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Charles Whitman

1941 - 1966

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Charles Joseph Whitman (June 24, 1941 – August 1, 1966) was an American mass murderer who became infamous as the "Texas Tower Sniper". On August 1, 1966, he used knives to kill his mother and his wife in their respective homes, then went to the University of Texas in Austin with multiple firearms and began indiscriminately shooting at people. He fatally shot three people inside the university tower. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Whitman has received more than 4,065,480 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Charles Whitman is the 97th most popular extremist (up from 100th in 2019), the 2,464th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,714th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Extremist.

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Among EXTREMISTS

Among extremists, Charles Whitman ranks 97 out of 205. Before him are Joachim Kroll, Gary Ridgway, Pedro López, Michel Fourniret, Sirhan Sirhan, and Horst Mahler. After him are Nedeljko Čabrinović, Andrew Cunanan, Frank Nitti, Belle Gunness, Aldrich Ames, and Mary Bell.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1941, Charles Whitman ranks 145Before him are Ghena Dimitrova, Denys Arcand, Sigmar Polke, Sergio Oliva, Rosa Maria Sardà, and Andrei Mironov. After him are Myron Scholes, Robert D. Putnam, Percy Sledge, Mirosław Hermaszewski, Nora Ephron, and Harry Nilsson. Among people deceased in 1966, Charles Whitman ranks 70Before him are Yasuji Okamura, Victor Brauner, Fritz Wunderlich, Edmond Locard, Hermann Scherchen, and Wieland Wagner. After him are Homi J. Bhabha, Bai Chongxi, Elena Stasova, Caterina Albert, Philipp Frank, and Otto von Knobelsdorff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Whitman ranks 2,464 out of 15,968. Before him are James Heckman (1944), Bill Viola (1951), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), James Levine (1943), William H. Seward (1801), and Hetty Green (1834). After him are Paul H. O'Neill (1935), Mike Markkula (1942), Will Ferrell (1967), Bill Hewlett (1913), Fred Ward (1942), and George Chakiris (1934).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Charles Whitman ranks 33Before him are Dennis Rader (1945), Ma Barker (1873), Susan Atkins (1948), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Robert Hansen (1939), and Gary Ridgway (1949). After him are Andrew Cunanan (1969), Aldrich Ames (1941), Baby Face Nelson (1908), Joseph Valachi (1904), Sam Giancana (1908), and David Berkowitz (1953).