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John Hinckley Jr.

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John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is an American man who attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 1981, two months after Reagan's first inauguration. Using a .22 caliber revolver, Hinckley wounded Reagan; police officer Thomas Delahanty; Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy; and White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was left permanently disabled and eventually died due to the extent of his injuries. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hinckley Jr. has received more than 6,924,839 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John Hinckley Jr. is the 201st most popular extremist (down from 178th in 2019), the 6,649th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,571st in 2019) and the 75th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 201 out of 209Before him are Dick Turpin, Larry Nassar, Joseph Paul Franklin, Gary Gilmore, Édouard Vaillant, and Zacarias Moussaoui. After him are Ahmed Jabari, Mildred Gillars, William Bonin, Howard Marks, Abdul Quader Molla, and Ramzi Yousef.

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Among people born in 1955, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 263Before him are Buck Adams, Chen Quanguo, Edinho, David Twohy, Deborra-Lee Furness, and Agathonas Iakovidis. After him are Andrei Gavrilov, Julian Richings, Kane Hodder, K. Eric Drexler, Roberto Pruzzo, and Bruno Pezzey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 6,649 out of 18,182Before him are Mark Damon (1933), Theobald Smith (1859), Zig Ziglar (1926), Maynard James Keenan (1964), Ben McKenzie (1978), and Louise Lasser (1939). After him are Jean Bartik (1924), Richard Herd (1932), Michael Beck (1949), Oliver Nelson (1932), Russell Banks (1940), and R. A. Lafferty (1914).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 75Before him are Lewis Powell (1844), Tony Accardo (1906), Marshall Applewhite (1931), Larry Nassar (1963), Joseph Paul Franklin (1950), and Gary Gilmore (1940). After him are Mildred Gillars (1900), William Bonin (1947), Anwar al-Awlaki (1971), Derek Chauvin (1976), Jared Fogle (1977), and Amy Fisher (1974).

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