; 5 October 1930 – 29 September 2009) was a Soviet cosmonaut. Popovich was the fourth cosmonaut in space, the sixth person in orbit, the eighth person and first Ukrainian in space. Popovich was born in Uzyn, Kyiv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR to Roman Porfirievich Popovich (a fireman in a sugar factory) and Theodosia Kasyanovna Semyonova. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pavel Popovich has received more than 177,529 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Pavel Popovich is the 25th most popular astronaut (down from 22nd in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 150th in 2019) and the most popular Ukrainian Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Pavel Popovich ranks 25 out of 556Before him are James Irwin, Frank Borman, Sigmund Jähn, Jim Lovell, Alan Bean, and Gus Grissom. After him are Ed White, Aleksandr Viktorenko, Roger B. Chaffee, Edgar Mitchell, Michael P. Anderson, and Georgy Dobrovolsky.

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Among people born in 1930, Pavel Popovich ranks 85Before him are Ben Gazzara, Luce Irigaray, Thomas Williams, Michel Serres, Walter Bonatti, and William C. Campbell. After him are Robert Loggia, Barbara, Son Sen, Ernst Albrecht, Ed White, and Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah. Among people deceased in 2009, Pavel Popovich ranks 50Before him are Ertuğrul Osman, Qian Xuesen, Rafael Caldera, Albert Barillé, Patrick McGoohan, and Natasha Richardson. After him are Sergey Mikhalkov, Edwin G. Krebs, Achille Compagnoni, Israel Gelfand, Mario Benedetti, and Takashi Takabayashi.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Pavel Popovich ranks 176 out of 1,365Before him are Marina Mniszech (1588), Alexander Pechersky (1909), Robert Maxwell (1923), Valentyn Sylvestrov (1937), Moshé Feldenkrais (1904), and Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909). After him are Pavel Batitsky (1910), Leo Kanner (1894), Eupraxia of Kiev (1071), Valeriy Borzov (1949), David Bronstein (1924), and Vladimir Gelfand (1923).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Ukraine

Among astronauts born in Ukraine, Pavel Popovich ranks 1After him are Georgy Dobrovolsky (1928), Mirosław Hermaszewski (1941), Valentin Bondarenko (1937), Georgy Beregovoy (1921), Leonid Popov (1945), Leonid Kizim (1941), Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov (1948), Vladimir Lyakhov (1941), Leonid Kadeniuk (1951), Anatoly Levchenko (1941), and Vitaly Zholobov (1937).