William B. Lenoir

1939 - 2010

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William Benjamin Lenoir (March 14, 1939 – August 26, 2010) was an American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut. William Benjamin Lenoir was born on March 14, 1939, in Miami, Florida, as a son of Samuel Staples Lenoir (1910–1989) and Iona Catherine Lenoir (née Yann; 1915–1977). He attended Coral Gables Elementary School, Ponce de Leon Junior High School, and graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William B. Lenoir has received more than 92,642 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). William B. Lenoir is the 279th most popular astronaut (down from 263rd in 2019), the 10,473rd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,037th in 2019) and the 116th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, William B. Lenoir ranks 279 out of 556Before him are John Casper, Scott Kelly, Janet L. Kavandi, Kevin R. Kregel, Bryan D. O'Connor, and Margaret Rhea Seddon. After him are Vasily Tsibliyev, Brewster H. Shaw, Tamara E. Jernigan, Richard O. Covey, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, and Norman Thagard.

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Among people born in 1939, William B. Lenoir ranks 548Before him are Pat Crerand, Stanley Anderson, Jorge Fons, Pam Kilborn, Johanna Dohnal, and Michele Brown. After him are Anthony Lake, Lee Trevino, Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek, Terry Kiser, David Souter, and Paul Winter. Among people deceased in 2010, William B. Lenoir ranks 406Before him are Jerzy Stefan Stawiński, Michele Giordano, Christoph Schlingensief, György Mitró, Audrey Williamson, and Johanna Dohnal. After him are Tom Mankiewicz, Rajeshwari Chatterjee, Zbigniew Wassermann, Beryl Bainbridge, Alex Chilton, and Fríða Á. Sigurðardóttir.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William B. Lenoir ranks 10,473 out of 20,380Before him are Gene Saks (1921), Kristen Pfaff (1967), Janeane Garofalo (1964), Mick Garris (1951), Victor Salva (1958), and Robert Daniel Carmichael (1879). After him are Ernest Lehman (1915), Laurie Bird (1952), Joseph Mascolo (1929), Kurt Wimmer (1964), Jerry Pournelle (1933), and Charles Olson (1910).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, William B. Lenoir ranks 116Before him are John Casper (1943), Scott Kelly (1964), Janet L. Kavandi (1959), Kevin R. Kregel (1956), Bryan D. O'Connor (1946), and Margaret Rhea Seddon (1947). After him are Brewster H. Shaw (1945), Tamara E. Jernigan (1959), Richard O. Covey (1946), Norman Thagard (1943), William E. Thornton (1929), and S. David Griggs (1939).