Richard F. Gordon Jr.

1929 - 2017

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Richard Francis "Dick" Gordon Jr. (October 5, 1929 – November 6, 2017) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and a football executive. He was one of 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as command module pilot of the Apollo 12 mission, which orbited the Moon 45 times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard F. Gordon Jr. has received more than 468,741 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Richard F. Gordon Jr. is the 62nd most popular astronaut (down from 58th in 2019), the 2,918th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,893rd in 2019) and the 28th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 62 out of 556Before him are Pavel Belyayev, Valentina Ponomaryova, Musa Manarov, Georgy Beregovoy, Jean-Loup Chrétien, and Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa. After him are Christa McAuliffe, Vyacheslav Zudov, Aleksei Gubarev, Karol J. Bobko, Gordon Cooper, and Claude Nicollier.

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Among people born in 1929, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 165Before him are Amitai Etzioni, Peter Sculthorpe, René Laloux, Vic Morrow, Camilo Torres Restrepo, and Jacques Deray. After him are Claude Rich, Zeca Afonso, Charles Tilly, Anne Meara, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Elio Petri. Among people deceased in 2017, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 151Before him are Todor Veselinović, Don Rickles, Manuel Sanchís Martínez, Charles Bachman, Umberto Lenzi, and Frank Vincent. After him are William Peter Blatty, Claude Rich, Ludmila Belousova, Mildred Dresselhaus, Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, and Ulf Stark.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 2,918 out of 20,380Before him are Ellen Church (1904), King C. Gillette (1855), Dean Norris (1963), Karen Black (1939), Terence McKenna (1946), and William Levada (1936). After him are Kathy Reichs (1948), William Peter Blatty (1928), Natalie Cole (1950), Winfield Scott (1786), Jerry Seinfeld (1954), and Douglas Hofstadter (1945).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 28Before him are Bruce McCandless II (1937), John Young (1930), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Walter Cunningham (1932), Wally Schirra (1923), and Ronald Evans (1933). After him are Christa McAuliffe (1948), Karol J. Bobko (1937), Gordon Cooper (1927), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Michael J. Smith (1945), and Mary L. Cleave (1947).