Nancy Spungen

1958 - 1978

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Nancy Laura Spungen (; February 27, 1958 – October 12, 1978) was the American girlfriend of Sid Vicious and a figure of the 1970s punk rock scene. Spungen's life and death have been the subject of controversy among music historians and fans of the Sex Pistols. Raised Jewish in Philadelphia, Spungen was an emotionally disturbed child who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 15. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nancy Spungen has received more than 3,137,800 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Nancy Spungen is the 138th most popular extremist (down from 125th in 2019), the 3,547th most popular biography from United States and the 51st most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Nancy Spungen ranks 138 out of 205Before her are Jalaluddin Haqqani, Carl Panzram, Golden State Killer, Dean Corll, Stand Watie, and John Haigh. After her are Joseph Kony, Richard Ramirez, Jonathan Wild, Frank James, Tsutomu Miyazaki, and Dmitry Ilyich Ulyanov.

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Among people born in 1958, Nancy Spungen ranks 80Before her are Alessandro Baricco, Joan Jett, Eric Singer, Tita, Ghassan Massoud, and Keigo Higashino. After her are Anatoli Boukreev, Kevin Sorbo, Oscar Schmidt, Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, and Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo. Among people deceased in 1978, Nancy Spungen ranks 101Before her are Jacques Brugnon, Hans Stuck, Pancho Vladigerov, Mark Robson, Gunnar Nilsson, and Leo Genn. After her are Mstislav Keldysh, Ángel Bossio, Lon L. Fuller, Max Decugis, Lucius D. Clay, and Charles Best.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nancy Spungen ranks 3,547 out of 15,968Before her are Anthony Franciosa (1928), Annie Sprinkle (1954), Jim Abrahams (1944), Freddie Hubbard (1938), Mickey Spillane (1918), and Pete Maravich (1947). After her are Christopher Atkins (1961), Kit Carson (1809), Alexandra Daddario (1986), Glen Cook (1944), Joel Asaph Allen (1838), and Robert Cornelius (1809).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Nancy Spungen ranks 51Before her are Louis Farrakhan (1933), Robert Ford (1862), Carl Panzram (1892), Golden State Killer (1945), Dean Corll (1939), and Stand Watie (1806). After her are Richard Ramirez (1960), Frank James (1843), Stanley Williams (1953), Charles Starkweather (1938), Bugs Moran (1893), and Rodney Alcala (1943).