Wilt Chamberlain

1936 - 1999

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Wilton Norman Chamberlain (; August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American professional basketball player who played as a center, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the sport's history. He played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the University of Kansas and for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilt Chamberlain has received more than 13,027,522 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Wilt Chamberlain is the 3rd most popular basketball player (down from 2nd in 2019), the 323rd most popular biography from United States (up from 413th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Basketball Player.

Wilt Chamberlain is most famous for being the only person to score 100 points in a single NBA game.

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Among basketball players, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 3 out of 1,264Before him are Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After him are Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, and Scottie Pippen.

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Among people born in 1936, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 14Before him are Ken Loach, Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, and Mikhail Tal. After him are David Carradine, Barack Obama Sr., Richard Bach, John McCain, F. W. de Klerk, and Dennis Hopper. Among people deceased in 1999, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 7Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Franjo Tuđman, Hussein of Jordan, Mario Puzo, Scatman John, and Hassan II of Morocco. After him are Pete Conrad, Joaquín Rodrigo, Yehudi Menuhin, Wassily Leontief, Gertrude B. Elion, and Amália Rodrigues.

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Among people born in United States, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 323 out of 15,968Before him are Herman Hollerith (1860), James Madison (1751), Henry James (1843), Anton LaVey (1930), Edwin McMillan (1907), and Ben Affleck (1972). After him are Zachary Taylor (1784), Paul Simon (1941), Grover Cleveland (1837), Rock Hudson (1925), Dan Brown (1964), and Calvin Coolidge (1872).


Among basketball players born in United States, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 3Before him are Michael Jordan (1963) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947). After him are Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Kobe Bryant (1978), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), and Scottie Pippen (1965).