Ron Kovic

1946 - Today

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Ronald Lawrence Kovic (born July 4, 1946) is an American anti-war activist, author, and United States Marine Corps sergeant who was wounded and paralyzed in the Vietnam War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ron Kovic has received more than 2,054,325 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ron Kovic is the 2,510th most popular writer (up from 3,745th in 2019), the 3,177th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,013th in 2019) and the 272nd most popular American Writer.

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  • 20

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  • 4.51

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  • 2.59

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Notable Works

Born on the Fourth of July
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Conflicto Vietnamita, 1961-1975
This New York Times best seller (more than one million copies sold) details the author's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film version)—from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti-Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair.
Born on the 4th of July
Born on 4th July


Among writers, Ron Kovic ranks 2,510 out of 7,302Before him are Alice B. Toklas, Gustave Aimard, Bulleh Shah, René Crevel, Theodore Prodromos, and Xu Zhimo. After him are Okakura Kakuzō, Ewald Christian von Kleist, Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Donald E. Westlake, Bella Rosenfeld, and Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil.

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Among people born in 1946, Ron Kovic ranks 233Before him are Tom Savini, Craig Venter, John Waters, Anatoliy Banishevskiy, Robert Metcalfe, and Lesley Gore. After him are Marián Čalfa, Reggie Jackson, John Watson, Andrea Dworkin, René Jacobs, and Anatoliy Byshovets.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ron Kovic ranks 3,177 out of 20,380Before him are Alice B. Toklas (1877), Artie Shaw (1910), Richard Hamming (1915), Lesley Gore (1946), Marlena Shaw (1939), and Joseph Strauss (1870). After him are Tallulah Bankhead (1902), Sally Ride (1951), Tatum O'Neal (1963), Alex North (1910), Chris Sarandon (1942), and Anthony Fauci (1940).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ron Kovic ranks 272Before him are Mary Mapes Dodge (1831), Winston Groom (1943), Annie Proulx (1935), Richard Wright (1908), Michael Bishop (1945), and Alice B. Toklas (1877). After him are Donald E. Westlake (1933), Margaret Fuller (1810), John Edward Williams (1922), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), Katherine Jackson (1930), and Alexandra Ripley (1934).