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Wilt Chamberlain

1936 - 1999

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Wilton Norman Chamberlain ( CHAYM-bər-lin; August 21, 1936 – October 12, 1999) was an American professional basketball player. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall, he played center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 14 seasons. Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Chamberlain was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978 and elected to the NBA's 35th, 50th, and 75th anniversary teams. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wilt Chamberlain has received more than 21,139,295 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Wilt Chamberlain is the 4th most popular basketball player (down from 3rd in 2019), the 470th most popular biography from United States (down from 323rd in 2019) and the 4th 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 4 out of 1,268Before him are Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O'Neal. After him are Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West.

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Among people born in 1936, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 24Before him are David Carradine, Barack Obama Sr., F. W. de Klerk, Harald zur Hausen, Richard Bach, and Dennis Hopper. After him are Zubin Mehta, Glen Campbell, Jim Clark, Ismail Kadare, Aga Khan IV, and Virna Lisi. Among people deceased in 1999, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 13Before him are Joaquín Rodrigo, Pete Conrad, Gertrude B. Elion, Amália Rodrigues, Yehudi Menuhin, and Raisa Gorbacheva. After him are Robert Bresson, Wassily Leontief, Georgios Papadopoulos, Petr Shelokhonov, Willi Stoph, and Desmond Llewelyn.

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Among people born in United States, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 470 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Tibbets (1915), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Oprah Winfrey (1954), and Lauren Bacall (1924). After him are Sarah Palin (1964), Danny Trejo (1944), Goldie Hawn (1945), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Bryan Cranston (1956), and Eddie Murphy (1961).


Among basketball players born in United States, Wilt Chamberlain ranks 4Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), and Shaquille O'Neal (1972). After him are Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Clyde Drexler (1962), Oscar Robertson (1938), and Jerry West (1938).