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 of murder and later released following a petition of habeas corpus after serving 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, which contained Carter, Artis and a third acquaintance, 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 3,861,781 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Rubin Carter is the 12th most popular boxer (up from 24th in 2019), the 1,165th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,219th in 2019) and the 11th 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 12 out of 324Before him are George Foreman, Max Schmeling, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, and Sonny Liston. After him are Primo Carnera, Evander Holyfield, Jack Dempsey, James J. Braddock, Floyd Patterson, and Roberto Durán.

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Among people born in 1937, Rubin Carter ranks 58Before him are Sigmund Jähn, Tsukasa Hosaka, Hunter S. Thompson, George Takei, George Carlin, and Lionel Jospin. After him are Yoshirō Mori, Robin Warren, Sajida Talfah, Tom Simpson, Yılmaz Güney, and Trini Lopez. Among people deceased in 2014, Rubin Carter ranks 49Before him are Karlheinz Böhm, Gerald Edelman, Luise Rainer, Yozo Aoki, Maurice Duverger, and P. D. James. After him are Hans Hollein, Gyula Grosics, Udo Jürgens, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dobrica Ćosić, and James Garner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rubin Carter ranks 1,165 out of 15,968Before him are Clifford Shull (1915), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Harvey Milk (1930), Mr. T (1952), Chesley Sullenberger (1951), and Robert F. Furchgott (1916). After him are Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Joe Jackson (1928), George Armitage Miller (1920), Cormac McCarthy (1933), Frederick Herzberg (1923), and Harrison Schmitt (1935).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Rubin Carter ranks 11Before him are Joe Louis (1914), George Foreman (1949), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Jake LaMotta (1922), and Sonny Liston (1932). After him are Evander Holyfield (1962), Jack Dempsey (1895), James J. Braddock (1905), Floyd Patterson (1935), Ken Norton (1943), and Larry Holmes (1949).