Richard F. Gordon Jr.

1929 - 2017

Richard F. Gordon Jr.

Richard Francis Gordon Jr. (October 5, 1929 – November 6, 2017) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, and an American football executive. He was one of 24 people to have flown to the Moon, as the command module pilot of the 1969 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 271,479 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 46th most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 46 out of 501Before him are Michael P. Anderson, Christa McAuliffe, Viktor Patsayev, Thomas P. Stafford, Jean-Loup Chrétien, and Kalpana Chawla. After him are Gordon Cooper, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Ellison Onizuka, Ronald Evans, Mirosław Hermaszewski, and Ken Mattingly.

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Among people born in 1929, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 134Before him are Claude Goretta, Carlos Lacoste, Sixten Jernberg, Ronnie Biggs, Darío Castrillón Hoyos, and Thomas Remengesau Sr.. After him are Joe Pass, Lee Hazlewood, James Hong, Zeca Afonso, Katherine Helmond, and Peter Yates. Among people deceased in 2017, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 118Before him are Luis Bacalov, Dionigi Tettamanzi, Tom Regan, Lubomyr Husar, Omar Abdel-Rahman, and John Heard. After him are Tobe Hooper, William Peter Blatty, Bernard Francis Law, Gorden Kaye, Anne Golon, and John Hillerman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 2,270 out of 12,171Before him are David Packard (1912), Lon Chaney (1883), Dean Cain (1966), Carl Wieman (1951), Andie MacDowell (1958), and Lee Grant (1927). After him are Mary Steenburgen (1953), Maria Mitchell (1818), Leslie Easterbrook (1949), Tobe Hooper (1943), William Peter Blatty (1928), and Philo Farnsworth (1906).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Richard F. Gordon Jr. ranks 25Before him are Charles Duke (1935), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Fred Haise (1933), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Christa McAuliffe (1948), and Thomas P. Stafford (1930). After him are Gordon Cooper (1927), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Ronald Evans (1933), Ken Mattingly (1936), Wally Schirra (1923), and Dick Scobee (1939).