Gary Gilmore

1940 - 1977

Gary Gilmore

Gary Mark Gilmore (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 1,103,772 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 151st most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Gary Gilmore ranks 150 out of 182Before him are Viktor Bout, Ibn al-Khattab, Stanley Williams, Irmgard Möller, Dick Turpin, and John Christie. After him are Peter Sutcliffe, Golden State Killer, Alexander Pichushkin, Ahmed Jabari, Fred West, and John Hinckley Jr..

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Among people born in 1940, Gary Gilmore ranks 281Before him are David Jason, Reinhard Furrer, Vicente Miera, Daniel Quillen, Arlette Laguiller, and Fred Hansen. After him are Farooq Leghari, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Gene Pitney, Elwyn Berlekamp, Pauline Collins, and Anzor Kavazashvili. Among people deceased in 1977, Gary Gilmore ranks 137Before him are Roberto Emílio da Cunha, Lūcija Garūta, Ulises Poirier, Nellie Tayloe Ross, Hans Erich Nossack, and José Perácio. After him are Zero Mostel, Luciano Re Cecconi, Sergei Lemeshev, Tay Garnett, Robert Lowell, and Gummo Marx.

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