Disappearance of Etan Patz

1972 - 1979

Disappearance of Etan Patz

Etan Kalil Patz (; October 9, 1972 – May 25, 1979) was an American boy who was six years old on May 25, 1979, when he disappeared on his way to his school bus stop in the SoHo neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. His disappearance helped launch the missing children movement, which included new legislation and new methods for tracking down missing children. Several years after he disappeared, Patz was one of the first children to be profiled on the "photo on a milk carton" campaigns of the early 1980s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Disappearance of Etan Patz has received more than 1,456,102 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 398th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Disappearance of Etan Patz ranks 397 out of 426Before him are Meena Keshwar Kamal, Yoani Sánchez, Manal al-Sharif, Rachel Corrie, Frances Willard, and Anthony Dod Mantle. After him are Elizaveta Glinka, Dick Gregory, Matthew Shepard, Stanislav Markelov, Mosab Hassan Yousef, and Joshua Wong.

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Among people born in 1972, Disappearance of Etan Patz ranks 357Before him are Frode Estil, Alex Kapranos, Željko Rebrača, Jerome Damon, Sandrine Testud, and Richard T. Jones. After him are Eugene Hütz, Naoko Takahashi, Andriy Husin, Kirstjen Nielsen, Nocturno Culto, and Fabian Picardo. Among people deceased in 1979, Disappearance of Etan Patz ranks 185Before him are George Brent, Charles Coughlin, Bart McGhee, Vivian Vance, Elizabeth Ryan, and J. G. Farrell. After him are Yvonne Mitchell, Jean Stafford, and William Gargan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Disappearance of Etan Patz ranks 8,962 out of 12,171Before him are Curtis Armstrong (1953), Tiffany Young (1989), Barbara Jordan (1936), Chino Moreno (1973), Laz Alonso (1974), and Melanie Martinez (1995). After him are Josie Bissett (1970), John Hickenlooper (1952), Cole Hauser (1975), Kenny Chesney (1968), Bethany Hamilton (1990), and Kevin Lima (1962).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, Disappearance of Etan Patz ranks 65Before him are Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890), Aaron Swartz (1986), Dorothea Dix (1802), Dorothy Height (1912), Rachel Corrie (1979), and Frances Willard (1839). After him are Dick Gregory (1932), Matthew Shepard (1976), Cindy Sheehan (1957), Lizzie Velásquez (1989), and Suicide of Leelah Alcorn (1997).

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