Thane Baker

1931 - Today

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Walter Thane Baker (born October 4, 1931) is an American former sprinter and winner of the gold medal in the 4x100 m relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, with a new world record of 39.5 seconds. At those Olympics Baker also won a silver medal in the 100-meter and a bronze in the 200-meter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thane Baker has received more than 39,962 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Thane Baker is the 1,934th most popular athlete (down from 1,417th in 2019), the 11,073rd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,319th in 2019) and the 332nd most popular American Athlete.

Memorability Metrics

  • 40k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.28

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Thane Bakers by language

Over the past year Thane Baker has had the most page views in the with 4,605 views, followed by Chinese (838), and German (568). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (29.92%), Ukrainian (29.24%), and Arabic (18.25%)


Among athletes, Thane Baker ranks 1,934 out of 6,025Before him are Joseph Vissers, Burton Jastram, Claudia Testoni, Jasna Kolar-Merdan, Miroslav Poljak, and Hugo Wieslander. After him are Vitold Kreyer, Jean Gachet, Bob Schul, Jess Thorup, Serafim Todorov, and Peter Donlon.

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Among people born in 1931, Thane Baker ranks 559Before him are Tadeusz Rut, Maxine Singer, Gianuario Carta, Bill Hoskyns, Clifford Jordan, and Arne Nordheim. After him are Isidore Mankofsky, Werner Israel, Bassano Staffieri, Ernie Banks, Teresa Brewer, and Thomas Shardelow.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thane Baker ranks 11,073 out of 20,380Before him are Al Foster (1943), Balthazar Getty (1975), Matt Hardy (1974), Richard Edson (1954), James H. Billington (1929), and Soraya (1969). After him are Barney Bigard (1906), Kristine Lilly (1971), Oguchi Onyewu (1982), Sidney Wood (1911), Wilfred Benítez (1958), and Eleanor Holm (1913).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Thane Baker ranks 332Before him are Al Joyner (1960), Henry Proctor (1929), Edwin Graves (1897), Ron Freeman (1947), Allyson Felix (1985), and Burton Jastram (1910). After him are Bob Schul (1937), Peter Donlon (1906), George Simpson (1908), Forrest Towns (1914), Louis Wilkins (1882), and John Mulcahy (1876).