Ray Ewry

1873 - 1937

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Raymond Clarence Ewry (October 14, 1873 – September 29, 1937) was an American track and field athlete who won eight gold medals at the Olympic Games and two gold medals at the Intercalated Games (1906 in Athens). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Ewry has received more than 166,868 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Ray Ewry is the 13th most popular athlete (up from 24th in 2019), the 1,293rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,644th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Athlete.

Ray Ewry was most famous for being the first person to break the one minute mile.

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Over the past year Ray Ewry has had the most page views in the with 15,527 views, followed by Italian (4,978), and Hungarian (4,752). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Romanian (172.48%), Catalan (91.96%), and Slovak (55.30%)


Among athletes, Ray Ewry ranks 13 out of 6,025Before him are Spyridon Louis, Dick Fosbury, Ronnie Coleman, Usain Bolt, Fanny Blankers-Koen, and Javier Sotomayor. After him are Thomas Burke, Felix Baumgartner, Mike Powell, Stefka Kostadinova, Florence Griffith Joyner, and Ellery Harding Clark.

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Among people born in 1873, Ray Ewry ranks 33Before him are Alice Guy-Blaché, Christian Rakovsky, Feodor Chaliapin, Ejnar Hertzsprung, Ivanoe Bonomi, and Charles Péguy. After him are Lee de Forest, Alexander Bogdanov, Radoje Domanović, Tullio Levi-Civita, Robert Wiene, and Hayim Nahman Bialik. Among people deceased in 1937, Ray Ewry ranks 38Before him are Keke Geladze, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Albert Roussel, Edith Wharton, and Pavel Florensky. After him are Wallace Carothers, Walter Simons, Bessie Smith, Yeghishe Charents, Chūya Nakahara, and Louis Vierne.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Ewry ranks 1,293 out of 20,380Before him are Cordell Hull (1871), Michael Connelly (1956), Joe Mantegna (1947), Gillian Anderson (1968), John Saxon (1935), and Henry Hathaway (1898). After him are Anastacia (1968), Guy Williams (1924), Danny Aiello (1933), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), John Fenn (1917), and Robert Taylor (1911).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Ray Ewry ranks 6Before him are Jesse Owens (1913), Bob Beamon (1946), Carl Lewis (1961), Dick Fosbury (1947), and Ronnie Coleman (1964). After him are Thomas Burke (1875), Mike Powell (1963), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), Frank Zane (1942), and Larry Scott (1938).