Vesna Vulović

1950 - 2016

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Vesna Vulović (Serbian Cyrillic: Весна Вуловић, pronounced [ʋêsna ʋûːloʋitɕ]; 3 January 1950 – 23 December 2016) was a Serbian flight attendant who holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 m (33,330 ft; 6.31 mi). She was the sole survivor after a briefcase bomb exploded in the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367 on 26 January 1972, causing it to crash near Srbská Kamenice, Czechoslovakia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vesna Vulović has received more than 2,754,490 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Vesna Vulović is the 123rd most popular social activist (up from 203rd in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Serbia (up from 83rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Serbian Social Activist.

Vesna Vulović is most famous for the incident where she fell from a plane at 33,000 feet without a parachute and survived.

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Among social activists, Vesna Vulović ranks 123 out of 544Before her are Emily Davison, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Georgy Gapon, Wat Tyler, Alfred Naujocks, and Sergey Nechayev. After her are John Brown, Denis Mukwege, Marsha P. Johnson, Maria Altmann, Betty Williams, and Frederick Douglass.

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Among people born in 1950, Vesna Vulović ranks 41Before her are Jörg Haider, Ken Shimura, Chris Norman, Julie Walters, Mark Spitz, and Ma Ying-jeou. After her are Bjarne Stroustrup, William H. Macy, Tsugumi Ohba, Christina Onassis, Jeffery Deaver, and Jody Scheckter. Among people deceased in 2016, Vesna Vulović ranks 63Before her are Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Toots Thielemans, Vera Rubin, Michel Galabru, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, and Margot Honecker. After her are Michel Butor, Sonia Rykiel, Edgar Mitchell, Michel Tournier, Keith Emerson, and Thomas Schelling.

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Among people born in Serbia, Vesna Vulović ranks 57 out of 469Before her are Herennius Etruscus (220), Mihailo Obrenović (1823), Olivera Despina (1372), Milena Dravić (1940), Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia (1806), and Dobrica Ćosić (1921). After her are Gojko Mitić (1940), Aleksandar Vučić (1970), Moša Pijade (1890), Paul Abraham (1892), Draga Mašin (1864), and Filip Vujanović (1954).


Among social activists born in Serbia, Vesna Vulović ranks 2Before her are Dragutin Dimitrijević (1876).