Ray Ewry

1873 - 1937

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Raymond "Ray" 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 139,492 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ray Ewry is the 14th most popular athlete (down from 13th in 2019), the 1,151st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,322nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Athlete.

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

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Among athletes, Ray Ewry ranks 14 out of 3,055Before him are Jānis Lūsis, Bob Beamon, Carl Lewis, Dana Zátopková, Dick Fosbury, and Thomas Burke. After him are Stanisława Walasiewicz, Robert Shavlakadze, Felix Baumgartner, Usain Bolt, Fanny Blankers-Koen, and Hannes Kolehmainen.

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Among people born in 1873, Ray Ewry ranks 29Before him are Otto Loewi, Francisco I. Madero, Max Reinhardt, Christian Rakovsky, Ejnar Hertzsprung, and Kyösti Kallio. After him are Charles Péguy, Alice Guy-Blaché, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, Ivanoe Bonomi, Hayim Nahman Bialik, and Constantin Carathéodory. Among people deceased in 1937, Ray Ewry ranks 33Before him are Karol Szymanowski, Rudolf Otto, Albert Roussel, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Charles-Marie Widor, and Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse. After him are Edith Wharton, Emilio Mola, Frank B. Kellogg, Louis Vierne, Pavel Florensky, and Yeghishe Charents.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Ewry ranks 1,151 out of 15,968Before him are Susan Hayward (1917), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Billie Jean King (1943), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), George Stinney (1929), and Morgan Fairchild (1950). After him are Sherwood Anderson (1876), Andre Agassi (1970), Robert Taylor (1911), David Duchovny (1960), Barbara Bach (1947), and Linda Hunt (1945).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Ray Ewry ranks 7Before him are Jesse Owens (1913), Louis Zamperini (1917), Bob Beamon (1946), Carl Lewis (1961), Dick Fosbury (1947), and Thomas Burke (1875). After him are Bobby Morrow (1935), Wilma Rudolph (1940), Al Oerter (1936), Mike Powell (1963), Ellery Harding Clark (1874), and Alvin Kraenzlein (1876).