Rubin Carter

1937 - 2014

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014) was an American-Canadian middleweight boxer, wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for murder, until released following a petition of habeas corpus after almost 20 years in prison. In 1966, Carter, and his co-accused, John Artis, were arrested for a triple homicide which was committed at the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Shortly after the killings at 2:30 a.m., a car, carrying Carter, Artis, and a third man, was stopped by police outside the bar while its occupants were on their way home from a nearby nightclub. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rubin Carter has received more than 5,333,642 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Rubin Carter is the 19th most popular boxer (up from 25th in 2019), the 1,671st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,152nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Boxer.

Rubin Carter was a boxer who was wrongly convicted of murder and spent 19 years in prison.

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Among boxers, Rubin Carter ranks 19 out of 496Before him are Evander Holyfield, Jack Dempsey, Primo Carnera, Roberto Durán, Larry Holmes, and Teófilo Stevenson. After him are László Papp, Ingemar Johansson, Floyd Patterson, Vitali Klitschko, Ken Norton, and Mate Parlov.

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Among people born in 1937, Rubin Carter ranks 79Before him are Tamara Bunke, Hunter S. Thompson, Yılmaz Güney, Joseph Nye, Thomas Nagel, and Valentin Pavlov. After him are Rafael Moneo, Jerry Reed, Seymour Hersh, Roberta Flack, Richard Møller Nielsen, and Manuel Pinto da Costa. Among people deceased in 2014, Rubin Carter ranks 72Before him are Ernst Albrecht, Vujadin Boškov, Hilderaldo Bellini, Billy Milligan, Kim Song-ae, and Vladimir Beara. After him are Assi Dayan, Richard Møller Nielsen, Menahem Golan, Siegfried Lenz, Sabah, and Malcolm Glazer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rubin Carter ranks 1,671 out of 20,380Before him are Thornton Wilder (1897), Cesar Romero (1907), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Josephine Chaplin (1949), Michelle Rodriguez (1978), and Diana Gabaldon (1952). After him are Mitt Romney (1947), Lucy Liu (1968), Conchata Ferrell (1943), Busta Rhymes (1972), Serena Williams (1981), and Aaron Spelling (1923).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Rubin Carter ranks 14Before him are Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Evander Holyfield (1962), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Larry Holmes (1949). After him are Floyd Patterson (1935), Ken Norton (1943), James J. Braddock (1905), Jack Johnson (1878), Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), and John L. Sullivan (1858).