Richard Ramirez

1960 - 2013

Richard Ramirez

Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez (; February 29, 1960 – June 7, 2013), known as Richard Ramirez, was an American serial killer, serial rapist, and burglar. His highly publicized home invasion crime spree terrorized the residents of the greater Los Angeles area and later the residents of the San Francisco area from June 1984 until August 1985. Prior to his capture, Ramirez was dubbed the "Night Stalker" by the news media.He used a wide variety of weapons, including handguns, knives, a machete, a tire iron, and a hammer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Ramirez has received more than 10,966,814 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 114th most popular extremist.

Memorability Metrics

  • 11M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.39

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among extremists, Richard Ramirez ranks 114 out of 182Before him are Joseph Valachi, David Berkowitz, Mary Bell, John Bodkin Adams, Aldrich Ames, and Leopold and Loeb. After him are Harold Shipman, Robert Hansen, Dennis Rader, Bugs Moran, Luis Posada Carriles, and Jack Unterweger.

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Among people born in 1960, Richard Ramirez ranks 93Before him are Hiroshi Amano, Mehmet Oz, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Julio César Romero, Michael Stipe, and RuPaul. After him are Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean, Barham Salih, Takashi Miike, Leos Carax, Naoki Urasawa, and Vince Clarke. Among people deceased in 2013, Richard Ramirez ranks 154Before him are Abdul Rahim Hatif, Henrique Rosa, Dennis Farina, Amedeo Amadei, Patti Page, and Sergei Belov. After him are Yury Yakovlev, Mariangela Melato, Halton Arp, Ray Dolby, Olga Gyarmati, and Jeff Hanneman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Ramirez ranks 3,188 out of 12,171Before him are Taylor Hackford (1944), Michael Winslow (1958), Kamehameha III (1814), Jeff Fahey (1952), Sylvia Sidney (1910), and Chad Smith (1961). After him are Peter MacNicol (1954), Robert Gates (1943), Clarence Clemons (1942), Anne Archer (1947), David Petraeus (1952), and Elizabeth Warren (1949).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Richard Ramirez ranks 39Before him are Patty Hearst (1954), Stand Watie (1806), Joseph Valachi (1904), David Berkowitz (1953), Aldrich Ames (1941), and Leopold and Loeb (1905). After him are Robert Hansen (1939), Dennis Rader (1945), Bugs Moran (1893), Louis Farrakhan (1933), Nancy Spungen (1958), and Charles Starkweather (null).