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Vern Mikkelsen

1928 - 2013

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Arild Verner Agerskov Mikkelsen (October 21, 1928 – November 21, 2013) was an American professional basketball player. One of the National Basketball Association's first power forwards in the 1950s, he was known for his tenacious defense. Also an ironman, he played in 699 out of a possible 704 during his career. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vern Mikkelsen has received more than 188,190 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Vern Mikkelsen is the 232nd most popular basketball player (down from 190th in 2019), the 9,909th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,054th in 2019) and the 139th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Vern Mikkelsen ranks 232 out of 1,268Before him are Rudy Gobert, Grant Hill, Carl Shy, Ron Harper, Ralph Bishop, and Mihovil Nakić. After him are Rajon Rondo, Andre Iguodala, DeMar DeRozan, Joakim Noah, Terry Dischinger, and Rik Smits.

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Among people born in 1928, Vern Mikkelsen ranks 468Before him are Joseph Kruskal, Bruce Ames, Gino Munaron, Ted Sorensen, Martin Davis, and Surya Bahadur Thapa. After him are Fred Ebb, Peter Taylor, Stig Claesson, Sheila Lerwill, Bernard Cribbins, and Donald Henderson. Among people deceased in 2013, Vern Mikkelsen ranks 402Before him are Henry Taylor, Chokri Belaid, Ernest Schultz, Don Meineke, Ronnie Ray Smith, and Stanislav Stepashkin. After him are Bryan Forbes, Mohamed Brahmi, Viktor Zinger, Taisia Chenchik, Stan Vickers, and Ruth Patrick.

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Among people born in United States, Vern Mikkelsen ranks 9,909 out of 18,182Before him are Terry Kiser (1939), Saweetie (1993), Greg Maddux (1966), James Moody (1925), Edmund Breese (1871), and Tom Florie (1897). After him are Summer Phoenix (1978), Randy Barnes (1966), Miguel Cotto (1980), Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968), Patricia Barber (1955), and Donald Petrie (1954).


Among basketball players born in United States, Vern Mikkelsen ranks 139Before him are Robert Horry (1970), David Thompson (1953), Grant Hill (1972), Carl Shy (1908), Ron Harper (1964), and Ralph Bishop (1915). After him are Rajon Rondo (1986), Andre Iguodala (1984), DeMar DeRozan (1989), Joakim Noah (1985), Terry Dischinger (1940), and Chris Bosh (1984).