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Lee Harvey Oswald

1939 - 1963

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Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was a U.S. Marine veteran who assassinated John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, on November 22, 1963. Oswald was placed in juvenile detention at the age of 12 for truancy, during which time he was assessed by a psychiatrist as "emotionally disturbed", due to a lack of normal family life. After attending 12 schools in his youth, he quit repeatedly, and finally when he was 17, joined the Marines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Harvey Oswald has received more than 15,944,942 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Lee Harvey Oswald is the 9th most popular extremist, the 162nd most popular biography from United States (down from 136th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Extremist.

Lee Harvey Oswald is most famous for assassinating President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

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Among extremists, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 9 out of 209Before him are Charles Manson, Elizabeth Báthory, Gavrilo Princip, Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy, and Herostratus. After him are Man in the Iron Mask, Gilles de Rais, Ted Kaczynski, Andrei Chikatilo, Ramón Mercader, and Abdullah Öcalan.

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Among people born in 1939, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 7Before him are Terence Hill, Tina Turner, Ian McKellen, Stanislav Petrov, Ali Khamenei, and Francis Ford Coppola. After him are Amanda Lear, Amos Oz, George Lazenby, Harvey Keitel, Margaret Atwood, and Giovanni Trapattoni. Among people deceased in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 8Before him are Édith Piaf, Pope John XXIII, Robert Frost, Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, and Aldous Huxley. After him are Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, Ngo Dinh Diem, C. S. Lewis, Abd el-Krim, and Paul Hindemith.

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Among people born in United States, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 162 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Redford (1936), John B. Watson (1878), Tom Hanks (1956), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), John Steinbeck (1902), and Samuel L. Jackson (1948). After him are Gregory Peck (1916), George Gershwin (1898), Ava Gardner (1922), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), and John Williams (1932).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 4Before him are John Wilkes Booth (1838), Charles Manson (1934), and Ted Bundy (1946). After him are Ted Kaczynski (1942), Zodiac Killer (1940), Ed Gein (1906), Albert Fish (1870), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Jim Jones (1931), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), and H. H. Holmes (1861).