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 am, 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 4,369,626 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Rubin Carter is the 25th most popular boxer (down from 12th in 2019), the 2,154th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,164th in 2019) and the 17th most popular 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 25 out of 326Before him are Teófilo Stevenson, Ingemar Johansson, Roberto Durán, Primo Carnera, Larry Holmes, and Ken Norton. After him are Trevor Berbick, Nino Benvenuti, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Jack Johnson, and John L. Sullivan.

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Among people born in 1937, Rubin Carter ranks 106Before him are Roberta Flack, Valentyn Sylvestrov, Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria, Ange-Félix Patassé, Kōichirō Matsuura, and Nikolai Kapustin. After him are Peter Burke, Robert Gallo, Tsukasa Hosaka, Rifaat al-Assad, Joseph Kobzon, and Steven Berkoff. Among people deceased in 2014, Rubin Carter ranks 90Before him are Vladimir Beara, Serge Moscovici, Johnny Winter, Jean-Luc Dehaene, Vasily Petrov, and Menahem Golan. After him are Ken Takakura, Go Seigen, Valeri Kubasov, Igor Mitoraj, Alicia Rhett, and Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rubin Carter ranks 2,154 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Richards (1949), James Franco (1978), Michael Kamen (1948), Gordon Scott (1926), Bob Odenkirk (1962), and Eric Carle (1929). After him are Ub Iwerks (1901), Terry Brooks (1944), Bridget Fonda (1964), Mark Margolis (1939), Stacy Keach (1941), and Andy Kaufman (1949).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Rubin Carter ranks 17Before him are Jack Dempsey (1895), Evander Holyfield (1962), James J. Braddock (1905), Floyd Patterson (1935), Larry Holmes (1949), and Ken Norton (1943). After him are Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), Jack Johnson (1878), John L. Sullivan (1858), Archie Moore (1916), Max Baer (1909), and Leon Spinks (1953).