Rodney King

1965 - 2012

Rodney King

Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American man who was a victim of police brutality by the Los Angeles Police Department. On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by LAPD officers after a high-speed chase during his arrest for drunk driving on I-210. A civilian, George Holliday, filmed the incident from his nearby balcony and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage clearly showed an unarmed King on the ground being beaten after initially evading arrest. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rodney King has received more than 9,659,070 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 30th most popular celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Rodney King ranks 33 out of 140Before him are Dodi Fayed, Mary Mallon, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Besarion Jughashvili, and Martin Guerre. After him are Thérésa Tallien, Elizabeth Stride, Lizzie Borden, Armi Kuusela, Keke Geladze, and Fritz Pfeffer.

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Among people born in 1965, Rodney King ranks 21Before him are Sarah Jessica Parker, Slash, Laurent Blanc, Ben Stiller, Brooke Shields, and José Luis Chilavert. After him are Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Gong Li, Khaled Hosseini, Nicholas Sparks, Diane Lane, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Among people deceased in 2012, Rodney King ranks 63Before him are Carroll Shelby, Chris Marker, Renato Dulbecco, Scott McKenzie, F. Sherwood Rowland, and Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. After him are George Armitage Miller, Carlo Maria Martini, Gustav Leonhardt, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Maurice Herzog, and Herbert Lom.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rodney King ranks 1,446 out of 12,171Before him are Frank Lucas (1930), Frederick Douglass (1818), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), David McClelland (1917), Tess Gerritsen (1953), and Dan Simmons (1948). After him are Jonathan Edwards (1703), Paul L. Modrich (1946), William Lipscomb (1919), Sol LeWitt (1928), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), and Raymond A. Spruance (1886).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Rodney King ranks 12Before him are Black Dahlia (1924), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Kim Kardashian (1980), Rosemary Kennedy (1918), Don King (1931), and Peggy Guggenheim (1898). After him are Lizzie Borden (1860), Sarah Knauss (1880), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Edie Sedgwick (1943), Paris Hilton (1981), and Dan Inosanto (1936).