Sirhan Sirhan

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Sirhan Bishara Sirhan (; Arabic: سرحان بشارة سرحان‎ Sirḥān Bišāra Sirḥān, born March 19, 1944) is a Palestinian Christian militant who assassinated United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 1968; Kennedy died the following day at Good Samaritan Hospital. Sirhan was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County, California. Sirhan was born in Jerusalem to an Arab Christian family, where he attended a Lutheran school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sirhan Sirhan has received more than 6,695,751 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Sirhan Sirhan is the 95th most popular extremist (down from 92nd in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Israel (down from 148th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Israeli Extremist.

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Among extremists, Sirhan Sirhan ranks 95 out of 205. Before him are Robert Hansen, Kang Kek Iew, Joachim Kroll, Gary Ridgway, Pedro López, and Michel Fourniret. After him are Horst Mahler, Charles Whitman, Nedeljko Čabrinović, Andrew Cunanan, Frank Nitti, and Belle Gunness.

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Among people born in 1944, Sirhan Sirhan ranks 149Before him are Angela Winkler, Steve Fossett, Tsuyoshi Kunieda, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Agnes Baltsa, and Stockard Channing. After him are Salvador Sánchez Cerén, Mary Robinson, Ferenc Bene, Gianfranco Ferré, Patrick Devedjian, and Carlos Pace.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Sirhan Sirhan ranks 154 out of 389. Before him are Shoghi Effendi (1897), Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (1522), Lusius Quietus (100), A. B. Yehoshua (1936), Gal Gadot (1985), and Sarah Aaronsohn (1890). After him are Chaim Topol (1935), Ibzan (null), Ivry Gitlis (1922), Rafi Eitan (1926), Ghil'ad Zuckermann (1971), and Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi (1947).

Among EXTREMISTS In Israel

Among extremists born in Israel, Sirhan Sirhan ranks 3Before him are Abu Nidal (1937) and George Habash (1926). After him are Wadie Haddad (1927) and Yigal Amir (1970).