Thomas Curtis

1873 - 1944

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Thomas Pelham Curtis (January 9, 1873 – May 23, 1944) was an American athlete and the winner of the 110 metres hurdles at the 1896 Summer Olympics.Curtis, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology student of electrical engineering, travelled to Athens as a member of the Boston Athletic Association. At the first day of the first modern Olympic Games, Curtis advanced to the 100 metres final by winning his heat with a time of 12.2 seconds. He later withdrew from that race to prepare for the 110 metres hurdles final, which was his main event at the Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Curtis has received more than 27,315 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Thomas Curtis is the 70th most popular athlete (down from 65th in 2019), the 2,858th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,465th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Athlete.

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Among athletes, Thomas Curtis ranks 70 out of 3,055Before him are Gustav Flatow, Mohammed Gammoudi, Irina Press, Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Inese Jaunzeme, and Aladár Gerevich. After him are Alberto Juantorena, Matti Järvinen, Robert Hichens, Valeriy Brumel, Naoto Tajima, and Frederick Lorz.

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Among people born in 1873, Thomas Curtis ranks 73Before him are Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg, Alexey Shchusev, Leo Fall, Leon Czolgosz, E. D. Morel, and Hans Berger. After him are Iuliu Maniu, Félix d'Herelle, Józef Haller, Dámaso Berenguer, Rudolf Rocker, and Kyōka Izumi. Among people deceased in 1944, Thomas Curtis ranks 125Before him are Musa Cälil, Abdurreshid Ibrahim, André Abegglen, Ida Tarbell, Paul Hazard, and Walter Heitz. After him are Noor Inayat Khan, Manuel L. Quezon, Lupe Vélez, Prince Gustav of Denmark, Mineichi Koga, and Félix Fénéon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Curtis ranks 2,858 out of 15,968Before him are Allen Newell (1927), Bea Arthur (1922), Chuck Lorre (1952), Ralph Waite (1928), Miley Cyrus (1992), and Barbara O'Neil (1910). After him are Sue Lyon (1946), Denise Richards (1971), Billie Eilish (2001), Robert Davi (1953), John Waters (1946), and Edgar Lee Masters (1868).

Among ATHLETES In United States

Among athletes born in United States, Thomas Curtis ranks 25Before him are Larry Scott (1938), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), Parry O'Brien (1932), Archie Hahn (1880), Robert Garrett (1875), and Jim Thorpe (1887). After him are Frederick Lorz (1884), Jim Hines (1946), Betty Robinson (1911), Ralph Craig (1889), Harrison Dillard (1923), and Donald Lippincott (1893).