New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Woody Guthrie

1912 - 1967

Photo of Woody Guthrie

Icon of person Woody Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (; July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, one of the most significant figures in American folk music. His work focused on themes of American socialism and anti-fascism. He has inspired several generations both politically and musically with songs such as "This Land Is Your Land", written in response to the American exceptionalist song "God Bless America".Guthrie wrote hundreds of country, folk, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Woody Guthrie has received more than 4,952,679 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Woody Guthrie is the 317th most popular musician (down from 297th in 2019), the 1,836th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,612th in 2019) and the 93rd most popular American Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 48

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Woody Guthries by language


Among musicians, Woody Guthrie ranks 317 out of 2,662Before him are Ian Anderson, Isaac Hayes, Michael Schenker, Paul Desmond, Djivan Gasparyan, and Franco Battiato. After him are Steve Vai, Salif Keita, Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich of Russia, Albert King, Scott McKenzie, and Ry Cooder.

Most Popular Musicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1912, Woody Guthrie ranks 80Before him are Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Yuen Siu-tien, Barbara W. Tuchman, Michel Debré, A. E. van Vogt, and Lady Bird Johnson. After him are Chaïm Perelman, Arne Næss, Richard Brooks, Sohn Kee-chung, Hugh Griffith, and Jacques Ellul. Among people deceased in 1967, Woody Guthrie ranks 66Before him are Julius Schaub, Paul Muni, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Tom Simpson, Günther Blumentritt, and Dorothy Parker. After him are Primo Carnera, Géza Lakatos, Roger B. Chaffee, Basil Rathbone, George Kelly, and Marcel Aymé.

Others Born in 1912

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1967

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Woody Guthrie ranks 1,836 out of 18,182Before him are Tobe Hooper (1943), Frances Conroy (1953), Dorothy Parker (1893), Gary Ridgway (1949), George Roy Hill (1921), and Bess Truman (1885). After him are Kirsten Dunst (1982), Lily Tomlin (1939), Jan-Michael Vincent (1944), Tom Wolfe (1930), Barbara Bach (1947), and Steve Vai (1960).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Woody Guthrie ranks 93Before him are Moby (1965), Johnny Ramone (1948), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), Fred Durst (1970), Isaac Hayes (1942), and Paul Desmond (1924). After him are Steve Vai (1960), Albert King (1923), Scott McKenzie (1939), Ry Cooder (1947), John Densmore (1944), and Ray Conniff (1916).