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 (1962–1981). During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll. Cronkite reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Cronkite has received more than 4,200,914 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Walter Cronkite is the 16th most popular presenter (down from 13th in 2019), the 3,048th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,811th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Presenter.

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Among presenters, Walter Cronkite ranks 16 out of 109Before him are David Letterman, Bear Grylls, Anna Moffo, Christine Chubbuck, Johnny Carson, and Ed Sullivan. After him are Nick Vujicic, Sharon Osbourne, Rudi Carrell, Michael Buffer, Howard Stern, and Mike Bongiorno.

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Among people born in 1916, Walter Cronkite ranks 100Before him are Mika Špiljak, Pietro Rava, Manea Mănescu, Moondog, Helmut Gröttrup, and Archie Moore. After him are Chiang Fang-liang, Vladimir Demikhov, Anthony Dawson, Maurice Bavaud, Ignacio Trelles, and Edmundo Suárez. Among people deceased in 2009, Walter Cronkite ranks 109Before him are Bea Arthur, Samak Sundaravej, Eleanor F. Helin, Manea Mănescu, Meir Amit, and Friaça. After him are Budd Schulberg, Ryuzo Hiraki, Pierre Harmel, Tayeb Salih, Pierre Gamarra, and Konstantin Feoktistov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Cronkite ranks 3,048 out of 15,968Before him are Ed Sullivan (1901), Michael Walzer (1935), Ernest Guiraud (1837), Ray Dolby (1933), Cynthia Nixon (1966), and Max Roach (1924). After him are Baruch Goldstein (1956), Orson Scott Card (1951), Hal Ashby (1929), Lawrence Block (1938), Jeff Buckley (1966), and KRS-One (1965).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Walter Cronkite ranks 12Before him are Alex Jones (1974), David Letterman (1947), Anna Moffo (1932), Christine Chubbuck (1944), Johnny Carson (1925), and Ed Sullivan (1901). After him are Michael Buffer (1944), Howard Stern (1954), Mike Bongiorno (1924), Regis Philbin (1931), Conan O'Brien (1963), and Barbara Walters (1929).