Terry Fox

1958 - 1981

Terry Fox

Terrance Stanley Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated due to cancer, he embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terry Fox has received more than 3,704,548 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 260th most popular athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Terry Fox ranks 261 out of 2,090Before him are Wolfgang Nordwig, Karl Hein, Bevil Rudd, Launceston Elliot, Martin Lundström, and Gustaf Söderström. After him are William Porter, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Harri Larva, Henry Eriksson, Mykola Avilov, and Oscar Pistorius.

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Among people born in 1958, Terry Fox ranks 116Before him are Raul Khajimba, Lakhdar Belloumi, Jennifer Tilly, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Julian Sands, and Greg Mankiw. After him are Oscar Schmidt, Sergey Sobyanin, Zlatko Vujović, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Deon Meyer, and Kim Coates. Among people deceased in 1981, Terry Fox ranks 118Before him are Robert Montgomery, Agniya Barto, Allan Dwan, Lydia Lopokova, Delfo Cabrera, and Mary Lou Williams. After him are Philippe Étancelin, Benjamin Sheares, Juan Trippe, Ludwig Goldbrunner, Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, and Hoagy Carmichael.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Terry Fox ranks 220 out of 840Before him are William Kahan (1933), Michael Bublé (1975), John Diefenbaker (1895), Oliver Platt (1960), Jeff Wall (1946), and James LaBrie (1963). After him are Henri Richard (1936), Colleen Dewhurst (1924), Hal Foster (1892), Stephen McHattie (null), Northrop Frye (1912), and Philip Guston (1913).

Among ATHLETES In Canada

Among athletes born in Canada, Terry Fox ranks 2Before him are Ethel Smith (1907). After him are Percy Williams (1908), Étienne Desmarteau (1873), Duncan McNaughton (1910), Robert Benson (1894), Earl Thomson (1895), Myriam Bédard (1969), Hayley Wickenheiser (1978), Clara Hughes (1972), Theoren Fleury (1968), and Scott Moir (1987).

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