Lee Harvey Oswald

1939 - 1963

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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 born in Louisiana, and grew up there and in Texas, and later New York, where he was placed in juvenile detention at the age of seven for truancy, during which time he was assesed by a psychiatrist as "emotionally disturbed", due to a lack of a normal family life. After attending 22 schools in his youth, he quit repeatedly, and finally when he was 17, to join the Marines. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Harvey Oswald has received more than 11,354,307 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Lee Harvey Oswald is the 9th most popular extremist (up from 10th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from United States (up from 175th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 9 out of 205. Before him are John Wilkes Booth, Elizabeth Báthory, Gavrilo Princip, Osama bin Laden, Ted Bundy, and Herostratus. After him are Gilles de Rais, Man in the Iron Mask, Andrei Chikatilo, Ed Gein, Ramón Mercader, and Ulrike Meinhof.

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Among people born in 1939, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 6Before him are Terence Hill, Tina Turner, Ian McKellen, Francis Ford Coppola, and Ali Khamenei. After him are Reuven Rivlin, Stanislav Petrov, Amos Oz, Harvey Keitel, Amanda Lear, and Gro Harlem Brundtland. Among people deceased in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 8Before him are Édith Piaf, Pope John XXIII, Robert Frost, Georges Braque, Jean Cocteau, and Aldous Huxley. After him are Robert Schuman, Tristan Tzara, C. S. Lewis, Ngo Dinh Diem, Nâzım Hikmet, and Paul Hindemith.

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Among people born in United States, Lee Harvey Oswald ranks 136 out of 15,968. Before him are Robert Redford (1936), Henry Fonda (1905), Grace Kelly (1929), Herman Melville (1819), Woodrow Wilson (1856), and Linus Pauling (1901). After him are Nicolas Cage (1964), Amelia Earhart (1897), Vince McMahon (1945), Dale Carnegie (1888), Jon Voight (1938), and Will Smith (1968).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

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