Rodney Alcala

1943 - 2021

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Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943 – July 24, 2021) was an American serial killer and sex offender who was sentenced to death in California for five murders committed between 1977 and 1979. He also pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 25 years to life for two further murders committed in New York and was also indicted with a murder in Wyoming, although charges were dropped due to a technicality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rodney Alcala has received more than 8,787,888 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Rodney Alcala is the 128th most popular extremist (down from 114th in 2019), the 2,862nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,549th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Extremist.

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Among extremists, Rodney Alcala ranks 128 out of 283Before him are Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Elisabeth Becker, Aldrich Ames, David Berkowitz, Alexandros Koryzis, and Stephen Paddock. After him are Joaquin Murrieta, Rafael Caro Quintero, Josef Blösche, Robert Stroud, Albert Anastasia, and Charles Whitman.

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Among people born in 1943, Rodney Alcala ranks 199Before him are Don Simpson, Edie Sedgwick, Dominik Duka, Paul Freeman, Nasr Abu Zayd, and Antonio Juliano. After him are Mie Hama, Carmen Argenziano, Surayud Chulanont, Nicolae Văcăroiu, Henry Hill, and Terry Eagleton. Among people deceased in 2021, Rodney Alcala ranks 163Before him are Matthew Festing, Ed Asner, Lucía Hiriart, Dani Karavan, Vladimir Menshov, and Horst Eckel. After him are Jaan Kaplinski, Ronald Inglehart, Jozef Vengloš, Bob Dole, Andrey Myagkov, and Yuan Longping.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rodney Alcala ranks 2,862 out of 20,380Before him are Selena (1971), Alan Dershowitz (1938), Saul Perlmutter (1959), Cy Young (1867), John W. Campbell (1910), and George Mikan (1924). After him are Mabel Normand (1892), Robert Ressler (1937), Lizzie Magie (1866), Charles Bachman (1924), Karl Guthe Jansky (1905), and Harold Bloom (1930).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Rodney Alcala ranks 36Before him are Richard Ramirez (1960), Baruch Goldstein (1956), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Aldrich Ames (1941), David Berkowitz (1953), and Stephen Paddock (1953). After him are Robert Stroud (1890), Charles Whitman (1941), Richard Chase (1950), Patricia Krenwinkel (1947), Sam Giancana (1908), and Leon Czolgosz (1873).