Ralph Boston

1939 - 2023

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Ralph Harold Boston (May 9, 1939 – April 30, 2023) was an American track athlete who received three Olympic medals and became the first person to break the 27 feet (8.2 m) barrier in the long jump. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ralph Boston has received more than 180,095 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Ralph Boston is the 63rd most popular athlete (up from 159th in 2019), the 2,438th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,167th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 180k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ralph Bostons by language

Over the past year Ralph Boston has had the most page views in the with 18,260 views, followed by German (2,768), and Russian (2,656). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Estonian (525.32%), Esperanto (375.61%), and Simple English (264.55%)


Among athletes, Ralph Boston ranks 63 out of 6,025Before him are Wilma Rudolph, Yuriy Sedykh, Platt Adams, Hans Woellke, Gabriela Andersen-Schiess, and Irina Press. After him are Al Oerter, Pietro Mennea, Yelena Isinbayeva, Vera Krepkina, Shizo Kanakuri, and Irena Szewińska.

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Among people born in 1939, Ralph Boston ranks 132Before him are Marisa Mell, Alan Baker, George Hamilton, Karel Brückner, Scott McKenzie, and Irina Press. After him are Robert James Waller, Neil Sedaka, Andrew Parker Bowles, Hércules Brito Ruas, Enrico Albertosi, and Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi. Among people deceased in 2023, Ralph Boston ranks 162Before him are Jim Hines, Inna Churikova, Ruslan Khasbulatov, Salif Keïta, Joss Ackland, and Ken Block. After him are Ion Druță, Terry Funk, Vera Krepkina, Carlo Mazzone, Chaim Topol, and Richard Roundtree.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ralph Boston ranks 2,438 out of 20,380Before him are Nile Rodgers (1952), Rip Torn (1931), Eddie Money (1949), Saul Bass (1920), Michael Kamen (1948), and Vera Wang (1949). After him are James Bond (1900), Joe Dante (1946), Frances Arnold (1956), Jaclyn Smith (1945), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), and John Milnor (1931).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Ralph Boston ranks 23Before him are Tommie Smith (1944), Alvin Kraenzlein (1876), Jim Hines (1946), Betty Robinson (1911), Wilma Rudolph (1940), and Platt Adams (1885). After him are Al Oerter (1936), Irving Baxter (1876), Lee Haney (1959), Robert Garrett (1875), Harry Porter (1882), and Maxie Long (1878).