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Walter Cronkite

1916 - 2009

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Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years, from 1962 to 1981. During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Cronkite has received more than 4,519,932 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Walter Cronkite is the 17th most popular presenter (down from 16th in 2019), the 3,259th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,047th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Presenter.

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Among presenters, Walter Cronkite ranks 17 out of 110Before him are David Letterman, Anna Moffo, Nick Vujicic, Ed Sullivan, Christine Chubbuck, and Johnny Carson. After him are Chris Wallace, Rudi Carrell, Sharon Osbourne, Thomas Gottschalk, Howard Stern, and Michael Buffer.

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Among people born in 1916, Walter Cronkite ranks 115Before him are Unica Zürn, Archie Moore, Edmundo Suárez, Julian Rotter, Arno Peters, and Zail Singh. After him are Harold Robbins, Sangoulé Lamizana, Ruth Handler, Ramón José Velásquez, Morris West, and Halil İnalcık. Among people deceased in 2009, Walter Cronkite ranks 117Before him are Marilyn Chambers, Willy DeVille, Vyacheslav Ivankov, Gene Barry, Francisco Ayala, and Savka Dabčević-Kučar. After him are Johannes Mario Simmel, Budd Schulberg, Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh, Henry Allingham, Zbigniew Religa, and Béla Király.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Cronkite ranks 3,259 out of 18,182Before him are Ric Ocasek (1949), Jack Williamson (1908), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Triple H (1969), Dennis Meadows (1942), and Stephenie Meyer (1973). After him are George M. Dallas (1792), Steve Harvey (1957), Paul Thomas Anderson (1970), Charles Addams (1912), Rebecca De Mornay (1959), and Roger Y. Tsien (1952).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Walter Cronkite ranks 12Before him are Fred Rogers (1928), David Letterman (1947), Anna Moffo (1932), Ed Sullivan (1901), Christine Chubbuck (1944), and Johnny Carson (1925). After him are Chris Wallace (1947), Howard Stern (1954), Michael Buffer (1944), Mike Bongiorno (1924), Conan O'Brien (1963), and Barbara Walters (1929).