Nancy Spungen

1958 - 1978

Nancy Spungen

Nancy Laura Spungen (; February 27, 1958 – October 12, 1978) was the American girlfriend of English punk rock band Sex Pistols bassist 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 2,579,678 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 124th most popular extremist.

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Among extremists, Nancy Spungen ranks 124 out of 182Before her are Bugs Moran, Luis Posada Carriles, Jack Unterweger, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Mohamed Atta, and Louis Farrakhan. After her are Charles Starkweather, Jan-Carl Raspe, Ernst Zündel, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Joseph Kony, and Anatoly Onoprienko.

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Among people born in 1958, Nancy Spungen ranks 78Before her are Anatoli Boukreev, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joan Jett, Limahl, Ricardo Gareca, and Linda Fiorentino. After her are Giuseppe Baresi, Rabah Madjer, Helen Fielding, Didier Auriol, Nambaryn Enkhbayar, and Kevin Sorbo. Among people deceased in 1978, Nancy Spungen ranks 104Before her are John Lyng, Franz Bäke, Julio Jaramillo, Costante Girardengo, Bernhard Karlgren, and José Gonzalvo. After her are Raúl Alberto Lastiri, Juan Evaristo, Mark Robson, Liane Augustin, Leo Genn, and Rubén Morán.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nancy Spungen ranks 3,550 out of 12,171Before her are Louis Farrakhan (1933), Spotted Elk (1826), Schuyler Colfax (1823), Nolan Bushnell (1943), Peter Strauss (1947), and Holland Smith (1882). After her are Allen Iverson (1975), Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824), Stephen Sondheim (1930), Charles Starkweather (null), Kourtney Kardashian (1979), and Sean Astin (1971).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Nancy Spungen ranks 44Before her are Leopold and Loeb (1905), Richard Ramirez (1960), Robert Hansen (1939), Dennis Rader (1945), Bugs Moran (1893), and Louis Farrakhan (1933). After her are Charles Starkweather (null), Richard Chase (1950), Stanley Williams (1953), Golden State Killer (1945), John Hinckley Jr. (1955), and Joseph Paul Franklin (1950).