Lee Harvey Oswald

1939 - 1963

Lee Harvey Oswald

Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18, 1939 – November 24, 1963) was a former U.S. Marine who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Oswald was honorably released from active duty in the Marine Corps into the reserve and defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959. He lived in Minsk until June 1962, when he returned to the United States with his Russian wife, Marina, and eventually settled in Dallas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Harvey Oswald has received more than 10,664,611 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 10th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 10 out of 182Before him are Charles Manson, Gavrilo Princip, Osama bin Laden, Herostratus, Gilles de Rais, and Ted Bundy. After him are Andrei Chikatilo, Ulrike Meinhof, Ramón Mercader, Ed Gein, Man in the Iron Mask, and Abdullah Öcalan.

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Among people born in 1939, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 7Before him are Ali Khamenei, Tina Turner, Terence Hill, Francis Ford Coppola, Ian McKellen, and Amos Oz. After him are Reuven Rivlin, Stanislav Petrov, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Amanda Lear, Marvin Gaye, and Ralph Lauren. Among people deceased in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 11Before him are Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, Aldous Huxley, Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, and C. S. Lewis. After him are Nâzım Hikmet, Ngo Dinh Diem, Paul Hindemith, Abd el-Krim, Thích Quảng Đức, and Francis Poulenc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 175 out of 12,171Before him are Ted Bundy (1946), Gloria Stuart (1910), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Richard Gere (1949), Buster Keaton (1895), and Rita Hayworth (1918). After him are Tom Cruise (1962), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Andrew Jackson (1767), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Barbra Streisand (1942), and Samuel Colt (1814).

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 Ed Gein (1906), Albert Fish (1870), Ted Kaczynski (1942), Zodiac Killer (1940), Jim Jones (1931), John Wayne Gacy (1942), George Stinney (1929), and H. H. Holmes (1861).