John Hinckley Jr.

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John Hinckley Jr.

John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is an American who, on March 30, 1981, attempted to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C. He wounded Reagan with a bullet from a revolver that ricocheted and hit Reagan in the chest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hinckley Jr. has received more than 3,384,411 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 158th most popular extremist.

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  • 22

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Among extremists, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 156 out of 182Before him are Gary Gilmore, Peter Sutcliffe, Golden State Killer, Alexander Pichushkin, Ahmed Jabari, and Fred West. After him are Ahmad Sa'adat, John List, Joseph Paul Franklin, Zacarias Moussaoui, Yoo Young-chul, and Ramzi Yousef.

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Among people born in 1955, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 237Before him are Thomas Hampson, Aleksandre Chivadze, Djamel Zidane, Huh Jung-moo, Roberto Pruzzo, and Ali Laarayedh. After him are Nicolas Hulot, K. Eric Drexler, Mick Jones, Christopher McDonald, Andrei Gavrilov, and Andrew Divoff.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 6,014 out of 12,171Before him are Mark Snow (1946), Justin Bartha (1978), Mike Dirnt (1972), David Zayas (1962), John Mellencamp (1951), and Nathan Hale (1755). After him are Peter Riegert (1947), Holland Roden (1986), Lester Bowie (1941), Della Reese (1931), Genie (1957), and Kim Gordon (1953).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 49Before him are Louis Farrakhan (1933), Nancy Spungen (1958), Charles Starkweather (null), Richard Chase (1950), Stanley Williams (1953), and Golden State Killer (1945). After him are Joseph Paul Franklin (1950), Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (1981), Anwar al-Awlaki (1971), Jared Fogle (1977), and Omar Mateen (1986).