Rusty Wailes

1926 - 2002

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Richard "Rusty" Donald Wailes, a.k.a. Perfect Oarsman (March 21, 1936 in Edmonds, Washington – October 11, 2002 on Lake Washington) was an American rower. Wailes began sport rowing when he entered Yale University in the fall of 1954. Within two years he was part of the gold medal-winning eight-man U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rusty Wailes has received more than 24,459 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Rusty Wailes is the 2,216th most popular athlete, the 12,171st most popular biography from United States and the 383rd most popular American Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 24k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rusty Wailes by language

Over the past year Rusty Wailes has had the most page views in the with 2,965 views, followed by Chinese (659), and Dutch (447). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (371.43%), Spanish (191.14%), and Egyptian Arabic (39.33%)


Among athletes, Rusty Wailes ranks 2,216 out of 6,025Before him are Nina Zyuskova, Fermín Cacho, Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen, Charles Manring, Benny Brown, and Svetla Otsetova. After him are Nobutaka Taguchi, Torben Grael, William Gilmore, Arto Härkönen, Jon Drummond, and Robert Stangland.

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Among people born in 1926, Rusty Wailes ranks 526Before him are Jane Withers, Bruce Harlan, James Lipton, Narinder Singh Kapany, J. P. Donleavy, and Kenneth Richmond. After him are Hazel Court, Joe Kubert, Lurleen Wallace, Gulab Bai, Bud Shank, and Desmond Connell. Among people deceased in 2002, Rusty Wailes ranks 340Before him are Günther Ortmann, Kaifi Azmi, Shirley Scott, Lisa Lopes, Nasir Hussain, and Harry Hay. After him are Larry Rivers, Jerry Heidenreich, Ernesto Díaz, Julia Phillips, Adele Jergens, and Barbara Castle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rusty Wailes ranks 12,171 out of 20,380Before him are Benny Brown (1953), Kim Thayil (1960), Beverly Cleary (1916), Patty McCormack (1945), Paula Cole (1968), and John Shelby Spong (1931). After him are Michele Bachmann (1956), James van Hoften (1944), William Gilmore (1895), Willa Fitzgerald (1991), David Darling (1941), and Ross Marquand (1981).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Rusty Wailes ranks 383Before him are Frank Havens (1924), Daniel Frank (1882), Kenny Roberts Jr. (1973), David Goggins (1975), Charles Manring (1929), and Benny Brown (1953). After him are William Gilmore (1895), Jon Drummond (1968), Robert Stangland (1881), Martha Hudson (1939), Mack Robinson (1914), and Dwight Phillips (1977).