Thomas Burke

1875 - 1929

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Thomas Edmund "Tom" Burke (January 15, 1875 – February 14, 1929) was an American sprinter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Burke has received more than 16,857 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Thomas Burke is the 13th most popular athlete (down from 9th in 2019), the 1,099th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,162nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Athlete.

Thomas Burke is most famous for his book, "The Outlaw's Journal," which was published in 1837. The book is about a man who is on the run from the law and is not afraid to rob, steal, or kill to get what he wants.

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Among athletes, Thomas Burke ranks 13 out of 3,055Before him are Luz Long, Jānis Lūsis, Bob Beamon, Carl Lewis, Dana Zátopková, and Dick Fosbury. After him are Ray Ewry, Stanisława Walasiewicz, Robert Shavlakadze, Felix Baumgartner, Usain Bolt, and Fanny Blankers-Koen.

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Among people born in 1875, Thomas Burke ranks 33Before him are Zhang Zuolin, D. W. Griffith, Henri Lebesgue, Anatoly Lunacharsky, Hiram Bingham III, and Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Cléo de Mérode, Ludwig Prandtl, Albert Marquet, Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Mihály Károlyi, and Walter Chrysler. Among people deceased in 1929, Thomas Burke ranks 23Before him are Charles Cooley, Émile Loubet, Maria Christina of Austria, Antoine Bourdelle, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia, and Franz Rosenzweig. After him are Habibullāh Kalakāni, Richard Réti, Arthur Scherbius, Mercédès Jellinek, Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Jan Baudouin de Courtenay.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Burke ranks 1,099 out of 15,968Before him are Anthony Mann (1906), Kevin Bacon (1958), Big Show (1972), Al Jarreau (1940), Idina Menzel (1971), and Clive Cussler (1931). After him are Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Uma Thurman (1970), Charles Ives (1874), Powers Boothe (1948), Laura Branigan (1952), and Sacagawea (1780).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Thomas Burke ranks 6Before him are Jesse Owens (1913), Louis Zamperini (1917), Bob Beamon (1946), Carl Lewis (1961), and Dick Fosbury (1947). After him are Ray Ewry (1873), Bobby Morrow (1935), Wilma Rudolph (1940), Al Oerter (1936), Mike Powell (1963), and Ellery Harding Clark (1874).