John Hinckley Jr.

1955 - Today

Photo of John Hinckley Jr.

Icon of person John Hinckley Jr.

John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is an American criminal 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 3,784,621 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John Hinckley Jr. is the 175th most popular extremist (down from 154th in 2019), the 6,575th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,008th in 2019) and the 60th most popular American Extremist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John Hinckley Jr.s by language


Among extremists, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 175 out of 205. Before him are Dick Turpin, Dennis Nilsen, John List, Édouard Vaillant, John Christie, and Yoo Young-chul. After him are Ahmed Jabari, Joseph Paul Franklin, Ahmad Sa'adat, Zacarias Moussaoui, Ross Ulbricht, and Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi.

Most Popular Extremists in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1955, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 245Before him are Ringo Lam, Deborra-Lee Furness, Mamata Banerjee, James Eckhouse, Bruno Pezzey, and Aleksandre Chivadze. After him are Andrei Gavrilov, Jeff Perry, Toshio Matsuura, Bill Nye, Bernd Riexinger, and Huh Jung-moo.

Others Born in 1955

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 6,575 out of 15,968. Before him are Ken Davitian (1953), Lewis Binford (1932), Sylvia Rivera (1951), Peter H. Gilmore (1958), Edmund Szoka (1927), and Robert Rubin (1938). After him are Anita Bryant (1940), Hunter Tylo (1962), Jim Cummings (1952), Richard Henry Lee (1732), Amy Ryan (1969), and Ellen Churchill Semple (1863).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, John Hinckley Jr. ranks 60Before him are Bugs Moran (1893), Rodney Alcala (1943), Richard Chase (1950), Gary Gilmore (1940), Mary Surratt (1823), and John List (1925). After him are Joseph Paul Franklin (1950), Ross Ulbricht (1984), Robert Berdella (1949), Anwar al-Awlaki (1971), Amy Fisher (1974), and Jared Fogle (1977).