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Gary Gilmore

1940 - 1977

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Gary Mark Gilmore (born Faye Robert Coffman; December 4, 1940 – January 17, 1977) was an American criminal who gained international attention for demanding the implementation of his death sentence for two murders he had admitted to committing in Utah. After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a new series of death penalty statutes in the 1976 decision Gregg v. Georgia, he became the first person in almost ten years to be executed in the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Gilmore has received more than 1,688,474 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Gary Gilmore is the 198th most popular extremist (down from 159th in 2019), the 6,476th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,411th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Gary Gilmore ranks 198 out of 209Before him are Nguyễn Văn Trỗi, Ahmad Sa'adat, Marshall Applewhite, Dick Turpin, Larry Nassar, and Joseph Paul Franklin. After him are Édouard Vaillant, Zacarias Moussaoui, John Hinckley Jr., Ahmed Jabari, Mildred Gillars, and William Bonin.

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Among people born in 1940, Gary Gilmore ranks 350Before him are Mame Madior Boye, Dani Shmulevich-Rom, Jimmy Ellis, Ignacio Milam Tang, Helma Sanders-Brahms, and Vladica Kovačević. After him are Bob Hewitt, Wolfgang Clement, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Padma Sachdev, Jean-Paul Proust, and Lorella De Luca. Among people deceased in 1977, Gary Gilmore ranks 175Before him are Philipp Etter, William Castle, Sid Atkinson, Otto Kaiser, Franco Albini, and Luciano Re Cecconi. After him are Toma Caragiu, Tay Garnett, Johann Nepomuk David, Prince Charles of Luxembourg, Jorge Pardon, and André Labatut.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gary Gilmore ranks 6,476 out of 18,182Before him are James Harden (1989), Horace W. Babcock (1912), Kevin McHale (1957), Michael Stonebraker (1943), Don Knotts (1924), and José Graziano da Silva (1949). After him are Barbara Jones (1937), Al St. John (1892), Herschell Gordon Lewis (1926), Cristine Rose (1951), Wendy Makkena (1958), and Charlotte Stewart (1941).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Gary Gilmore ranks 74Before him are Ross Ulbricht (1984), Lewis Powell (1844), Tony Accardo (1906), Marshall Applewhite (1931), Larry Nassar (1963), and Joseph Paul Franklin (1950). After him are John Hinckley Jr. (1955), Mildred Gillars (1900), William Bonin (1947), Anwar al-Awlaki (1971), Derek Chauvin (1976), and Jared Fogle (1977).