Van Cliburn

1934 - 2013

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Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr. (; July 12, 1934 – February 27, 2013) was an American pianist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Van Cliburn has received more than 957,923 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Van Cliburn is the 531st most popular musician (down from 423rd in 2019), the 2,746th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,355th in 2019) and the 154th most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 960k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.54

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Van Cliburn ranks 531 out of 3,175Before him are Verivery, Wes Montgomery, Joey DeMaio, Bobby McFerrin, Don Henley, and K. K. Downing. After him are Freddie King, Rudolf Kempe, James Kottak, Tito Jackson, Bebo Valdés, and Tom Fogerty.

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Among people born in 1934, Van Cliburn ranks 138Before him are Claude Zidi, Umberto Agnelli, Waldo Machado, Sergio Balanzino, Dida, and Elgin Baylor. After him are Freddie King, Lakhdar Brahimi, Audre Lorde, Eileen Atkins, Zurab Tsereteli, and Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed. Among people deceased in 2013, Van Cliburn ranks 132Before him are Édouard Molinaro, Jim Kelly, Emilio Pericoli, Emilio Colombo, Marta Eggerth, and Álvaro Mutis. After him are Bebo Valdés, Margherita Hack, Chris Kyle, Mitja Ribičič, Shakuntala Devi, and Mariangela Melato.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Van Cliburn ranks 2,746 out of 20,380Before him are Samuel R. Delany (1942), Patrick Wilson (1973), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), Katy Perry (1984), Jim Rogers (1942), and E. L. Doctorow (1931). After him are Amedee Reyburn (1889), Cheech Marin (1946), John Ritter (1948), Freddie King (1934), Michael Spence (1943), and Ed Asner (1929).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Van Cliburn ranks 154Before him are Maurice White (1941), Grace Slick (1939), Wes Montgomery (1923), Joey DeMaio (1954), Bobby McFerrin (1950), and Don Henley (1947). After him are Freddie King (1934), James Kottak (1962), Tito Jackson (1953), Tom Fogerty (1941), Murray Perahia (1947), and Buddy Guy (1936).