Sammy Davis Jr.

1925 - 1990

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Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, actor, comedian and dancer. At age two, Davis began his career in Vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sammy Davis Jr. has received more than 11,336,894 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Sammy Davis Jr. is the 295th most popular singer (down from 274th in 2019), the 1,739th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,788th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular American Singer.

Sammy Davis Jr. is most famous for being a popular and successful African-American actor, singer, and dancer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.98

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Sammy Davis Jr.s by language

Over the past year Sammy Davis Jr. has had the most page views in the with 1,289,394 views, followed by German (71,378), and Spanish (55,522). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Indonesian (296.88%), Simple English (223.92%), and Ido (99.39%)


Among singers, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 295 out of 4,381Before him are Sabah, Dave Gahan, Loreen, Elis Regina, Alfredo Kraus, and Bülent Ersoy. After him are Vicente Fernández, Šaban Šaulić, John Fogerty, Wolf Biermann, Jussi Björling, and Sacha Distel.

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Among people born in 1925, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 95Before him are Bill Haley, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Nicolai Gedda, Dettmar Cramer, Tom Gehrels, and Hugo Koblet. After him are Martin Rodbell, Honor Blackman, Uzi Narkiss, Tofiq Bahramov, John Pople, and Georges Delerue. Among people deceased in 1990, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 55Before him are Art Blakey, Taiichi Ohno, Jill Ireland, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Delphine Seyrig, and Philippe Soupault. After him are Aaron Copland, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Stewart Bell, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, and Jim Henson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 1,739 out of 20,380Before him are Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), Saul Kripke (1940), Alan Greenspan (1926), Mitch McConnell (1942), Hiram Bingham III (1875), and Joe Satriani (1956). After him are Ving Rhames (1959), Sol LeWitt (1928), Henry Ford II (1917), John Fogerty (1945), Barbara Bel Geddes (1922), and Martin Rodbell (1925).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sammy Davis Jr. ranks 92Before him are Mariah Carey (1969), Busta Rhymes (1972), Stevie Nicks (1948), Janet Jackson (1966), Roberta Flack (1937), and Sonny Bono (1935). After him are John Fogerty (1945), Coolio (1963), "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959), Cab Calloway (1907), Axl Rose (1962), and Joey Ramone (1951).