Bugsy Siegel

1906 - 1947

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Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (; February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American mobster who was a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip. Siegel was influential within the Jewish Mob, along with his childhood friend and fellow gangster Meyer Lansky, and he also held significant influence within the Italian-American Mafia and the largely Italian-Jewish National Crime Syndicate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bugsy Siegel has received more than 8,397,496 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Bugsy Siegel is the 107th most popular social activist (down from 84th in 2019), the 948th most popular biography from United States (down from 811th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Social Activist.

Bugsy Siegel is most famous for being the mastermind behind the construction of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Among social activists, Bugsy Siegel ranks 107 out of 840Before him are Annie Besant, Louise Michel, Leila Khaled, Kasturba Gandhi, Syed Ahmad Khan, and Jody Williams. After him are Ishikawa Goemon, Narges Mohammadi, Nat Turner, Vlado Chernozemski, René Cassin, and An Jung-geun.

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Among people born in 1906, Bugsy Siegel ranks 54Before him are John Huston, James E. Webb, Robert E. Howard, Marie José of Belgium, Marcelo Caetano, and Estée Lauder. After him are Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Max Delbrück, Ernst Chain, James Hadley Chase, André Weil, and Philip Johnson. Among people deceased in 1947, Bugsy Siegel ranks 36Before him are Stanley Baldwin, Victor Lustig, Alexander Löhr, Qazi Muhammad, Irving Fisher, and Pierre Janet. After him are Josephine Bakhita, Luigi Russolo, Hans Fallada, Albert Marquet, Manolete, and Herbert Backe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bugsy Siegel ranks 948 out of 20,380Before him are Leon M. Lederman (1922), James Earl Jones (1931), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), and Chick Corea (1941). After him are Henry Way Kendall (1926), Keith Haring (1958), D. W. Griffith (1875), Jonathan Banks (1947), Jane Wyman (1917), and Michael Cimino (1939).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Bugsy Siegel ranks 13Before him are Emily Greene Balch (1867), Angela Davis (1944), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Harriet Tubman (1820), Susan B. Anthony (1820), and Jody Williams (1950). After him are Nat Turner (1800), Betty Ford (1918), George Stinney (1929), John Brown (1800), Frederick Douglass (1818), and Sojourner Truth (1797).