Roy Sullivan

1912 - 1983

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Roy Cleveland Sullivan (February 7, 1912 – September 28, 1983) was a United States park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Between 1942 and 1977, Sullivan was claimed to have been hit by lightning on seven occasions, surviving all of them. For this reason, he gained the nicknames "Human Lightning Conductor" and "Human Lightning Rod". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Sullivan has received more than 2,586,260 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Roy Sullivan is the 47th most popular celebrity (up from 48th in 2019), the 2,089th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,235th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Roy Sullivan ranks 47 out of 184Before him are Dan Inosanto, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, Fritz Pfeffer, Anna Nicole Smith, Elizabeth Stride, and Edie Sedgwick. After him are Lizzie Borden, Eduard Roschmann, Keke Geladze, Christine Keeler, Joseph Meister, and Daisy and Violet Hilton.

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Among people born in 1912, Roy Sullivan ranks 90Before him are Richard Brooks, Jacques Ellul, Perry Como, Nereo Rocco, Rihei Sano, and Petar Stambolić. After him are Axel Springer, David Packard, Jean Améry, Fritz Fischer, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and Philibert Tsiranana. Among people deceased in 1983, Roy Sullivan ranks 51Before him are Victor Turner, Horst Schumann, Georges Bidault, Joan Robinson, William Walton, and Walther Nehring. After him are Shizo Kanakuri, Louison Bobet, Norma Shearer, László Budai, Salo Flohr, and Karen Carpenter.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roy Sullivan ranks 2,089 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Lucas (1930), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Renée Taylor (1933), Dana Elcar (1927), Frederik Pohl (1919), and James B. Donovan (1916). After him are Jonathan Frakes (1952), Curtis LeMay (1906), Charlie Wilson (1933), Ethel Barrymore (1879), Katey Sagal (1954), and Kamehameha II (1797).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Roy Sullivan ranks 19Before him are Sarah Knauss (1880), Kim Peek (1951), Annie Oakley (1860), Dan Inosanto (1936), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), and Edie Sedgwick (1943). After him are Lizzie Borden (1860), Paris Hilton (1981), Betsy Ross (1752), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Kourtney Kardashian (1979), and Jon Brower Minnoch (1941).