Timothy McVeigh

1968 - 2001

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Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was an American domestic terrorist responsible for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, 19 of whom were children, and injured more than 680 others, and destroyed one third of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The bombing was the deadliest act of terrorism in the United States prior to the September 11 attacks. It remains one of the deadliest acts of domestic terrorism in U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Timothy McVeigh has received more than 11,224,138 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Timothy McVeigh is the 61st most popular extremist (down from 52nd in 2019), the 1,277th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,278th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Extremist.

Timothy McVeigh is most famous for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. He was convicted of the bombing and executed by lethal injection on June 11, 2001.

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Among extremists, Timothy McVeigh ranks 61 out of 205Before him are Karl Denke, Emperor Norton, Jordan Belfort, Johnny Torrio, Pavlik Morozov, and Willi Herold. After him are Henri Désiré Landru, Friedrich Jeckeln, Edmund Kemper, Boris Savinkov, Oskar Gröning, and Aileen Wuornos.

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Among people born in 1968, Timothy McVeigh ranks 13Before him are Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Naomi Watts, Guy Ritchie, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, Mika Häkkinen, and Didier Deschamps. After him are Lucy Liu, Davor Šuker, Marine Le Pen, Kylie Minogue, Gillian Anderson, and Fernando Hierro. Among people deceased in 2001, Timothy McVeigh ranks 43Before him are Chung Ju-yung, Clifford Shull, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Ken Kesey, Juan Antonio Villacañas, and Poul Anderson. After him are Masao Ono, Indro Montanelli, W. G. Sebald, Stanley Kramer, Emilie Schindler, and Francisco Rabal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Timothy McVeigh ranks 1,277 out of 15,968Before him are Ron Howard (1954), Robert Moog (1934), Sam Shepard (1943), Pat Garrett (1850), Spike Lee (1957), and Poul Anderson (1926). After him are Lucy Liu (1968), David McClelland (1917), Dionne Warwick (1940), Danielle Steel (1947), Rick Rubin (1963), and Ike Turner (1931).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Timothy McVeigh ranks 23Before him are William Kemmler (1860), Whitey Bulger (1929), James Earl Ray (1928), George Stinney (1929), George Jung (1942), and Jordan Belfort (1962). After him are Edmund Kemper (1948), Aileen Wuornos (1956), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Dennis Rader (1945), Ma Barker (1873), and Susan Atkins (1948).