Whitey Bulger

1929 - 2018

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James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger Jr. (; September 3, 1929 – October 30, 2018) was an American organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in the Winter Hill neighborhood of Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston. On December 23, 1994, Bulger fled the Boston area and went into hiding after his former FBI handler, John Connolly, tipped him off about a pending RICO indictment against him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Whitey Bulger has received more than 18,824,048 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Whitey Bulger is the 49th most popular extremist (up from 69th in 2019), the 1,051st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,596th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Extremist.

Whitey Bulger is most famous for being an Irish-American mobster who became a government informant and was a fugitive from the law for 16 years before being captured in 2011.

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Among extremists, Whitey Bulger ranks 49 out of 205Before him are Madame de Brinvilliers, Henry Lee Lucas, Frank Sheeran, Abu Nidal, William Kemmler, and Gudrun Ensslin. After him are Robert-François Damiens, George Habash, James Earl Ray, George Stinney, George Jung, and Karl Denke.

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Among people born in 1929, Whitey Bulger ranks 70Before him are Zoltán Czibor, Isamu Akasaki, Lennart Johansson, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Werner Arber, and Mike Hawthorn. After him are Alfred Moisiu, Gerald Edelman, Violeta Chamorro, Yozo Aoki, Ágnes Heller, and Yevgeny Primakov. Among people deceased in 2018, Whitey Bulger ranks 46Before him are Jens Christian Skou, Charles K. Kao, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Scott Wilson, Claude Lanzmann, and Jamal Khashoggi. After him are Günter Blobel, Burton Richter, Reynaldo Bignone, John Young, R. Lee Ermey, and Tsukasa Hosaka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Whitey Bulger ranks 1,051 out of 15,968Before him are George Beadle (1903), A. L. Kroeber (1876), Jimmy Connors (1952), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Robert Forster (1941), and Clifford D. Simak (1904). After him are Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Clyde Drexler (1962), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Burton Richter (1931), James Brolin (1940), and George Akerlof (1940).

Among EXTREMISTS In United States

Among extremists born in United States, Whitey Bulger ranks 18Before him are H. H. Holmes (1861), Barry Seal (1939), Butch Cassidy (1866), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Frank Sheeran (1920), and William Kemmler (1860). After him are James Earl Ray (1928), George Stinney (1929), George Jung (1942), Jordan Belfort (1962), Timothy McVeigh (1968), and Edmund Kemper (1948).